Adding Greenery to Your Space

House of Small Wonder, Berlin

Just like art, incorporating  greenery in your household decor can really help to liven up a space. Plants have a way of exuding fresh and healthy vibes that instantly make your house feel like home. We only brought in greenery in our house about a year and a half ago, but have been thrilled to see how it has helped transform our home into a peaceful, warm and inviting space.

Choosing plants that suit you

We didn’t have any experience with house plants when we first decided we wanted some. We just went to our local nursery and picked out some low-maintenance plants - succulents and a Snake Plant are ideal to test out your green thumb. We gradually added more varieties -- Monstera, Bird of Paradise, Fiddle-leaf Fig (that we are on a mission to save), and a few others as time went on. My husband is the one who mostly takes care of the plants, and even with his weekly work travels, our houseplants are successfully surviving! Recently, our whole family was away for a week, so my husband tried the drip water irrigation system for the first time and that worked great.

There is a bit of learning curve with some plants but it’s easily doable and so satisfying to watch them grow. Watering and nurturing our plants allows us to slow down on busy mornings and reconnect with nature. And during the snowy winter months in New England, a hint of green inside the house is a much needed change of scenery.

Houseplants as decor

Speaking purely aesthetically, houseplants are so fun to decorate any space with. Mix and match small plants in a variety of planters and create that perfect plant shelf for a beautiful reading nook. Plants are also an affordable way to decorate while you wait to find that perfect piece of furniture or art to fill up the space.

Small succulents are becoming popular gifts to bring to friends’ homes and something we’ve enjoyed doing. Our loved ones are always appreciative and thank us for bringing green into their lives. Inspired by the succulent, one of our friends added more greenery to their house and now thoroughly enjoy their plant-filled space.

Image: The Design Chaser

Plants are an easy way to make your days a little brighter. Next up, maybe we’ll try growing some herbs indoors? Share your favorite plants or herb recommendations with me!


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