What is interior landscaping and what are the top tips for effective and eye-catching interior landscaping?
Interior landscaping is the art of arranging live plants in an indoor landscape to make it more relaxing and pleasing to the eye.
Where to Start.
Start with your budget for interior planting and draw up a plan, what plants or planters will go where, and will they fit with the colour scheme and furniture. Are the plants tall, small, or with special care instructions, will they be in anyone’s way? Will they risk causing an allergic reaction? From there is a good idea to get some professional advice from an interior landscaper or landscape designer.
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Tip 1. Keep it Simple.
If you overplant and overdo your interior planting, you may well get a clashing or ‘jungle’ look which can be startling rather than relaxing. Simple individual plants, not too many, dotted around in corners and areas that perhaps look a bit bland or ugly otherwise.
Tip 2. Focal but not in the Way
Make sure the plant isn’t in the way. The last thing you want is people tripping or having to reach over or around a plant as they try to work. The plants should be focal but not encroaching on work space or areas where people have to walk.
Tip 3. Shape and Style.
The plants should suit the area that they are in. A nice little hanging and trailing plant such as a Spider Plant on a shelf. An African Violet on a waiting room table, a potted palm in the corner of a meeting room.
Tip 4. Maintenance.
Make sure that someone or more than one person is scheduled to maintain the plants, watering and feeding and removing dead leaves or flowers, even repotting them as necessary. Otherwise the plants may do badly or even die, which defeats the object of having them to brighten the place up.
Tip 5. Make the container a Focal Point as well as the Plant.
Pots, tubs, planters and landscaped areas and containers can be bright and pretty, adding to the effect of the plants and creating a friendly environment.
Containers can be purchased in many nice colours and designs, you can even get pots decorated with glitter. It all adds to the attraction. And it is also possible to get coloured gravels and stones to cover the compost and make the display look smart and clean.
Tip 6. Environment for the Plant.
Make sure you have the right plant for the right place, plants that don’t like heat, light, moisture etc need to be placed where they won’t be subjected to too much of these. It’s a question of research and planning.
Tip 7. Use Safe Plants.
Don’t get Cacti or anything potentially poisonous, especially in a place open to the public. Here is a plant nursery website with a list of suitable plants:
Tip 8. Lighting.
Use lighting to enhance the plants. With bigger plants you may put an uplighter in the plant pot to make it more of a feature.
Tip 9. Ask Opinion and Advice.
Ask colleagues, passers-by and others how the plants and displays look or what might be changed, you would be surprised what others might spot that you don’t. And remember, you can always get the job done by a professional team.
Tip 10. Be Creative.
You can get little lights and ornaments to brighten displays up, you can get small water features if the budget allows. What you are aiming for is a friendly environment with better air due to the plants. Make it the best it can be, within your budget.