Now that spring is in full bloom, have you thought about bringing some of the greenery and blossoming spring flowers indoors for a seasonal pick-me-up? Plants and floral arrangements can literally bring a breath of fresh air from the outdoors. It’s a very easy way to wake up your home for the new season.
Working with clients to find the right display for foliage and floral arrangements is one of my favorite springtime activities as an interior designer because it’s a great way to personalize your space. Here are a few tips to get your creativity flowing:
African violets, a plant easily found at any supermarket, can be planted in a decorative urn for a unique take on the common flower. Plant several African violets in one pot for a landscaped look.
For a casual look, scatter succulents in earth-toned pots around the room in odd-numbered groupings. Most succulents, such as cactus plants and aloe plants, are low-maintenance plants that require direct sunlight. Keeping the pots in neutral shades fits with the desert origins of most succulents.
Another idea is to fill in empty corners with trees that grow well indoors. For flexibility, pot the tree in a pot that rests on a wheeled base so you can easily rearrange for vacuuming or other cleaning. The fiddle-leaf fig tree requires moderate sunlight and can flourish indoors.
For an exotic flourish, don’t be afraid of the temperamental orchid. The gorgeous flowers can transform a bathroom or other room into a tropical oasis. Orchids are potted in rocks instead of soil, and have to be watered on a regular basis. Let the water drain through the rocks for best results, which mimics the orchids’ native habitat of a tropical rainforest.
I love to add flowers to the sink area when I’m entertaining. It makes an ordinary room very special for guests!
Ferns can also add a surprise of lush texture to a bedroom, as the ferns require indirect sunlight. Ferns need occasional maintenance by trimming stray fronds, but otherwise can flourish with minimal care. They can also be potted in hanging pots or regular pots, depending on the space.
Not quite sure how to showcase your garden delights? I would love to show you how a few simple touches can make all the difference. Contact me today and we will get started!