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Tips to decorate your living room with indoor plants




Your home is a reflection of your personality and preferences, make sure it reflects the best of you. If you are looking for different ways to renovate your home, here are a few tips to help you achieve the best results. When it comes to the living room, indoor plants never go out of style. If you have not considered them for the purpose of decoration, now is the time to do so. Indoor plants are available at an affordable rate and can be placed anywhere in the living room to brighten up the space.

Whether the living room is large or small, it is the first thing visitors notice about your home. They will build an impression about your home by simply looking at the living room and it is also the place where you spend quality time with friends and family. Hence, if renovation is on your mind, you need to start with the living room. If you place a few indoor plants in the living room, it can change the entire appearance in no time. Indoor plants add an aroma, warmth and charm to the place. Plus, the plants will purify the air and ensure your better health. Consider the space available with you and the amount of light flowing into your living room before you buy the plants.

Do you have full sunlight? 

Indoor plants can be divided into two- the ones that can thrive in full sunlight and the ones that thrive in low light. Begin with considering the size of the living room. If the living room is large, there will be a number of empty spaces and a lot of windows which will allow the plants to grow more than four feet in height. For such areas, you need to consider hanging plants like Crotons, Spineless Yucca, Bamboo palms, Ming Aralia and Spider plants. Chrysanthemums are high in demand and they love sunlight, they can add color and brighten up your living room. If you have a small living room, you will not have adequate space for indoor plants. However, you can opt for a Begonia Rex to be placed on a corner stand or a bright plant like Anthuriums which can be placed on the window sill. The main criteria for you is the space and larger the space, stronger the plant can grow.

Do you have low sunlight? 

If you have a large living room but low sunlight, you can opt for low light plants which add a classic touch to your home. Snake plants grow upwards and are active during the daytime hours. They are ideal for your home because they give out oxygen in the day and consume carbon dioxide in the night. Even peace lilies grow well in low light and can grow as high as 6 feet in height.

For a small living room, you can choose jade plant which grows well in filtered light and can be placed on a corner table or in the front of an open wall space. If your home is modern and contemporary, you can opt for lilies which are sophisticated and provide a focus to the bare surface space. You can place African violets on bookshelves or window sills for the right mix of colors in your living room.

The placement of the plants should be carefully considered. You need to ensure that the indoor plants are placed where there is bright sunlight coming in from southern windows and there should be least amount of sun coming through the north facing windows. You can look for other decoration ideas at and create a new look for your home.

Keep in mind that the plants will need to be looked after regularly. You cannot simply place them in your living room and forget about the same. Rather, you will need to water them regularly and trim them from time to time. You do not need to be a professional expert to look after the plants, but you should also not ignore them in the house. Well maintained plants grow well, grow strong and give the best look to the house. Do not clutter the living room with a lot of plants, keep the open spaces in mind when you buy the plants and place them in the home. Also ensure that the plants do not attract bees or moths if the windows are left open.

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