Arranging your house with indoor plants is a great way to give your home a fresh look and feel. Houseplants are a relatively effective way to spruce up any space without racking up huge construction or renovation bills. Here are some great tips for small space gardening at your home.
Indoor plants play an important role in home decor. So incorporating plants into interior design is even sometimes called "planterior" in Korea.
[Soundbite] Kim Ja-young(Botanical Expert) : "Indoor plants give a lively atmosphere to the house. It is good to place easy-to-grow plants in various spaces for room decor."
Here are the basics of interior design using houseplants. First, big, tall trees are a good fit for the living room, the largest space in a house. Oak trees are a good choice, with their big and glossy leaves. The kentia palm, a popular species in the palm family, is also often selected for home decor. Potted plants hanging from the ceiling are good for the space over the dining table or in a balcony. There are also plants that grow on walls. Walls are typically decorated with framed photos or pictures. However, plants can offer a unique touch. Let's visit a home that is well decorated with various indoor plants. Pots of healthy plants growing around the house come into view. They are grown and tended to by Park Hyon-seo, the home owner and a plant lover.
[Soundbite] Park Hyon-seo(Wife) : "I focused on arranging plants in their places around the house."
Let's take a look at the living room. A tree with yellow plump fruits against the backdrop of a white wall instantly catches attention. This is a yuzu tree.
[Soundbite] Park Hyon-seo(Wife) : "It is a crossbreed between citron and trifoliate orange trees. It blooms and bears fruit around the year. It is also easy to grow at home."
Potted plants add an air of freshness to the space around the island table. A tall tree is placed between this couch and the round table. It creates the effect of separating the living room and the kitchen. The bedroom is furnished with simple but tasteful wooden furniture. Dried flowers are a good match with this furniture. A new potted plant on the dresser makes the space look different.
[Soundbite] Hong Yo-sep(Husband) : "I am satisfied with the beautiful house. People's compliments make me feel good."
[Soundbite] Park Hyon-seo(Wife) : "I am gratified, as the plants I grow match the house well and have become fresher."
There is no need for either bothersome construction work or new furniture. Try out some of these tips on room decor with small indoor plants and keep your home fresh and green around the year.