Expert advice from Bob Vila, the most trusted name in home improvement, home remodeling, home repair, and DIY.

Bob's Bloggers

A community of bloggers who live and die to DIY

interior design

10 Original Ways to Bring Plants Indoors

By Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine on Sep 24, 2012

plants indoor 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle

There are many ways one can defy the “trap” of a common urban rhythm. Converting your home into a fresh and peaceful oasis is the best way to cope with daily challenges. And as we see it, nothing spells “freshness” better than nature itself. This post is about integrating plants in your home creatively, delivering a space that is both aesthetically pleasing and healthy. If you sometimes feel that your home is lacking openness or a distinct personality, perhaps these bold and elegant ideas below will trigger your need for natural decors. Enjoy!




This content series is in partnership with smartwater. smartwater, good taste travels well. Click here to learn more.

#1. Green Walls

  • Radiating a sense of calm and literally livening up their neighboring space, green walls are a daring addition to any private or commercial interior. Various patterns and shapes are available on the market, making it easy to choose the suited model. You can handle the maintenance process yourself, of hire professionals to make sure the living wall is constantly looking perfect.

01 interior design green wa 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyleindoor garden1 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle

#2. Sculpting Space

  • We ran across this unusual project which we believe could serve as inspiration for those of you planning a daring “green” interior from scratch. Envisioned by Sadar Vuga Architects for the The Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Ljubljana, Slovenia, this symbiosis between sculptural shapes and plants delivers an intriguing visual effect.

indoor garden ideas1 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyleindoor gardens1 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyleindoors garden1 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle

 

#3. Plants-Furniture Mix

  • From all the crazy ideas presented on Freshome, two match this post perfectly. The cat-friendly table with built-in grass planter and the GardenRug are just some of the wacky ways to combine plants and furniture, with stunning results. All this, while maintaining functionality and not compromising in aesthetics. Can you think of any other designs for this combo?

plants furniture 1 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle

#4. Natural Elements Combined

  • If you feel plants are not enough to give your home that intense fresh feel, bring on more nature! Gather pebbles, sea shells, interesting looking wood pieces and improvise original green spaces (we took inspiration from this home design). Does the idea of miniature indoor gardens spread throughout your crib seem like a challenging DIY project?

plants 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle

#5. Creative Planters

  • A while back we presented a fun project on Freshome entitled Green Pockets, created by designer Maruja Fuentes (photos below). But when it comes to planters, the possibilities for improvising are endless. You can find plenty of models on the market, but you can also try to envision a similar project for yourself, using interesting looking ceramic cups or creative vessels as containers.

05 green pockets tiles maru 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestylegreen pocket planters 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle

#6.  Flowerpot Chandeliers

  • Looking for provoking designs to integrate in your home, but are not ready to make major compromises? These flowerpot chandeliers are very close to the limit of “normal”, yet they do not cross it, which makes them plain cool. Just imagine how many colors can be tucked in those planters! 

flora chandelier 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyleflower 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle

#7. Moss Floor Planters

  • If you are not a fan of green walls, then perhaps green floors will have a stronger appeal. This particular project in the photos below was displayed at an exhibition in Tokyo a while back and is a result of a collaboration between Azuma Makoto and Unitika Ltd. The unusual “carpet” would definitely make a strong statement in any interior.

moss floor 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestylemoss planter 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle

#8. Pet House Planters

  • One of the coolest multi-functional designs we’ve seen so far is the pet house planter designed by the masterminds at Pousse Créative. A miniature garden and a cozy sanctuary for your pet- now that’s a great combo!

10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle#9. Green Arrangements… Upside-Down

  • The creative team of Boskke’s came up with a seemingly gravity-defying method of integrating plants in your home. Their special planters (with a built-in irrigation system) are installed upside down, which gives them an original and intriguing appearance.

planter 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle

boskke21 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle

#10. Hi-Tech Click and Grow Flowerpots

  • What if you could have a lovely indoor miniature garden, without actually watering and fertilizing the plants you grow? Click and Grow is an innovative method of taking care of plants the easy way. Based on clean soil-less growing technology and sensors inside, these ingenious pots measure all the necessary parameters and dose an exact amount of water, fertilizer and air, according to the plant’s needs.

click and grow flowerpot 6 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle

You're reading 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle originally posted on Freshome.

The post 10 Original Ways To Bring Plants Indoors And Improve Your Urban Lifestyle appeared first on Freshome.com.

ZLESBnKru7c

Visit Freshome.com - Interior Design & Architecture Magazine »

blog comments powered by Disqus