As city people, we tend to miss the presence of nature in our urban homes. Adding a green effect in our living areas is an invigorating way to fill the vacuum of nature deficit. From outdoor patios to living rooms, rich pockets of greenery inside your home can be enlivening and oxygenating. The tiniest nooks and crannies in your apartment can be fitted with foliage. Place herbs in kitchens, potted alcoved plants in living rooms, terrariums on your desks, trellises along windows and walls.
The Wild Indoors
Indoor plants have much more to offer other than air quality. They infuse a state of calm within homes that everyone craves for, after a tough routine. We people are often to lazy when I comes to watering plants. So, if you are a lazy waterer, bring succulents to your home. Create a wild, luxuriant nook teeming with assorted plants. Place pots and planters on stairs, window ledges, railings, or on a sideboard. Pepper tables with fresh flower arrangements for an olfactory kick, and hang a birdfeeder in the balcony and channel your rainforest energies into enticing a variety of birds.
Once upon a terrarium
If you are not a planting person, get yourself a terrarium. Ideal for apartments with small square footage, these visually transfixing jars and globes can contain whole miniature gardens and forest floors. Terrariums are easy to maintain and require less watering, best suited for green thumbs. You could either buy yourself a readymade terrarium or make your own. It is your prerogrative to place it on a coffee table or hang them up in clusters.
Grow a green wall
Forget about boring horizontal gardens. Rather, take a different route and opt for a vertical garden. Indoor garden with herbs, succulents, flowers and pretty foliage give a fresh, leafy twist to your walls. Readymade vertical garden kits come with pre-grown plants, and containers made with assorted materials like crates, boxes, and used plastic bottles. Built-in irrigation allows for easy watering.
Herbal kitchen witchery
Create a cosy, herb garden in your kitchen. Use vintage mugs and colourful utensils, rosemary and thyme. These things will not only spruce up the kitchen with greenish effect, but also provide a steady supply of fresh cooking ingredients.