Today, I am excited to share my first post in collaboration with the Wayfair Homemakers Program. As someone who is obsessed with all things home, I was thrilled when the team over at Wayfair asked me to join in late 2018. Essentially, the program is a group of bloggers / influencers / designers (all “homemakers”) who love sharing their tips, tricks and design experiences with others via Wayfair. It is a great, inspiring partnership that allows those of us in the interior decorating / design industry to collaborate and share inspiration. In case you weren’t aware, All Modern, Birch Lane, Dwell Studio and Joss & Main are all part of the Wayfair family. Whenever I put together a design board for clients, odds are there is an item or two from the Wayfair umbrella. They offer a variety of affordable, versatile items that are sure to please any design aesthetic.
Now, let’s chat plants. Has anyone else noticed that indoor plants are everywhere? I think the obsession started with the fiddle leaf fig tree which has pretty much become the cool kid on the block of plants. They’re cute, quirky and really fit into any space – style or size wise. Whether you have a huge home or a small space (like me!), there are plants that will work for you. Not only are indoor plants stylish but they add so many benefits! They are excellent for air quality, reduce airborne dust levels, keep air temperatures down and I swear they make you happier. Also, don’t waste too much time searching for the “perfect” plant – the more imperfect the plant, the better. They incorporate so much to design, including varying height, texture, color and a natural element. I think anytime that we can bring the outdoors in when designing a space, it’s a win.
Areas to Use Indoor Plants
Filling a corner space: Fiddle leaf figs, birds of paradise, oversized palms…they are all ideal to fill a corner area of a room without feeling cluttered. Make sure to get a plant that is tall enough as something too small may feel unbalanced. See this article for help keeping your indoor tree alive and thriving.
Adjacent to a console: I love the look of a soft plant next to a big, strong piece of furniture (such as a tv console or bar credenza). The standing planters often look best, in sets of two or three, like this chic set.
As a centerpiece: Greenery is the new cut flowers these days. It’s often less expensive and lasts longer. You can snag a $4 bunch of Eucalyptus from any grocery store and fill a beautiful vase for the perfect dining room table centerpiece.
In the kitchen: A small green plant, such as a jade or African spear, softens against the harder kitchen stones like marble and granite. On the flip side, these perfectly pop again wooden pieces like cutting boards or butchers blocks.
Indoor herb garden: This is one area that I wish I could make happen but I’m still working on my green thumb. I love the look of a small herb garden, either in a row of planters on a window will or some hanging ones in a corner space. Check out this link for tips on growing an indoor herb garden.
I couldn’t mention indoor plants without sharing some of my favorite planters. Gone are the days of black plastic planters; these days, the options are so chic these days and available at so many stores. Below is a roundup of my favorite, which include using baskets (the perfect, unexpected base planter for an indoor tree), white textured planters (classic, chic and versatile) and vases for tabletop greenery (including glass options and set options). Trust me when I say, you really can’t go wrong with any of these gorgeous planters!
This post was created in partnership with Wayfair. None of the items linked are affiliate links.