Decorating With Plants

 Plant & planter from Target.

Plant & planter from Target.

Using plants to decorate has become a huge trend lately, which is really no surprise. They add a certain freshness and brightness to every room, not to mention a pop of color and potential health benefits. I personally love to have a bunch of plants in my bedroom. It gives the room more of a natural, peaceful, and clean vibe, which is exactly what I strive for in this space. Without further ado, here are my best tips for decorating with plants:

  • If you live in a city, with pets, or have allergies, air-purifying plants are a great option for your home. Bamboo palms, spider plants, aloe, and English ivy all help to purify the air and are all fairly easy to take care of if you're new to caring for plants. The first three all look great in planters which you can buy in colors that coordinate with the room or DIY. English ivy looks beautiful in hanging planters - I love the ones at Urban Outfitters.
  • If you like using fresh herbs in your cooking, rosemary, mint, and basil all are great for small planters and windowsill planters. As an added benefit, the aroma of both rosemary and mint are great for warding off headaches.
  • For the bedroom specifically, I highly recommend jasmine and lavender plants. Jasmine is said to help boost the quality of your sleep. Lavender is a wonder for reducing anxiety and stress. Of course, both are beautiful plants, and just the sight of them will add a pleasant touch to your home.
  • Terrariums are an awesome way to get a little DIY with your plants. Lots of nurseries and other plant purveyors sell supplies for terrariums that allow you to customize them to your hearts desire! The air plants that go in them are also crazy easy to keep alive and super cute.
  • If you don't have a green thumb, there is no shame in buying fake plants! Good quality ones look beautiful and will stay looking beautiful no matter how much you neglect them. Stores like Target, Michaels, and World Market tend to have a great selection at affordable prices, but you can find higher end ones out there as well. Another suggestion - succulents! They don't need much water, but they do need sun! So beware if you're like me and live in a place that is cloudy most of the year.

Do you have plants in your home? How do you like to decorate with them? Let me know in the comments!

 Palm leaves and glass bottle from Michaels. Snake plant & planter from Target.

Palm leaves and glass bottle from Michaels. Snake plant & planter from Target.

 Terrarium from a local plant store. Aloe plant and pot from IKEA.

Terrarium from a local plant store. Aloe plant and pot from IKEA.