There are various reasons why indoor plants are grown. The most common reason is to use it for decoration, they help to give the house a warmer feeling. Sometimes plants are also grown for their positive psychological effects and the benefits that they bring when it comes to the health of the occupants of the home or office where they are grown. Since plants can take away the carbon dioxide from the air it is common knowledge that house plants are ideal for purifying the air.
Types of Indoor Plants
If you would like to try and grow indoor plants then we have made a list of some of the best that you can try.
This is the kind of indoor plant that can make a room look more interesting. Spider plants have been popular for a number of years now and a lot of people are still using them. There are several types of spider plants that you can get and they are excellent for use as hanging plants. Spider plants require moderate conditions both for lighting and moisture.
The thing about ivy is that it really is quite elegant. The way that it trails down the furniture is a style statement on its own already. Another thing going for it is that it is quite easy to start growing an ivy plant. If you would like to have ivy in your house, then you should let it have a moist soil and a cooler room temperature than normal.
This is a type of plant that is visually interesting. It also has the advantage of having a long life. Combine that with the ease of care that it requires and the jade plant should really be on of your top choices for indoor plants today.
If you have a very large room and you want it to have a very huge expanse of greenery to it, then a rubber tree should be your choice. It can easily reach eight feet so if you don’t want it to be that tall, you can just prune any long branches that might come out to keep the plant as small as it can be.
When people think of decorating and furnishing their homes, they know a wide array of possibilities exist. They could opt for some more traditional elements, but they could also look into these unique designs, furnishings and structures that suit the modern era’s tastes and styles.
Different Styles of House
From the very moment you begin to search for a home, you can channel those feelings of modernity. Try to look for structures that are a little bit different from the norm. For example, you don’t always have to choose the “three-bedrooms-on-the-same-floor” model. Investigate styles that have a fourth floor, extra bathroom or a screened-in patio in the back. (image credit: wowhomeinteriors.com)
Using Nature to Decorate
In some ways, people are looking to get back to older times. Instead of spending lots of money on fancy decorations, they want to channel a feeling of simplicity in their homes. They will fill a hurricane glass up with pine cones and set them on a coffee table. Another idea is to craft a wreath out of leaves that have fallen from the tree. You’re helping nature to not just be swept away, and you are creating items that suit your home.
One Bold Piece
If you go into a house, you will often see many elements of decor in each and every room. However, a different take on this approach is to display one bold item. For example, let’s say that your sitting room has all white and creme coloured furniture and walls. Instead of trying to infuse too many elements into the mix, you could have one huge painting stretching against the wall behind the couch. Such a display helps to keep some simplicity, but it also brings life to your home. (image credit: pre-kteacher.tumbler.com)
Using Bright Colours
When you grew up, your home was painted in all neutral shades. In fact, you’re not sure if some of the walls were even painted at all while you were living there. Now is your opportunity to bring in zest and appeal from a variety of shades. Do not be afraid of bold colours such as dashing reds or eye-catching deep blues. If they are used in the right proportion and in the right room, they can change the entire mood of your home. Samples are always available, so hang a few up before making your ultimate decision. (image credit: squidoo.com)
People have a lot of interest in themes these days, so try to infuse one into each room of the house. Your dining room could be the epitome of country living, and the living room could channel a lovely day spent at the beach. Look to the Internet for inspiration and items you can use to create those vibes in your home.
The modern era is wonderful because it is open to so many different styles. You could emulate your simple and subdued personality while your sister elaborates on her bright and bold appeal, and you could both still have modern tastes.
You can change the way your interiors look just by changing the color and texture of your walls. If you are looking to change your home’s ambiance without having to do a full renovation and redecorating, you can consider your options in either repainting your walls or going for wallpaper. Both wall coverings have pros and cons that you might want to think about before starting your DIY home decorating project. Think about the following:
Cost – painting your walls is less expensive than wallpaper, from the materials right down to the manpower and hours required to complete the project. Many DIY home decorators are tempted to choose cheap wallpaper over paint. But, a lot of them are disappointed to find that this cheaper option is not necessarily as durable. The inferior quality of cheap wallpaper often result in fading, peeling, and other damages not long after the wallpaper has been installed. If you really must choose wallpaper, make sure that you are ready to pay for those that are of high quality.
Convenience – painting your walls is more convenient than installing wallpaper. You simply have to prep your wall by stripping existing paint and putting spackle over any dents or cracks. You may have to apply a primer if you are painting dark colored walls with a lighter color. Within a matter of days, you can complete your wall painting project.
Customization – this factor really depends on your preferences. If you want to go for patterns, texture, and design, then wallpaper is the choice for you. There are plenty of designs available to match your taste. There are even textured adhesive tiles that you can mount on your walls. If, however, you want to go for a particular shade of color, or maybe even a variegated shade, you can always mix your own paint to come up with the perfect shade. There are also ways to paint your walls with designs you want. Stamping or stenciling are just two of them.
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