Category Archives: Indoor

Plants In The Hallway And Landing

Plants In The Hallway And Landing

Indoor plants are a vital feature of the well-furnished hall. It is here that guests gain their first impression of the inside of your home. Beautiful leaves and flowers are an immediate indication of a well-tended house. If your hall is large, well-lit and heated in winter then you are indeed fortunate and should make the most of the opportunity. Don’t scatter a few pots about – go for the bold and the unusual.

A Moth Orchid in flower may not attract much attention in a large living room where it is surrounded by ornaments, pictures, books etc, but it certainly would if stood in solitary splendour on a hall table. Here is the place for the large and illuminated indoor garden, the stately tree, the group of Azaleas in full flower, and so on.

Plants In The Bathroom

Plants In The Bathroom

A plant display in the bathroom is much more likely to be seen in a magazine than in the home, but with a little thought plants can always be used here to add a touch of interest or even luxury.

It is strange that so few bathrooms contain house plants. A warm bathroom with a large frosted-glass window is perhaps the best room in the house for the beautiful varieties which have come to us from humid habitats. In addition few other locations in the house need the softness and greenness of plants to reduce the hardness of their surfaces.

Plants In The Bedroom

Plants In The Bedroom

The bedroom is the least popular room for displaying indoor plants. While it is generally agreed that all living rooms, kitchens and halls can be improved with living plants, there is a difference of opinion over bedrooms. Some interior designers feel that bedrooms are in use for too short a time during the waking hours to make a house plant display worthwhile.

Having to look after pots and troughs in rooms so far away from the watering can, plant food, pruners etc…kept in the kitchen just prolongs the time spent on housework. The final point made by the anti-school is that there are too few visitors to bedrooms to justify the expenditure on impressive plants.

Plants In The Dining Room

Plants In The Dining Room

It may seem strange that only one in four dining rooms contains indoor plants. This area is widely used for entertaining (and impressing) friends, there are ample horizontal surfaces for housing pots and the location is close to the kitchen which makes for easy watering. In addition, the decor is often sparse and would benefit from attractive leaves and colorful flowers.

The problem is one of space – most dining rooms are quite small and are filled with the chairs, table and serving surfaces they have to contain. Floor-standing pots would hamper free movement or could be knocked over wher chairs are pulled back – plants must never, never turn a room into an obstacle course!