If you live in an apartment or condo, work long hours in an office, or are stuck indoors thanks to unfriendly weather, you may not get as much time outside as you like. When it comes to bringing the beauty of nature indoors, though, too often our imagination fails us. There’s nothing wrong with putting a vase of flowers on the dining room table, but why stop there? When you place flowers and plants throughout your home, you weave the beauty and benefits of nature into your daily environment. Here are some suggestions for how to incorporate greenery into the five principal rooms of your home:
Living room: Your living room is a wonderful space to include flowering plants. A corner table or end table is the perfect spot for a Phalaenopsis (or moth) orchid, which is considered among the easiest orchids to care for. Flowering kalanchoe, a succulent that produces clusters of blossoms, also works well here, as do bromeliads, showy tropical plants with colorful leaves. A succulent dish or a small terrarium with different colors and textures in its mixed plants is another beautiful option. A medium-height fresh floral arrangement looks great on a console table or bar cabinet, and is an excellent way to change up the look of your space when you are entertaining or when you just want some variety. Finally, the living room is the best place for a tall corner tree like a Ficus lyrata (also known as the fiddle-leaf fig), white bird of paradise plant (Strelizia nicolai), or majesty palm tree (Ravenea rivularis), where it will have room to grow without overwhelming its surroundings.
Bedroom: A floral accent can bring an air of tranquility and peace to your bedroom. No need to go overboard—think a set of cute bud vases with a bloom or two apiece, or perhaps a small arrangement of clustered flowers on your nightstand or vanity table.
Bathroom: This is another space where a simple floral grace note can bring a smile to your face as you go about your day. A mini orchid works well here, where it will enjoy the humidity. A low-maintenance succulent is also a great choice.
Kitchen: If you have a lot of sun in your kitchen, potted herbs make the ideal addition. Basil, thyme, and rosemary can do double duty as fresh green décor and delicious ingredients for your recipes. If you have a large kitchen island, place a tall floral arrangement in the center to enjoy as you cook or bake.
Dining room: When you’re hosting a dinner party, consider topping your dining room table with a low, lush arrangement that allows your guests to converse without impeding their sight lines. On a more regular basis, a classic centerpiece incorporating seasonal flowers and foliage elegantly marks the passage of the year.
Growing up surrounded by flowers has given Rachel Cho a deep appreciation for the beauty and inspiration to be found in nature. She works closely with her clients to create inspired designs that capture their unique vision. Whether you’re planning an event or simply looking for a fresh floral arrangement, contact us today for individualized, responsive service.