Using Plants in Your Interior Design         

For some Michigan homeowners an interior design that is natural and incorporates natural features, is the ideal living space. With so many organic, natural and environmentally friendly options for design materials it’s easy for these materials to be incorporated into your home. One of the most “natural” design elements that you can add into your interior spaces is plants. Plants are a great feature for just about any room, and if you are looking to create organic and environmentally friendly spaces, plants are a perfect design feature.

Real vs. Silk Plants

Indoor Plants - Interior Designer, MichiganYou have two options when you are considering plants as design features. If you have a green thumb and are skilled at keeping things alive, you are probably going to use real living plants in your spaces. Live plants are a great feature, but some of us just can’t keep a plant alive, no matter how hard we try. If you struggle to grow plants, but love the way they look in your home, silk plants are a great alternative. Good quality silk plants are beautiful features for your home, and most people won’t be able to tell the difference between silk and real.

How We Incorporate Plants

There are a variety of ways that we can add plants to your interior design. They range from the simple to the extravagant. The best part of using plants in your interior design is that there is a plant for every style, and they match with every space.

If you are looking for a simple way to include your favorite plants to your space, use them for a tabletop decoration, or add them to a pillared planter near a window in a sunny corner or next to your fireplace.

If you want something more extravagant, consider using plants as wall hangings. Plants like Boston ferns or bromeliads are great for creating unique and living wall art which is perfect for a sunny dining room or a warm sunroom. Staghorn ferns are also really unique and stylish plant wall hangings. They are attached to a wooden plaque and resemble an animal head with antlers.

Larger potted plants such as snake plants or indoor friendly trees such as Ficus or Norfolk pines are great for creating a natural “wall” that can be used to separate spaces, without the effort of building a wall or placing a screen.

If you want plants in your kitchen, consider hanging pots or old fashioned buckets for growing herbs and vegetables year round.

Other Benefits of Plants

While plants are a perfect design feature for every space, they have added benefits for your home as well. Flowering house plants like gardenia, freesia and orchids add a touch of color to spaces, without overwhelming the rest of the design. These fragrant plants can also help freshen your space without using harsh chemicals.

Plants are also natural air filters. Selecting plants that are naturally effective at cleaning up air quality in your home will make your living spaces healthier for your whole family. Plants that work great as natural air filters include Boston ferns, peace lily, gerbera daisy, aloe vera, and palm trees. All of these plants have beautiful foliage and are easy to grow in the home.

For More Information on Interior Design Services in Michigan

Designing a beautiful space using your house plants doesn’t have to be a challenging task. However, if you aren’t sure where to start, or are looking for a complete redesign of your home, Patricia Interiors is here to help. For complete information on our Interior Design Services or to schedule a consultation, please call us today at (586) 739-0080.