There’s a lot to love about the current interior obsession with all things botanical. Greenery goes with any design style and instantly refreshes your space. But if you have a history of killing innocent plants or just don’t know how to make them work in your space, we’re outlining some of our favourite tips for decorating with greenery.
1. Embrace Faux
The most common reason people avoid decorating with greenery? Trouble keeping plants alive! It’s frustrating to invest money in plants that only live for a few months. Whether you travel frequently, have little natural light or a naturally brown thumb, faux plants help you get the look without the heartache. If you’re a pet owner who’s tired of chewed leaves and spilled soil, fake is the best way to go.
For the best of both worlds, mix faux foliage and living plants. This technique works with your collection of potted plants, and makes the fakes much harder to spot. To help fill up bouquets and cut flowers, keep simple branches like our Kadey Eucalyptus Bunch or Lanya Lavender Bush on hand.
2. Colour Coordinate
Pops of dark green foliage go with pretty much any style of home décor. But if you’re into colour theory or you’ve got a specific vision for your room, look for foliage that ties into the theme. Incorporating green accents in textiles and artwork will help foliage feel like it really belongs in your space. If you’ve already got accent colours like pink or blue, flowers in the same shade can tie together surrounding décor. When you don’t have a weekly budget for fresh cut flowers, this is the perfect opportunity to incorporate bright fauxs like our Lynn Dahlia or Shea Hydrangea.
3. Upgrade Pots
Greenery and foliage work in every space. Plastic pots? Not so much. Baskets are perfect for hiding those boring, basic pots. Woven materials in light colours contrast dark green leaves, and their natural style fits with any type of plant. Our Ruiz and Isidora Storage Baskets embrace the organic look, and handles make it easy to move larger plants around the room.
4. Unexpected Places
Keep light requirements in mind for living plants, but don’t be afraid to experiment with greenery in unexpected places. Instead of windowsills and generic plant stands, fill a sideboard, cabinet or bookshelf with greenery. Tired of popping stems in a typical vase? Create botanical wall décor by hanging a bundle of faux or dried branches.
5. Make it a Theme
Take decorating with greenery one step further by using nature-inspired décor around your home. Floral prints are a seasonal favourite, and leafy works like our Palms Wall Art are especially trendy this year. For smaller touches of botanical style, add pieces like our Palms Monstera Leaf Tealight Holder or Keimi Leaf Candle Jar.