7 trendy ways to houseplant

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Yes, I know ‘houseplant’ isn’t a verb but I don’t care!

I’m a little obsessed with houseplants, as you might have guessed from my post on Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees. I’ve mentioned countless times on Instagram how houseplants are great feng shui as they bring vibrant, uplifting Yang energy into your home and help prevent Qi, or positive energy, from stagnating. They also purify the air, and clean, fresh air is necessary for good feng shui.

Plus, they look fab. There’s no better way to liven up a room than with a splash of green. They can be a point of interest or a feature in your home; they can either soften or strengthen the feel of a room; and they can add a natural, organic element to your decor.

Houseplants have really taken off again in the interior design world, so for your inspiration, here are seven trendy ways that you can houseplant!

  1. Concrete pots

    Concrete is very in at the moment and it’s not hard to see why. Whether your style is traditional, industrial, Scandi or modern, it’s not hard to find concrete pots to suit your taste and your home.

black concrete pot
Source: @indiestonedesigns
concrete pot
Source: @concrete.concrete
concrete pots
Source: @pot.love
concrete pot
Source: @concretegeometric
concrete and glass pots
Source: @concrete.concrete
marble concrete planter
Source: @urban_decor_homewares

2. Plant stands

I love plant stands because they give height to small pot plants and you can easily make an eye-catching feature out of them. They come in all different designs and heights and are perfect for corners of rooms.

plant stand
Source: @bujnie
plant stand
Source: @blackthing_
plant stand
Source: @bar.copine
plant stand
Source: @hexaldesign
plant stand
Source: @ivymuse_melb
Gold plant stand
Source: @jeremibyaga

3. Terrariums

Create your own little green ecosystem in a terrarium! Whether you have a sealed or open terrarium will dictate the type of plants you can have. Sealed terrariums create a humid environment so you will need plants that thrive in moist conditions, whereas an open terrarium will give you more options. However, in both cases its best to choose small, low growing plants.

Source: @plantbybackwood
Source: @plantbypackwood
terrarium
Source: @ecoterrariums
terrarium
Source: @plantbypackwood
Source: @bitkiaskina
Source: @bitkiaskina
terrarium
Source: @ecoterrariums
Source: @plantbypackwood
Source: @plantbypackwood

4. Macramé hanger

Macramé is a textile technique made using decorative knots. Fashionable in the 70’s, macramé plant hangers are back in all their boho-chic glory. Apparently they’re quite easy to DIY too!

macrame plant hanger
Source: @saigeandskye
macrame plant hanger
Source: @northerntangles
macrame plant hanger
Source: @the_habitacion
macrame plant hanger
Source: @steadyhandcreative_
macrame plant hanger
Source: @the_habitacion
macrame hanger
Source: @teddyandwool

5. Kokedama

Translation – Japanese moss balls. The roots of a plant are covered with a mud cake (no, not the chocolate type) and moss, and then wound with string to create these cute little darlings!

kokedama
Source: @kokedamabycarla
kokedama
Source: @refine.design via @kokedamabycarla
@kokedamabycarla2
Source: @kokedamabycarla

 

kokedama
Source: @mylittleteacup
kokedamas
Source: @bamka.flores
kokedama
Source: @refine.design via @kokedamabycarla

6. Airplants (Tillandsia)

If you’re anything like me and think you have a green thumb but are constantly proven wrong by the state of your houseplants, then these beauties are for you. No pot or soil needed. All you have to do is dunk them in water one to two times a week. Air plants are fun and quirky, and enthusiasts are getting more and more creative in how they display them!

airplant
Source: @gemsofthesoil
airplants
Source: @diptyshop
airplant
Source: @gemsofthesoil
jellyfish airplant
Source: @emma___kate
airplants
Source: @twotreesbotanicals
air plants
Source: @airplantdesignstudio

7. Aquatic plants

How about a water garden in a jar? I haven’t seen too many of these around yet, but how cool are they! Will they be the next big thing in houseplants? We’ll have to wait and see!

aquatic plants
Source: @haarkon_
water garden jar
Source: @themerrythought

 

What’s your favourite way to houseplant? I’m feeling the kokedamas and a piece of chocolate cake for some reason 😉

jemxox

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