Whenever I decorate for a client, I like to use plants to finish the room. Plants warm up the room and add life to your space. There are other benefits including good feng-sui, and air purification.
Some clients welcome the idea of using plants as decoration. Others are hesitant, thinking that a perishable decoration could leave a future hole in the room. Nevertheless, I head to the plant store on a mission and engage in a conversation traditionally sounding like this:
Me: “I’m decorating for a client. She has a black thumb. What do you have around here that is very low maintenance?”
Plant Store Employee: “Yes, these require very little maintenance.”
Me: “So, you’re saying that they are virtually impossible to kill?”
Don’t be hesitant. You can do it. It’s really not difficult, and it’s an inexpensive addition to any space. Here are some of my favorite “independent” plants:
Cactus/Succulents: Cacti and succulents are super trendy right now and add a fun flair to a home. Here are some of my favorite looks with these plants.
Air Plants: Air plants take up very little space in your home and require very little maintenance. Very little. Generally, you can find interesting and fun ways to display these plants. Here are some of my favorite holders that will help to pack a punch to any vignette.
Snake Plant or Mother-in-law’s Tongue: The plants are sure to add personality to any room and have even been called the next Fiddle Leaf Fig. These plants are also very good for air purification in your home.
Maidenhair Fern: The Maidenhair Fern is one of my favorite plants to use in my client’s homes. I have even seen this plant stay alive months longer than the owner would have predicted. The leaves and wiry nature of this plant give off a strong personality and add flair to the room.