Indoor plants enliven our houses, freshen the air we breathe and give us city dwellers the necessary dose of nature. However, choosing house plants is like choosing decor for any other area of your home. Our expert designers have these tips to help you add plants to your home this summer.
In the kitchen
Who said houseplants are purely decorative? If you’re looking for an incentive to stay in the kitchen and cook, consider adding some aromatic plants. Rosemary, lavender, basil, parsley, lemon balm, lemongrass, mint, oregano, and coriander are easy-care and tasty options.
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In the bathroom
If you want to freshen up your bathroom, consider adding some eucalyptus plants. When eucalyptus is exposed to steam, it releases a mild scent that cleanses the sinuses. They are great for combating seasonal allergies and make showering even more pleasant.
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For the bedroom
If you are looking for a natural air filter, consider placing indoor plants in the bedroom. We love the snake plant, also known as the mother-in-law. It’s great for removing toxins from the air and looks great in chic, minimalist planters.
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Living plant wall
Like practically any type of decor, houseplants take up valuable floor or table space. That’s why we love the hanging wall plant. And if you buy wall art too, you can kill two birds with one stone. Check out how we got the living plant wall look in this penthouse overlooking Central Park West.
Why bother with houseplants when you can’t get fancy planters? While there are a million stylish planters out there, we particularly like these pieces designed by Eric Trine. These geometric pieces, handcrafted in his Los Angeles studio, come in a variety of colors and are great for creating a summery vibe.
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If you occasionally forget to water your plants, consider getting a self-watering planter. Fill it up every now and then and the planter will do the rest. We’re a fan of this three piece set from ikea. With a ceramic frame and a raised wire base, it’s perfect for a relaxed, modern summer look.
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When looking for ways to keep your houseplants alive, consider plants that are easier to care for than the common fiddle leaf figs. And if you’re looking for summer options to add to your home, consider adding some succulents. They are durable, resilient and give your home a chic desert atmosphere.
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In the corner
Corners are one of the most difficult rooms in the house to decorate. While there isn’t enough space for an extra piece of furniture, it’s also unwise to leave the space completely empty. If you want to add a large houseplant to your house, consider placing it in an underutilized corner. In the dining room of the Westchester family home, we placed fig plants with violin leaves in opposite corners. They add a dash of green without disrupting the flow of this chic family home.