Who says you can’t live surrounded by greenery in the city? Even if you don’t have a balcony or a terrace, you can create your green corner at home, by decorating your living room with house plants. In addition to making your lounge more welcoming, plants also improve the air quality, injecting more oxygen into their surroundings and creating a relaxing sense of well-being for an even more hospitable setting. Let’s find out more about some of the most popular house plants together!
Ficus Elastica, also known as the rubber fig or Indian rubber tree, has broad shiny oval leaves and is the perfect house plant for modern living rooms. It doesn’t need any special care and thrives on indirect light, which helps its foliage prosper.
Golden Pothos is a creeper, which makes it ideal for decorating a scenic sitting room: its long stems can be arranged onto shelves and furniture as they grow, or hung from supports to create a cascade of greenery. Golden Pothos is extremely robust and thrives even in poor light conditions.
Did you know that another name for the Sansevieria is mother-in-law's tongue? Legend has it that it grows by listening to mothers-in-law gossiping about their daughters- and sons-in-law. This plant is an excellent choice for those with little experience in plant care, as it is extremely sturdy and requires little water.
Aloe Vera is a firm favourite among succulent house plants: not only is it delightful to look at, but with its succulent leaves it also has healing properties for the skin, boasting anti-inflammatory, disinfectant and healing qualities in particular. The important thing is to make sure the soil dries thoroughly between one watering and the next.
Although they require a little more care, orchids are a must-have in any self-respecting living room. They are elegant and sophisticated, available in multiple colours and require generous amounts of sunlight.
Depending on the layout and exposure of your living room, you could set up dedicated corners to display your house plants, packing your lounge with personality. Of course, each species has its own specific needs in terms of sunlight and temperature, but most plants thrive on window sills, coffee tables, shelves, bookcases and equipped TV wall panels.
If the furniture takes up most of the space, then opt for a floating garden in your living room!