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Your Guide to Decorating with House Plants

If you’re looking for an easy way to bring life and texture to a room, look no further than the humble house plant. We asked our in-house design expert, Meghan Giddens, for pointers on which plants to add to your home.

“House plants not only add an element of nature, they improve the air quality in your home,” Meghan said. Plants absorb carbon dioxide, freshening the air and reducing toxins.

As the daughter of a horticulturist and a self-proclaimed succulent lover, Meghan enjoys decorating with plants. They bring in an earthy element on a budget.

“You can use a succulent in a ceramic vase on a side table or a tall plant like an Areca Palm in a basket on the floor,” Meghan said. “Use the organic style to bring a variety of colors and shapes to your home.”

Plants are proven to enhance positivity and boost your mood. They bring nature, and its calming effects, indoors. But if you’re a novice when it comes to house plants, picking a plant can feel daunting. Start with a simple plant such as a succulent, which is nearly indestructible. Succulents don’t need much light. You can also try a snake plant, which will add dimension to your décor.

If you’re looking for a plant that fits the trendy farmhouse style, pick up some eucalyptus. These are perfect for a table centerpiece. Check out our farmhouse tablescape blog here.

You can also try the Philodendron, known for its long leaves. Place a Philodendron on a table to add height and fill a space.

“Plants can be like art,” Meghan said. “Try tying in the colors of your room to your plant.”

Find your ideal house plant at your local greenhouse, farmer’s market, or The Home Depot. While you’re there, ask a greenhouse guru for advice. Remember that plants need food; make sure you add fertilizer and water. House plants should last a long time if you care for them properly.

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