We all know indoor gardening remains an ongoing theme in the design world but after all the hanging planters in macramé, concrete and leather, kokedamas and air plants we’ve seen for the past two years, let’s explore today what’s currently trending, and what’s happening in people’s homes?
If I could sum it up in one word, it would be Jungle Islands. It’s not about having bits and pieces of your plants all gathered around your home but grouping them together creating groups. Let’s see 3 ways of integrating plants in your home decor:
1// BAR CARTS
Potted plants on a bar cart are very popular. Well, bar carts are huge right now! This is just one of the many uses they currently get. You can find them in antique brass, iron, open basket shelves style, polished stainless steel or wood. There have never been so many possibilities and ways of styling it.
I personally love the idea of a herb garden as seen on the second image as long as you have enough day light and possibly a sunny spot in your kitchen. It’s a lot about bringing the outdoors in here and gives you an extra kick of healthy living.
2// REPURPOSED FURNITURE SUPPORT
Over the past 2-3 years, we’ve been observing certain furniture developed to display indoor plants but I find it much more creative to repurpose any objects you already have in your home and use them as a plant stand. In response, a fresh approach to sustainability is reflected in recycling ladders, suitcases and drawers or just use an object to display plants in a way it probably has not meant to be for.
You could go for stools and use them as plant stands only, open-up a ladder adding shelves or get one of the wonderful Sinnerlig pieces Ilse Crawford has designed for IKEA and use the cork bench for your plants. Notice that when you paint your wall in that kind of teal, the backdrop adds some sophistication to a rather eco-looking vignette (plants+terracotta+cork)?
3// RANDOM FLOOR GROUPING
And that’s the one I like best. Lately, there is some plant grouping going on in the blogger and styling world often characterized by clustering many cacti providing a more dessert feel approach. But you can always go for plants with larger leaves, too, and rather create your own jungle style depending on your space and mood.
What you’ll see as a common feature are basically terracotta or monochromatic pots. The are lovely once they are a bit weathered already giving some more character to the group.
The choice you make on your plants might depend on your lifestyle (Do you travel a lot?), lighting conditions or the size you can provide for the plant to grow.
There is an interesting article for 15 easy indoor plants in case you are doubting which to choose. G, x