Top 3 Trends For Decorating With Houseplants
Assistant design editor Jennifer Masseau shares the biggest trends in houseplants for 2016.
The turn of the New Year always makes me long to add new life into my home. With gardening season still several months off, I’m opting to introduce new houseplants into my apartment for a hit of fresh greenery that defies the current winter weather.
Naturally, I’m loving that houseplants are being embraced as no longer just a background player in home décor. More and more, I’ve been noticing plants taking a starring roll — or at least, joining the ensemble cast of decorating accessories, along with art, textiles and small furnishings.
Along with this, of course, has come a new wave of attention to the vessels we’re putting them in. Here are the three biggest trends in stylish indoor planters coming up for 2016.
Fill several petite planters with herbs and dangle across the front of a kitchen window, or create a dramatic vignette by hanging a cascading ivy plant front and center in a bright bay window.
Play into the natural look with a basket-style planter, or opt for a minimalist aesthetic in faceted matte porcelain.
For heavy indoor trees like figs and ficuses or over-sized topical plants which need a vessel that sits lower to the ground, try a planter with slim legs or a fitted stand for an airy look.
I love the graphic look of black pin legs juxtaposed against lush, organic greenery. These sturdier styles can be moved out onto a patio or deck once the warm weather hits.
Great for small spaces, these styles work best for small succulents, ferns, or air plants that don’t need a lot of water.
These planters lend themselves to versatile, unexpected placement: Try hanging several along an empty stretch of wall for a fresh take on the living wall concept. Or, mount one in the shower to brighten up the bathroom.