Furnishing the interiors of an apartment with plants is now a very widespread trend, especially among the youngest. On the other hand, the benefits of installing a plant in a house are so many. In particular, in addition to purifying the air, several scientific studies have shown that plants promote concentration in study and work, improve mood and self-esteem and they also have excellent acoustic insulating properties. At the same time, the spread of this fashion is also justified by the fact that plants now represent a real piece of furniture. In fact, putting this element in the right place gives you the opportunity to give your home a completely new look. But how to arrange the plants in an apartment? And above all, which are the most effective ones for decorating the interiors? Let's find out together.
How to arrange plants in an apartment?
Once you have chosen the plants that best suit your aesthetic needs, you need to understand where to apply them. In fact, design experts provide numerous tips on where to place plants, in order to optimize spaces and at the same time increase their aesthetic value. A first question to ask is: to furnish the whole house with plants or just some spaces? The choice is between a “jungle effect” furniture or a simpler and more discreet one. To answer this question you must first take into consideration the size of your home. Obviously, filling a small apartment with plants can be a counterproductive choice and the disadvantages risk being more than the advantages.
Another factor to pay attention to is then the brightness of the rooms and their exposure to the sun, essential to ensure good plant health. In addition, the humidity of the rooms and the presence of radiators must also be taken into consideration, which must be at a safe distance from the plants.
The best houseplants
So let's see what are the main plants to be included in an apartment, starting from kenzia, which belongs to the palm family. It is a plant that, in addition to not requiring particular care, is able to provide an exotic look to your home.
A good solution could be the Sansevieria, better known by the name of "mother-in-law's tongue". Again, complex care does not need to be guaranteed. However, the plant in question has a particular shape, consisting of very long lanceolate leaves and in addition it can also stretch over a meter. This is why those with limited space must focus on other options.
The senecio rowleyanus it is a plant with thin branching stems that have the shape of a pearl necklace. For this reason, the plant is called "necklace". In addition to ensuring good exposure to the sun, remember not to water it excessively, especially in winter.
The last solution is represented by the calathea, a family within which there are 150 species of plants with different shapes and characteristics. They are particularly suitable for the interior of an apartment, as they have a very elegant appearance. Furthermore, growing them is really simple.
Furnish the terrace with plants
Decorating a terrace with plants deserves a separate discussion. This may be the ideal choice for those who do not have large spaces in their apartment. In fact, gods can be created small vegetable gardens on the balcony, surrounded by grates to be built on the wall for the support of climbing plants. Alternatively, you can furnish the terrace with succulent plants, which do not need to be moved in the colder months of the year, as some species, such as aloe or cactus, are very resistant to cold.
Which plants to put in front of the house?
We close our article on plants to put in front of your home. This is a very important element, as a good decoration at the entrance represents a great business card for guests. Among the possible choices there are the aforementioned kenzia, but small trees can also work, such as olive or orange trees. Alternatively, planters or shelves with seedlings can also be a good solution.