“Houseplants are a natural solution to inexpensive home decor. Here’s 6 easy to take care of plants that will remind you of the beach” – Zoomy
Do you feel like your living space is missing something? Do you want to bring new life and energy into your home, but can’t afford costly furniture or a lengthy renovation? Many times the solution can be as simple as adding a few houseplants to your living space. Houseplants add beautiful colors and textures to your room that instantly transform it to a welcoming and relaxing environment.
Houseplants Help You Get Back To The Beach
Do you want to bring some of the essence of the beach into your living space? These plants originate in tropical climates, so it’s a cheap and easy way for you to bring beach flora into your home!
Six Easy To Grow Houseplants
In this post we’ve compiled a list of the six most popular, stylish, and easy to grow houseplants that will transform your living space instantly. These plants and many others are easily available at your local florist, greenhouse, or the garden section of your big-box retailer.
Add Color To Your Decor
1.) Spider Plant
The spider plant, or airplane plant, would make a great addition to almost any living space. One of the most versatile houseplants, the spider plant has almost endless potential for home decor use. Medium to large sized plants look great in plant stands along the wall or in the corner. Smaller spider plants make excellent accent pieces on counter tops or end tables.
Mount a plant hanger to your wall, or drive a screw hook in your ceiling to hang a basket planted with spider plant. Their tolerance to humidity and low light means that these plants look great even in bathrooms!
2.) Portulaca/Rose Moss
Portulaca species are tough and colorful plants that thrive in harsh conditions. Rose moss flowers come in pink, orange, white, and yellow varieties, while the fleshy leaves come in shades of deep green with hues of red and violet. They are perfect for an outdoor living space like a deck or patio that could use a little life. These little guys also look great on a coffee table in a sunny living room.
Add Texture To Your Decor
Pothos is a super versatile houseplant that looks great in almost any living space. Its beautiful smooth leaves come in solid or striped varieties, and it can thrive in areas with very little sunlight.
Pothos is a vine that can add a great vertical accent to a wall or corner. Try placing it on a corner shelf with indirect light to get a spilling effect as the vine grows. When you think your pothos vine is getting a little too long, cut it off 6-8 inches from the newest growth. Put the cut vine into a glass of water and use as a centerpiece for your dining table!
4.) Ficus/Weeping fig
The beloved weeping fig tree is a wonderful addition to any room. It adds the peaceful, calming energy of the forest and instantly breathes life into a dull, tired living space. Its height makes it an impressive focal piece for living rooms and other open spaces. Place it next to a comfortable chair or sofa to create a relaxing reading area.
5.) Sansivieria/Snake Plant
This very popular houseplant is a blue ribbon winner on all levels. Its height effect and small space requirements make it perfect for an unused corner begging for a fresh look. The snake plant’s undulating leaves contrast well against sharp lines, and help smooth the transition from two different areas of the living space.
Add A Houseplant That Has Natural Healing Ability
6.) Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is probably most famous for its burn-relieving qualities, but might be a little underrated for its versatility in home decor. The thick, fleshy leaves grow up and outward in beautiful spikes that add a unique and interesting texture wherever you place it. Smaller aloes make great table-top plants; place it next to a book on your coffee table for an interesting conversation piece.
Houseplants Are A Source For Relaxation
Indoor gardening can reduce stress and bring many hours to enjoyment to the amateur gardener, and teaches valuable lessons like patience and attention to detail. Watching your plants grow and contribute to the beauty of your living space gives you a sense of pride, and can help inspire further living space transformations.
With a fun trip to the garden store and a little planning, you will soon be experiencing all the joy that these beach-living plants can add to your room through a Living Space Transformation!
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