THE ART OF HOUSE PLANT DESIGN

THE ART OF HOUSE PLANT DESIGN

On its own, a plant is just a plant. Add another and it becomes a display. But what distinguishes a random selection of plants from a piece of design that can engage the eye and evoke the mood of your living space? The answer is to establish a visual connection between your plants, using the four design elements below.

  Use size and proportion to create a display. Choose same-sized plants for balance and symmetry, or use plants of different sizes to draw the eye and create flow and movement.

Choosing plants with similar shapes can create beautiful, natural patterns, while contrasting shapes can be used to sculpt displays with a sense of drama.

 

 
 Colour can interact with colour to great effect. Use that interplay to find soft, harmonious shades or build a more vibrant, contrasting palette.
A plant’s texture can have visual as well as tactile appeal, as it determines how the foliage interacts with the light. Mix and match different textures to add depth to a display.  

“Think of your design from every angle, as if it is a three-dimensional piece of living sculpture.”

 Suggested plants

Sansevieria Laurentii

Pothos Golden

Pothos Marble Queen

Pothos N'joy

Hoya Hindu Rope

 

Source : ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY  HOUSEPLANT BOOK

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