What is the secret of a cozy interior? It is to skillfully admit some living nature into the living space. And the first thing that comes to mind is to use indoor plants for this: it is they who delight us with emerald greens and bright colors even in the cold season, create a favorable microclimate, give the interior completeness and real comfort. They can be used in any rooms and achieve with their help a variety of decorating purposes. We have prepared some tips on how to decorate the interior with the most simple in the care of indoor plants.
First of all, it is worth listing a few basic rules for placing plants in the interior. First, there is no shade-loving plants, there are shade-tolerant ones. This means that some plants can do with less daylight and sun, which allows them to be located away from the window. But to live, any plant still needs light, so in most hallways and bathrooms of our standard apartments, no plant can survive without bright artificial light for at least 10 hours a day.
Secondly, our indoor plants are evergreens from the tropics who need warmth without sudden changes in temperature. This means that they can not be left in the winter at the open window or hang over the stove. In the first case, the plant will fall ill and die from the cold, in the second - from the heat. Above the central heating battery, the plant will also be uncomfortable, place it slightly to the side.
How can plants be used for decoration? Let's look at some of the most common techniques that are traditionally used in decorating interiors of indoor plants.
Flowering plants will decorate any room. They look wonderfully on the windowsill, on the open shelf, on the coffee table in the living room, on the dining and work desk. There are types of indoor plants that are great for this purpose - they often bloom for a long time with the most simple care: delicate graceful violets, lush bright geraniums, modern large-flowered fuchsias. On sale you can find a huge number of their delightful varieties with flowers of very different colors, shapes and sizes. Care for all these plants is the simplest: they need a sufficient amount of light, regular watering and the introduction of mineral complex fertilizer about once a month. When watering violets need to use lukewarm water and make sure that the water does not fall on the leaves.
If you are not afraid to experiment with plants that require a more serious approach, you can start an orchid phalaenopsis, azalea, cyclamen, Decembrist. Each of these species also blooms delightfully, but has its own special care requirements, which, however, are easy to fulfill.
Ampelnoe (climbers) plants will help to revitalize the central part of the window or wall, decorate the pieces of furniture from which they hang, add a little comfort to soften the cold ascetic interiors. Ampoule form often takes fuchsia and some varieties of geraniums. Of non-flowering houseplants, the easiest to care for are chlorofitum familiar to everyone from childhood, indoor tradescantia, openwork asparagus, ivy and ampelous species of ficus. Caring for them is very simple: regular watering and periodic introduction of complex mineral fertilizers every 2-3 months.
Decorative leaf plants organically look in the interior of any room and do not burden with complex care. Dieffenbachia, ficuses, ferns, croton, sheflera, Coleus, arrowroot, cordilina, aspidistra, zamia - all these wonderful views are very attractive due to its beautiful foliage. Yucca, dracaena and cicas are compact indoor plants that look like palm trees, although only cicas is a real palm tree. These plants will give a highlight to any interior, if you skillfully beat their extraordinary appearance. Caring for them is not at all difficult - the same regular watering and periodic fertilization.
Large plants it makes sense to place only in very spacious rooms. They perfectly decorate the halls, halls, stairs, greenhouses, winter gardens and swimming pools. Most krupnomerov - various types of palm trees, large rubber plants and monsteras. Under the conditions of an ordinary city apartment, it is reckless to plant such large plants: most likely, it will be hard for both the flower and the owners.
Kitchen garden has long been popular all over the world. People like to grow spicy and medicinal herbs in pretty little pots. It decorates the interior, benefits and serves as excellent entertainment.
Original compositions from plants they can transform the interior, if you find a decent place for them and show imagination. So that the composition is not disturbed due to the loss of plants, select species with the same requirements for care and environmental conditions.
Cacti and succulents found in many homes. In order to make them more interesting from the point of view of design, they can be combined into one beautiful pot or you can choose interesting, unusual pots for them.