Using Plants to Decorate Your Home and Office

One of the best ways to liven up your space is by incorporating indoor plants and tending to them regularly. They add colour to your décor, a sense of dynamism to your style, and a lively presence that would freshen up any house or office.

Here at Garden Wizard, we know how to incorporate Australia’s lush wildlife into your home and workplace.

What Kind of Plants Are Best?

When it comes to gardening Australia style, the country’s vast array of climates can range drastically, meaning your options may vary depending on where you live and the conditions of your space. Here are some commonly sought-after and appealing plants that may suit your style and situation: 

Decorate with Plants: Start decorating with plants that are easy to grow like Monstera (L), Devil’s Ivy (M), and Mother-in-Law Tongue (R).

Monstera: This beautiful species is ideal for a more tropical climate, as it thrives off humidity. It has big leaves that split when it’s flourishing, requiring maybe a bit more space than some other plants.

Devil’s Ivy: For those who have trouble with gardening, this luscious ivy is for you. It does not require the same amount of sunlight as most plants, and it can thrive as long as you water it routinely. It is ideal for tropical and sub-tropical climates, such as northern Australia.

Mother-in-Law’s Tongue: This plant is another low-maintenance option, thriving in warm or hot climates and only requiring water once a month. It can grow to be rather tall and is a staple of house plants.

How and Where Should I Place Indoor Plants?

Potting and placing your plants is an art—after all, the big picture is just as vital as its details. If you’re going to decorate with plants, here are some things to consider as you’re getting started.

Your pots should complement the plant rather than steal the attention from them. Whether the look is minimalistic, geometric, or unique, don’t let it detract from the natural beauty you’re trying to incorporate.

Decorate with Plants: Your choices of pots and plant placements determine if your home or office is going to look peaceful or chaotic.

There is also such a thing as overdoing it and cluttering your space with too many plants. Consider spreading them out evenly among rooms or throughout your office. Also, get plants that require varying placement, such as ones that are tall, hanging, wide, etc.

What Should I Know about Maintenance?

Of course, to keep your plants alive, it requires consistency and upholding responsibility.

Every plant has its essential living requirements, and doing your research into each plant you own is an integral step to sustaining them. However, here are some things to keep in mind across all species:

• Make sure you are watering the right amount. We associate plants with frequent watering, but overwatering is one of the fastest (and most common) ways of killing them. Be sure to keep track of how much you are watering your plant and when you’re doing it.

• Nourish them with appropriate sunlight. Not every plant requires a daily dose of the sun, but for those that do, consider investing in an indoor gardening light if your location is not reliably sunny.

• Look out for toxicity. Some plants are toxic to dogs or cats (cats especially are at risk with various species). If you already have a pet at home, do some additional research to find out what plant best suits you.

Decorate with Plants: A little research will equip you how to take care of your plants properly.

Last Thoughts

Ultimately, house or office plants are a living space décor that will breathe new life into any space. They provide beauty, a sense of vitality, and can make you feel grounded, knowing that something is relying on you. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us, and we will be sure to settle all of your questions or concerns.

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