Utilising the power of plants in your home
Here, we look at easy ways to bring some botanical flair into your living space.
With summer in full swing, there’s an easy way to bring the vibrancy of the outdoors into your home – by bringing the garden inside! There’s something magical about infusing your living space with the natural beauty of fresh flowers and plants. Not only will this add a touch of charm to your décor, but it’s also an easy way to create an uplifting atmosphere for you and your family to enjoy.
Indoor plants offer a breath of fresh air during these hot summer months, bringing a sense of tranquillity and a connection to nature right into your living areas. It’s such a simple idea but decorating your home with flower arrangements instantly upgrades your space. Bold and cheerful blooms like sunflowers, daisies or zinnias lend a pop of colour, a lovely fragrance and a touch of sophistication to your home.
Potted plants are great for adding green accents to your interiors, breathing life into any corner of your home. In the UAE, there are several options that don’t need much care and are safe for children and pets. Desert-friendly plants like aloe vera, snake plants or spider plants are not only hardy, but are actually natural air purifiers, creating a fresher, cooler atmosphere for your family to relax in.
Creating a terrarium, those awe-inspiring miniature plant worlds in a glass container, can be a quirky summer project for the whole family. Opt for succulent or cactus terrariums that thrive in the UAE’s arid climate. These low-maintenance wonders will also be a source of excitement for kids’ curious minds.
WHERE SHOULD THEY GO?
It’s always good to consider the placement and styling of your plants. Keep in mind the lighting conditions each one needs, and whether you need to keep them out of the reach of little hands! For instance, floral arrangements look great on tables or shelves, potted plants on sturdy stands or planters and terrariums in well-lit areas, where they can be admired but not easily disturbed.
CARE AND ATTENTION
Water your plants as recommended and provide them with good sunlight, but also be mindful that they get the right amount without being scorched. Don’t be afraid to ask questions at your local plant nursery for guidance. With a little attention, your greenery will thrive, keeping your home cool and lush throughout the hot summer months.
Incorporating floral arrangements and plants into your home decor is a fantastic way to connect with nature and foster a nurturing environment for your family. So, embrace the colour of fresh flowers, the vitality of potted plants and the allure of terrariums. With these simple steps, you can easily and quickly make your home more serene, interesting and full of life!