healthy home – breathing life into your home with plants

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With all this glorious sunny weather there’s no easier way to bring the outdoors in than with plants.  Creating your very own natural wonderland indoors… and they aren’t just beautiful to look at, they are good for our health too.

Long lasting love affair
It was the Victorians and their renewed interest in the natural world that rekindled our love for indoor plants.  Bringing back exotic plants from their travels made it very fashionable to keep potted plants indoors.

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Victorian style living room and their love of exotic indoor potted plants.

Nature’s clever air purifiers
Plants are truly amazing.  Purifying the air and providing oxygen for us to breathe.  Given all the toxins, VOCs and other nasties in our home, NASA has found some very clever plants effective in removing certain indoor air pollutants.  Plants absorb noise as well as positive ions emitted from computer screens and other office equipment, perfect for your home office.

NASA suggests one potted plant per 100 square feet to be effective ‘air cleaners’.  They are also ideal indicators as to whether a home has good, fresh airflow.

Look out for plants such as Chrysanthemum, Gerbera Daisy, Palms, Peace Lily, Mother-in-Laws Tongue, Spider plant and the humble English ivy.

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Air Purifying plants such as Peace Lily, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, Spider plant & palm trees.

Creating a design feature
Designers having realised standard potted plants may not be for everyone have come up with some unusual ways to display plants within the home.

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Bringing life into your home. Wall hanging water air plants, requiring no soil.

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Wall tiles designed to create the illusion the plants are growing directly out of the wall.

 

Looking after your plants
Some plants are delicate and fragile, others tough and virtually indestructible.  Some plants love full sun, others are shade loving.  Some needs lots of watering, others just a dribble…. your plant seller will be able to advise you on how best to care for them.

If you’re like me and sometimes forget to water your plants, especially those thirsty ones, you can use beautiful hand blown glass balls.  Just fill them with water and push the spike into the soil.

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Beautiful hand blown glass balls. Makes for an attractive self-watering system.

With all this glorious sunny weather there’s no easier way to bring the outdoors in than with plants.  Creating your very own natural wonderland indoors… and they aren’t just beautiful to look at, they are good for our health too.

Long lasting love affair

It was the Victorians and their renewed interest in the natural world that rekindled our love for indoor plants.  Bringing back exotic plants from their travels made it very fashionable to keep potted plants indoors.

With all this glorious sunny weather there’s no easier way to bring the outdoors in than with plants. Creating your very own natural wonderland indoors… and they aren’t just beautiful to look at, they are good for our health too.

Long lasting love affair

It was the Victorians and their renewed interest in the natural world that rekindled our love for indoor plants. Bringing back exotic plants from their travels made it very fashionable to keep potted plants indoors.

Enjoy bringing colour and life into your home.

x

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Goforshare.com
Momoy.com
Homedesigninterior.com
Homeinterior-design.com
Greatinteriordesign.com
Karen Haller Interiors

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7 Responses to healthy home – breathing life into your home with plants

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  2. Alicia Cowan says:

    Love the glass water balls – fab idea. My neighbour uses plastic water bottle – doesn’t quite have the same affect!

  3. The glass ball idea is brilliant. I’m always forgetting to water my plants and I only have four! Great pictures, thanks Karen

    • admin says:

      Those glass water balls have saved my plants lives many a time! I bought them when I was on a weekend break in Weymouth, but sure you can buy them at your local boutique garden store.

  4. These pictures are beautiful. I love plants in the house (although I always worry about spiders hiding in them!).

    I’m actually looking for some indoor hanging-basket type pots but don’t want to go all 1970’s macrame. Any ideas?

    tx

    • admin says:

      You could use literally anything that has a handle or something you loop a piece of string through so it can be hung.

      I personally love the upside down planters, especially for herbs, strawberries etc. Hanging down from your sunny kitchen window it’s like having an indoor living larder! Pop into your local garden centre, they’ll have a range of shapes and designs. I’ll also send you some links.

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