Have you noticed? Indoor plants are making a comeback! (Along with macrame but that’s another blog post). Up until a year or so ago I would try and budget for a weekly bunch of fresh flowers or raid my garden (or someone else’s 🙂 ) to add that special vibe to a room that only living things can. But it gets depressing constantly watching your blooms die.
Indoor plants were something I rarely considered, only because my green thumb is more like muddy brown and I am excellent at killing plants outdoors, let alone indoors! The change came about accidentally when I purchased a beautiful rustic concrete urn that deserved a place on my kitchen bench. Too large to keep constantly full of flowers, I popped a potted peace lily in it which, 12 months on, is still alive and kicking.
Along the way my brain began to point out the benefits; not only are indoor plants less expensive than constantly purchasing flowers, but, if you select the right ones they flourish and grow. Then whilst reading my most recent Collective mag, I discover that studies have proven they can also help improve creativity, increase wellbeing and actively decrease stress levels. Big plus! Bringing the outdoors inside helps to purify and add moisture to the air while improving ones ability to focus. Sold! I now own an indoor palm, birds nest fern, a rubber plant and something beautiful my Dad bought me that only needs to be watered once a month! Oh and some succulents!
The only question remaining is how many is too many??
So is your home missing something? There are so many reasons to consider introducing some life to your living space. And every other room of the house for that matter! Should you require any further inspiration for your space, I’m your girl!! No problem too small, Oh, and to follow some of my indoor plant attempts this is me on Instagram.