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4 Ways to Work with Indoor Plants (As Learned from Real Homes)

A touch of green is always a good thing

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Photography: Michael Angelo Chua (Main Photo)

With the rise of succulents, cacti, and container gardening, it has become easier for us to maintain a small garden even without a huge plot of land. To break the monotony of city living, many condo dwellers have converted their balconies into pocket gardens. Some also use plants as additional accessories—placing them in the living, kitchen, and dining areas. 

If you're thinking of adding more plants to your space, here are ideas that we learned from homes that we've featured. You can do something similar but don't be afraid to experiment!

Go for an eclectic look and work with different planters

Aside from working with ceramic planters, you can also add a quirky touch to your space by using different kinds of pots! Recycle tin cans and feel free to paint some of your terracotta pots. Depending on the look that you want to achieve, you can paint them in different hues or colors that complement your interiors.

If you're placing a group of small plants in the living or dining area, you can use a cute tray like the one shown in the photo.

Photo by Dairy Darilag | Click here to see the complete home tour.

Work with different plants

Don't limit yourself to just one color or kind of plant. Create a vignette featuring different kinds of plants with interesting colors and use it as decor in the living area. It would also look perfect as a centerpiece.

Photo by Michael Angelo Chua | Click here to view the complete home tour.

Display them properly

Whether you're keeping the plants in the balcony or in any other part of the house, it's important that you showcase their beauty. We love how the owners of this home used an open shelf to display collections, decor, and a few plants. They also added a strip of faux leaves to complete the tropical-inspired look.

You can also use a shelf when displaying your own set of plants. Consider placing it by the foyer and welcome your guests with a refreshing setup.

Photo by Paolo Feliciano | Click here to view the complete home tour.

You can use big plants to divide areas at home

Aside from adding small pots of plants at home, you can also explore the possibility of adding huge pots to separate the areas at home. For example, a huge pot of an indoor plant can be used to separate the living and dining areas. In this home, mini wonders were also used to decorate the dining table.

RL Tip: You can also place a plant in the bathroom! Just make sure that your chosen green can thrive in low light. Snake plants are low maintenance options that you can place in the shaded areas at home.

Photo by Dairy Darilag | Click here to view the complete home tour. 

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