There is a common saying that goes, “Plants make a house feel like home”. Growing plants in an indoor setup nestled within an urban space has become an ideal way for making homes feel vibrant and serene. With a myriad range of house plants being available on the market, indoor plants have found their way into our households. They have become an easy attribute to adorn our homes serving as an exquisite sight with their extensive foliage. The lush greenery often imparts a sense of peace and tranquillity adding scenic beauty to the space.
In an age where access to outdoor gardens have become scarce, household plants pave way for a perfect substitute. Plants have taken centre stage along with the rise of rubber plants (artificial) having become an indispensable aspect of interior design across residential and commercial spaces.
Though warranted as a course in interior design, with little study and tips, people can also reap the benefits of indoor landscaping. In this article we would like to give you a brief idea about it.
There are several factors to be considered before indulging in buying indoor plants- – Water, light, humidity, etc. The most basic prerequisite for any indoor plant is to determine the requirement for light. Most plant varieties require proper exposure to light whereas certain plant species can also thrive on minimal. It is also necessary to determine the duration of exposure – some variety may need to be relocated to a different place after a point of time. Water is another indispensable aspect required for plants but care must also be taken to not go overboard. Knowing the type of soil allows us to determine the quantity of water required.
The Ambience of greenery
Plants often come in a multitude range of shapes, size and texture. The leaf foliage offers for a sheer variety influencing the quality of the indoor space it adorns enhancing the aesthetics. Calathea and cacti succulents are commonly used owing to their low maintenance and also for their sheer variety and unique looking foliage.
Experimenting with different shapes, sizes and materials of pots or containers can lead to interesting design aesthetics; copper, ceramic or bamboo pots tend to have their own ornamental value ranging from grandeur and elaborate to simpleton and rustic. Arrangement of plants by artistic techniques; grouping in hierarchical manner or symmetrical manner along with placement of plants, be it popping next to window sills or suspending it from ceiling, further add its appeal to varied senses. By clever integration of these factors one can almost change the ambience of a given space without much ado.
Colour Balance and Emphasis
Green is the most omnipresent colour used in landscape. By employing subdued colour tones for the rest of the indoor space creates a rustic ambience.
Often indoor plants become a centre of attraction or what one defines as a focal point around which other objects are arranged in a complimenting manner. This idea of highlighting a particular area provides a sense of narrative to the place.
Apart from what meets our eye, plants also tend to have health benefits by removing harmful toxins and purify air thus enhancing the local indoor air quality. They are a significant part of the ecosystem and recharge oxygen levels along with reducing carbon dioxide.