Skip to content
You are here: Home arrow Process arrow Greenery arrow Selection of plants for the interior arrow How do I select my interior plants?
How do I select my interior plants? PDF Print E-mail
Greenery - Selection of plants for the interior
Written by richart khalil   

A wide choice of exotic plants is available but you have to select them properly to enhance the aspect of the interior space.

This is why the selection should take several rational steps in order to make the best choice.

           plant in the corner                 2 plants

  1. You have to determine the purpose for which the plant is desired. Some large plants stand alone as complete green furniture. You can use them to create a focal point in the room, a certain effect or to divide a space.
  2. Another to consider is the availability of natural light or the necessity for supplementary light.
  3. The size of a plant when fully grown is also a factor of consideration. You have to know how much the plant you have chosen requires care, and this include pruning, pinching, watering and fertilizing.

You find plants in all desired sizes and shapes: large, medium and small; tall and thin; bushy and trailing. Some of them grow rapidly while others, slowly.

Choose the plant size according to the interior scale and furnishings – small plants add nothing to large space, like fully grown plants dwarf small rooms. Put in mind that a plant is not just decoration, it will help you to define spaces. Use tall and slender plants to detract any spaciousness and try to backlight or spotlight your plant to have the desired effect in the room.

Do not limit the use of plants to a particular place; they can be used in any area of the home. Dramatic plants with large leaves are ideal in contemporary interiors; ferns and graceful plants provide an ideal foil for the functional shapes of bathroom and kitchen equipment and fixtures. They add interest to staircases and niches.

Do not be afraid of combining different plants varieties together. Different leaf shapes, colors and sizes add generally value to your interior, however do not go for too many contrasts, it may seem overpowering.

One final factor to determine in your plant selection: you have to be cautious if someone in your family or visitors is allergic. Even if he is not specifically allergic to mold, the latter who will typically aggravate existing allergy problems. Isolating plants in one area of the house will not solve the problem.

A last word of advice: like everything in the house, you have to feel your greenery to be fully happy with it in your home.

Comments (0)Add Comment

Write comment
quote
bold
italicize
underline
strike
url
image
quote
quote
Smiley
Smiley
Smiley
Smiley
Smiley
Smiley
Smiley
Smiley
Smiley
Smiley
Smiley
Smiley

busy