Including plants and trees into your interior design brings life, colour and energy to your living spaces. A bold and bright plant can be as expressive as an art piece. Placed in the corner a tree can bring energy and life to an unused space. There are so many plants to discover with a variety of colour combinations, designs, textures and sizes. Surprise guests by placing plants in unexpected and unusual places. Choosing the right plant for your house can turn a good interior design into great interior design.
Large indoor plants and trees can make a creative statement to any interior design. This beautiful dining room has an number of large, leafy trees by the large sun drenched windows. The trees bring colour to the room and create a calming mood with the shadows cast across the floor boards. Using plants in spaces such as this softens the hard lines of tables, chairs and sideboards.
This living area has been enhanced by the inclusion of a tree in the corner of the room. According to Feng Shui principles, the placement of plants in unused corners of a room allows positive energy to flow freely. This is demonstrated perfectly in this room. By placing the tree in the corner, it connects the central living space with the light and energy by the window, making the room appear larger.
The bathroom is a perfect space to grow tropical plants. Plants such as orchids, peace lily and ferns thrive in the humid light filled bathroom environment. This plant is perfectly placed in the corner of this bathroom adding energy to an unused space. The neutral tones of the design allows the bright green plant to be the focus point in this room. The crisp, clean lines of the bathroom contrasts beautifully with the spiked leaves on the plant.
The inclusion of plants in the smallest of areas can create a freshness and colour. The placement of this green leafy plant, next to the record player creates a contrast between the man made mechanical element and nature. The hard lines of the record player are softened by the irregular curves of the pot plant.
This modern living area combines the warmth of the fireplace with the clean lines of the modern design. The two plants add an additional element of texture to the room. The long spiky leaves contrast with the soft furnishings and the comfortable couch. The cushions green shades complement the vibrant green shiny leaves of the plants. The green theme continues in the green grey colour of the fireplace.
This quaint bathroom seems to have invited mother nature inside. The large window allows an abundance of light. The white walls and bath reflect this light giving it a spacious appearance. The hanging plant, growing along the frame of the shower guides your eyes upwards to the high ceilings. This stunning climbing plants create a contrast between the clean white surfaces of the tiles, and the bright green tones of the plant. With a plant like this in the bathroom, it creates the feeling of bathing in a rainforest.
This bright, spacious kitchen is the perfect place for plants. Although the kitchen is not always the first place thought of to grow plants, they are a great way to include nature into your design. Plants such as herbs and the palm in this kitchen create a connection between the garden and food prepared. Plants such as succulents and potted herbs grow beautifully in small pot along bright sunny windowsills.
Use plants to balance the energy in a room. This traditional lounge room combines a number of patterns and textures to create a comfortable and homely feel. The warm reds of the armchair, footrest and carpet contrast naturally with the black and white stripes of the second carpet and the plant pot. The tall plant works well in this room drawing the visitors eye upwards towards the window, creating balance to the room. Tall plants and trees work well in any interior space to balance the energy of the higher levels of the room with the floor and the lower areas of any room.
Don’t be afraid to use plants in surprising ways. In this room the modern design is dominated by striking black shelves and bright yellow walls. The green leafy plants placed on the shelves create a striking contrast to the black and yellow design. The sharp edges of this design is softened significantly by the flowing leaves of the plant.
A small plant in the bedroom is a wonderful way to bring positive energy to the room. This plant placed in a prominent position in the room acts as a focal point when entering the room. The vibrant green leaves bring colour and freshness to the neutral tones of the room, while the earthy coloured pot matches the furnishings in the room perfectly.