Bringing Plants Indoors for Winter: 4 Essential Design Tips for Houseplants


| 10/11/2018 1:01:00 PM


The cold weather has come upon us and many plant lovers are slowly mourning the end of the outside growing season. Annuals are beginning to dwindle and the possibility of frosty temperatures means that perennials will also begin to close up for winter.

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The changing of the season doesn’t mean that you have to lose all of those potted or hanging plants that are outdoors. Bring your plants indoors this winter to add greenery into your home and to continue to care for your favorite plants. From a design perspective, maintaining indoor plants is almost essential for modern decor. Here are a few design tips for houseplants.

1. Use Stylish Hangers

Macramé hangers are one of the most popular and versatile ways to hang plants indoors, or even outdoors. Some styles include small metal pots or even stone pieces made to house a small hanging container garden. Use these hangers in corners, above kitchen windows, or even in the bathroom for an extra accent of life.

Succulents and cacti varieties make for great hanging plants as they are easy to care for and look great in clusters. Hanging vines are also popular in hangers since they need ample vertical space for growing. Consider choosing an area with extra space underneath for those vines that you want to bring indoors this year in order to add natural beauty to a room.



2. Fill Negative Space

When it comes to adding accent plants, you want to add them to an area that isn’t overly crowded but rather needs something, like those negative spaces in a room. Common areas include above kitchen and bathroom cabinets and built-in alcoves along the top of a large room. These areas can be livened up by the presence of a living and breathing houseplant. Consider choosing vines and fast-growing plants for these areas in your home in order to fill the space quickly. Ferns are also a good option to fill these spaces as they require little maintenance in those hard to reach areas of the home.



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