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The Power of Plants as an Interior Design Tool

Updated: Aug 2, 2022

Plants are ALL the rage right now! Big plants, small plants, hanging plants, tall plants...the people have gone plant crazy (including me...)

Why are they so great? I will tell you why! Not only do they purify the air by absorbing toxins, they also boost productivity and elevate your mood. Plants are like free therapy. And once you start adding a few to your space, you’ll wonder how you went so long without them.

That’s what this post is all about -- the power of plants as a design tool. If you’re not yet a believer, or your significant other is still in the “why the hell are all these stupid plants in the house” phase (been there!), I’m going to share my tips on how to get them on board.

Plants add life and interest to any space. When I moved into my new place, I filled all of the empty corners and dead space with plants. My boyfriend looked at me like I was crazy. But one day, I removed them all from the room (it was watering Wednesday) and behold, his lightbulb moment!

“Where did all the plants go? It looks so sterile and boring in here. They really do make a big impact.”

And that right there, my friends, is how I finally made my man a believer. I think I even turned him into a full-blown botanist! But that’s a blog post for another day.

The point is, plants are the perfect filler. Without them, our house looked completely bare and empty. People always ask me for interior design advice and what they should add to their space. Whenever I tell them to buy more plants, they roll their eyes and tell me I have a problem lol. WELL - the proof is in the pictures my friends. Have a look!

If you’re looking to jump on the plantwagon but aren’t quite sure where to start, there are several popular house plants that are low maintenance. Pothos, snake plants, spider plants… good luck killing any of those! They’re indestructible. Once you master the basics, you can branch out to calatheas, the beautiful bird of paradise, the infamous fiddle leaf fig. Never underestimate the power of plants as a decorative tool!



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