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.”
Source : ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY HOUSEPLANT BOOK