Focus on: Houseplants

June, 2020

Focus on: Houseplants

Bring more green into your house to give a welcoming and calming atmosphere. We provide tips on choosing the right houseplants in different rooms which will ultimately enhance the appeal for potential buyers. It may be high summer with a focus on being outdoors but adding the right plants to an indoor space can really enhance the interior of your property if you are wishing to sell.

There is no doubting that houseplants add a touch of calm to a room and during the unsettling times of the pandemic crisis, people are seeking out calm and nature wherever they can. Houseplants have gained in popularity and are ideal to spruce up a tired corner or to enhance a room or provide a sanctuary space within your home.

Some plants have wonderfully shaped foliage, adding an architectural element to the design of your room. The form and texture of plants contrasts well with soft furnishings and the colours of your décor. Some provide a splash of colour and interest in variegated leaf colour or unusual flowers. All plants will help improve the air quality.

  • Bathroom: orchids flourish in heavy, humid conditions so a light bathroom is ideal. Ferns love the mist and steam. The Boston fern is especially attractive. Succulents also thrive in bathroom conditions.
  • Kitchen: herbs are handy on a kitchen windowsill and another kitchen friendly plant is aloe vera which likes light.
  • Throughout the house: Peace lilies are easy to look after, so too are cast iron plants (aspidistra) with a little light and occasional watering. Snake plants (sansevieria) are a striking addition and thrive in low light so are easy to maintain. A fiddle leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) is a perfect houseplant for indirect light, such as in bathrooms and bedrooms
  • Shady spots: The following plants will do well in shady corners: common staghorn fern (Platycerium bifurcatum) with unique shaped fronds.; variegated Swiss cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa ‘Variegata’) a tall, striking plant with mottled foliage; or a forest lily (clivia miniata) which has dark green leaves and produces a bright orange trumpet shaped flowers from spring to autumn.
  • For all plant care we recommend checking on the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) website.

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