Green plants are invading the living room! They can be discreet or omnipresent in order to dress up the space and welcome nature inside the house. In a living room, place them at the foot of the sofa, in the fireplace, or quite simply on a coffee table. Before installing them in your decoration, take into account the light they need so that they flourish at best in your living space. Whether your heart swings for small succulents or on the contrary giant cacti, find out how to set up a dedicated corner for them in the living room.
Indoor plants settle on the living room shelves
In small spaces where floor space is precious, green plants are placed on the living room walls. With pretty shelves, create a structure to accommodate ferns, succulents, and cacti. Vary the species and the planters to get an eclectic, more bohemian look. Take advantage of this new support to include a few books or trinkets in your plant decoration. Dare the drooping plants that overflow from the shelf, such as “Pearl Necklaces”.
Play the tone-on-tone card with green paint
The color green is not only found on houseplants, but also on living room walls. This shade close to nature and at the heart of the decor trends of 2021, brings character to a stay. Choose it in fir shades, associated with golden brass decoration, for more modernity. Your plants seem to blend in with the decor! Bring a touch of brightness with white planters that bring out the vegetation.
Play around with the sizes of houseplants
To create relief in the living room, play with the sizes and widths of your green plants. Small succulents rub shoulders with large cacti, and a monster resembles a spider plant. Also, play with placements. A coffee table or a pedestal table thus transforms into support for plants to create a natural corner in relief in the living room. On the contrary, place certain varieties on the ground, in response to this height gain.
A green wall dresses the living room
In the living room, the corner dedicated to green plants can also be transformed into a vertical garden. With a green wall, nature fully enters the house. This atypical decoration makes your stay a unique place. On the other hand, this installation is a little more complicated than putting a cactus on the mantle of your fireplace. First of all, a suitable structure must be installed in order to insulate the wall and prevent damage. It is then necessary to fill this installation with moss and various plants, such as succulents or ferns. Get the support of professionals to design a solid green wall that will last over time without damaging the structure of your house or apartment
The fireplace turns into a mini indoor garden
In brick or stone, the fireplace brings character to the living room. Plants transform it into a little piece of nature. Install succulents, monsteras, and other calathea in an unused home to give it a second life. Do not forget either the mantle which is covered with drooping varieties or even with “mother-in-law’s tongue”, an unwelcoming name that hides a pretty plant (the sansevière) with straight leaves. Play with the heights and colors of the plants to create a harmonious whole.
Cuttings play the wall decoration card
One or two green plants are not enough to meet your natural needs in the living room? Use the cutting technique to create new plants. Cut a leaf and immerse it in water until it develops new roots, before replanting it sometime later. In order to make this transitional stage more aesthetic, we install on the walls of his living room test tubes containing the cuttings. Secure them in pierced wooden shelves. Once your new plants are ready to join the earth, replace them with pretty flowers.
A monumental cactus dresses the volume of the living room
In a living room with a cathedral ceiling, you can afford more imposing green plants. A large cactus thus dresses the space in its height. Place it in an unused corner so that it does not obstruct passage into the room. You can also turn to varieties such as palm trees, ferns, or dragon trees. Select them according to the temperature and exposure of your living room.
The door frame becomes vegetated
In order to dress a door frame or an arch in the living room, we opt for climbing plants. Pothos, also known as “Devil’s Ivy” may be the right choice. This strain adapts well to indoor life, although it does require good exposure, and is suitable even for those who don’t have a green thumb. The structure is secured with large nails or brackets which serve as support. This option is rather preferred in houses and apartments that have a relatively low ceiling. Maintenance will be easier, no need to climb a ladder to pamper your climbing plants!
Dress the living room window with plant suspensions
It is well known, green plants need light. Placing them near your living room window is therefore ideal. They dress it while taking advantage of the light. Through suspensions in macramé, hang a curtain rod pretty droopy species, such as “pearl necklaces” (Senecio rowleyanus) or Rhipsalis. If you live on the ground floor or suffer from a strong vis-à-vis, this green curtain offers you privacy and hides your interior from the eyes of curious people.
Choosing colorful foliage plants for the living room
Who says living room plants have to be green? Nature is full of surprises and some varieties have leaves with shimmering colors. In the Aglaonema family, for example, we find pink species. The Codiaeum variegatum ‘Mammi’ are multicolored, with shades of green, pink, yellow, or even purple! In a living room with a white and minimalist look, they bring a little color and relief to the decoration. Within a green corner, they stand out from other plants and immediately attract the eye and curiosity.
Plants serve as a separation between the living room and the dining room
What if the green plant corner of your living room served to delimit the spaces of your open living room? Between the living room and the dining room, we install large ferns or giant cacti which become a green wall. It is also possible to set up a library between these two places of life and to install small succulents there. Thus, the light continues to circulate between the spaces, unlike an opaque partition.
Play the card of the graphic planter in the living room
In the same way that we place cushions to dress a sofa, green plants need to be highlighted by beautiful planters. In a contemporary style, they are chosen graphic, with geometric and pure lines. Have fun with shapes, colors, and patterns to best match the decoration of the living room. The most creative people personalize these planters with paints or indelible pens with metallic renderings, such as Sharpies or Posca.
Jungle atmosphere in the living room with indoor plants
Gray and rainy weather makes you long for the tropics and vacation in the sun? Turn your living room into a jungle! With a corner dedicated to green plants, you can create your own indoor garden with an exotic sauxe. Multiply the large-leaved species that occupy the space well. Monsters, ferns, or even “Birds of Paradise (also known as Strelitzia reginae) easily bring this tropical atmosphere to the living room. Find out in garden centers to find out which varieties are suitable for your environment. The more they feel at home, the more they grow and flourish.