Taking the decorations down after the festive period can leave our homes feeling a little empty so now’s the time to set the tone for a blissful 2022 by filling your rooms with glorious greenery. Senior Houseplant Buyer at Dobbies, Claire Bishop shares her favourite houseplants and where to place them for maximum effect.
Create a sanctuary by styling multiple houseplants together. The Calathea is a great choice for this space as not only does it feature visually striking foliage, but it also works as great air purifier. Tillandsia, also known as Spanish Moss, is also a fantastic plant for the bathroom, with long wiry stems that add dimension to wall spaces. By choosing fresh foliage and introducing climbing plants, you can create a tropical vibe that will have you imagining you’re soaking in a tub in the tropics.
MAKE A STATEMENT IN THE LIVING ROOM
For many of us, our living rooms form the hub of our home, where we come together as a family to spend quality time with one another. Houseplants are a great way to brighten up these spaces and can work well to complement your existing home décor. An apothecary glass cabinet filled with rare houseplants creates a showstopping display using Monsteras, Calatheas and Syngonium Podophyllum Albo. You can also style a few large plants together in a corner – go for different textures and heights with plants like Monstera and Dypsis – to elevate your interiors and purify the air at the same time.
BRING ZEN TO YOUR OFFICE
With a lot of people continuing to work remotely, our home office spaces deserve some TLC. The area we work in should be filled with things that help us increase our productivity, and plants do just that. Houseplants have been proven to have major mood-boosting power, leaving people feeling overall happier by their presence. Spruce up the shelves above your desk with some small potted plants to bring a sense of calm.
BREATH LIFE INTO SMALL SPACES
If you’re working with limited space, or simply want to add some low-fuss greenery to your coffee table, group together Succulents or small plants to create a mini jungle you can personalise to suit your style. Succulents such as the Echeveria and Euphorbia require little watering, meaning they’re perfect for first-time plant parents or those looking for some low-maintenance greenery to brighten up their living space. Potted plants like Sansevieria and Haworthia are also great for styling in smaller spaces and can be arranged on a side table to bring a pop of fun to your home.