In the seventies introducing outdoor elements within interiors was firmly on trend. So it’s to no surprise that with the rise in apartment living, sustainability and the demand for zen spaces the indoor plants trend is back!
You don’t need a sprawling garden, designated growing space or greenhouse to gain benefits of plants. It’s so easy to incorporate them into your home décor. Not only do houseplants serve as beautiful natural decor, they can also purify the air and create a sense of wellbeing, perfect for kitchen living spaces.
One of the easiest and most rewarding indoor garden projects is growing your own herbs. Not only can they look beautiful on a windowsill or in a rustic planter they make for some delicious dishes too. First of all, you need to find a robust and healthy herb that you’ve either grown from seed or purchased from a garden centre. Herbs such as basil, sage, parsley, coriander and thyme are all fantastic varieties.
Secondly, you need to find a sunny spot. Herbs require plenty of sunlight throughout the day. Once you have potted your plant with proper drainage, you can sit back and watch it grow. When established you can start harvesting, the rule of thumb is to trim a mix of mature and new leaves frequently encouraging the indoor plants to have new growth and bush out.
If shelving and surface space is limited then hanging indoor plants are ideal. There are so many varieties of plants and pot styles to choose from so you’re bound to find something to suit your decor. Take your pick from some of our favourite plant types below.
English ivy is a stunning green plant that’s perfect when hung in an empty corner or over your sink with plenty of natural light. It’s a fantastic plant to have in the kitchen as it not only purifies the air but reduces pollutants such as mould and bacteria.
Air plants (Tillandsia) are unique as they don’t need potting soil to grow. They come in a huge range of shapes, colours and sizes which look like pieces of art hung inside terrariums or glass globes.
String of pearls, these popular succulents look impressive hung from a height with flowing strings of bead like foliage that can grow to great lengths. This type of hanging plant can grow well in bright light with little water, pruning is also necessary if pearls fall off.
Kitchens tend to change in temperature which makes growing house plants in the space a challenge. The windowsill is often the best place to put indoor houseplants with natural light and more regulated temperature. Many plants work in this setting; however, some of our favourites are scented varieties that give off pleasant fresh or floral aromas. Some of the most popular plant types include Mint, White Jasmine, citrus and gardenia that has beautiful aromatic flowers.
If you’re inspired to start your own indoor garden and need a little more inspiration explore our latest Pinterest board here.