Tips for Incorporating Plants and Greenery in Interior Design

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Nobody wants their space to feel dull and uninspiring, especially after you’ve spent a lot of time (and money) trying to perfect your interior design. But sometimes, despite your best efforts, you find yourself with a room that’s missing just that little something to complete the look and create the right atmosphere.

If you’re looking for a way to liven up your space, why not bring in some actual life? Plant life that is! Discover why everyone in the design world is so obsessed with plants and greenery these days and use these tips incorporate them into your own home!

Choose plants that will do well in your space.

Do you know the most unattractive type of plant you can use to decorate your space? A dead one. Before you head to your local nursery, research the best types of plants for the conditions in which you plan on keeping them. Don’t forget to factor in access to sunlight, space to grow, and what level of maintenance you can realistically keep up with.

Get creative with plant displays.

While a potted plant in the corner is always a tried and true option, there are plenty of unique and interesting ways to use greenery to enhance your space. Large statement floor plants, elaborate centerpieces, refreshing wall planters, luscious hanging baskets—there are a million different creative displays these days you can DIY, find at the store, or order online!

Incorporate plant life that compliments your color scheme.

Go beyond simple greenery and use colorful blooms to accentuate the features of your existing design. Draw your color from focal pieces in the room or décor and furniture in the area you plan on positioning your plant. You can choose something that either acts as a bold accent or subtle extension of the colors in your space.

When in doubt, fake it!

If your space isn’t conducive to plant life or you weren’t blessed with a green thumb, you can still incorporate plants and greenery in other ways. There’s always the option of artificial plants, for example. Or, use artwork or patterns in your design features that evoke a similar feeling as live plants, such as floral elements and botanical imagery.

Decorating your home with plant life is a great way to make it more appealing to prospective buyers when you’re trying to sell—but it’s not necessarily enough to get your space to its full potential. For that, you’ll need the help of Red House Staging & Interiors’ team of home staging experts.

Contact us today so we can fit you with the perfect home staging package to transform your space for the market!