Whether you’re a green thumb or not, houseplants are a great way to add some color and life to your home. But with so many different plants available, it can be hard to know which one is right for your space. Here are six tips for selecting the right plant for your space:
Think about your home’s lighting situation.
One of the most important things to consider when selecting plants for your home is how much light they get. There are a few different ways that you can determine the amount of light a plant will need:
- Is there windows near where you want to place it? Does it face east, west, north or south (or all four directions)?
- What kind of ceiling do you have? If it’s very high and there are no windows nearby, consider that this may mean more artificial lighting needs to be installed.
- Are there other plants around this one? Will they block any natural sunlight from hitting the new addition?
Be realistic about how much time you can spend caring for your plants.
When it comes to plant selection, remember that you need to be realistic about how much time you can spend caring for your plants.
If you are not sure, ask someone who is good at plants or look for “easy care” plants. If you don’t have a green thumb, don’t worry; there are lots of great easy-care plants out there that will do well with minimal attention from you.
Let your plants do the talking, literally.
It’s important to pick plants that will fit in with the rest of your space, but it’s also important that you let the plant do some of the talking. The best way to do this is by paying attention to how much light a plant needs. Plants need different amounts of light depending on where they’re growing, so if you have limited natural light in your home or office, don’t try and grow a cactus! A cactus would not be happy in those conditions!
There are lots of ways to add personality and style without spending a lot of money or time on decorating. When choosing which plants will go into your home or office, keep these tips in mind:
Start small and expand over time.
I’m a big believer in starting small and expanding your collection over time. This is especially true if you’re new to indoor gardening or don’t want to make a major investment right away. There are countless plants out there, so it can be overwhelming when making your first purchase. Start by choosing one or two plants that match your decor and lifestyle, then add more as you gain confidence and space allows.
I recommend succulents as an easy choice for anyone who wants to start small with their indoor garden. They’re low maintenance and super cute! I also love air plants because they don’t need soil or water at all—just hang them on your wall like art! (And don’t worry about killing them—they can survive months without any care.) Finally, bonsai trees are great for beginning gardeners because they require very little maintenance: just prune regularly so that sunlight gets through the leaves more easily; otherwise put it in indirect light and feed it once every two weeks with fertilizer made specifically for bonsai trees (this will help keep its leaves green).
Consider plant placement as much as plant species.
When selecting plants for your space, don’t forget to consider the location of each plant. While you might be drawn to a particular species or variety, it is also important to take into account where you will place the plant. Plants need light, humidity and optimal care in order to thrive.
Some considerations include:
- What kind of lighting does your space have? Does it receive direct sunlight through large windows or indirect sunlight from lamps?
- How much time are you able to spend caring for your plants? Do they need daily watering and fertilizer applications in addition to pruning and handling possible pest problems?
- How much space do they require? Do they spread quickly into large bushes with low-hanging branches that could damage furniture or other objects nearby if left unchecked.
- How much money do you want (or can afford) spend on maintaining them over time
Figure out what plants you’ll use (and reuse) in each space.
Choosing the right plants for your space is key to creating the look you want. Use plants that fit the space and style you’re trying to achieve, and make sure they’re appropriate for the size of your area. You should also consider how often you’ll need to water and care for each plant, whether it will fit well with any other plants in your home or office space, and what kinds of upkeep they require (e.g., pruning).
Once you’ve figured out all these elements, it’s time to decide which ones are best suited for each area of your home/office!
The right houseplant makes all the difference in your home decor.
With their natural aesthetic and array of benefits, houseplants are a simple but impactful way to enhance your home decor. They can help create a sense of peace and calm, improve air quality, boost mood, increase productivity and creativity, and even aid in sleep. That’s a lot of benefits! So if you’re looking for an easy way to add some life into your space that doesn’t require much maintenance or cost—a houseplant is the perfect answer!
Hopefully, this post has given you some ideas for the plants that will work best for your home and lifestyle. Plants are an amazing addition to any space, but they can be difficult to care for if you don’t know what to look out for. Luckily, we’ve got your back! If you follow these tips and do some research on the plants themselves (like how much light or water they need), then choosing the right houseplants can become a breeze.