Interiorscaping with Potted Plants
three issues to consider before interiorscaping
Adding a few potted plants to an interior space is one thing. But interiorscaping, which involves using indoor plants including silk plants, succulents, foliage, and other greenery to design an inside space, is a whole different process.
Before you can create the perfect interiorscape, it’s important to take these three issues into consideration:
- Your GoalsAs you would with any home or office improvement project, it’s important to define your goals right from the start. Like landscaping the outdoors, your interiorscape options are limited only by your imagination. So think about what you want. Do you want to beautify a space? Do you want to purify indoor air or add moisture? Do you want potted plants to act as a sound barrier? Or something else?
- Your LocationIndoor plants, foliage and other greenery need water care to survive. But something else they need is the right location. If a potted plant’s care instructions specify filtered sunshine sunlight, you can’t put that particular plant in a windowless corner and expect it to thrive – or survive. Of course, this isn’t a problem when choosing silk plants. But when interiorscaping with live plants, location definitely matters.
- Your BudgetAs you shop for plants you’ll find a vast difference in price among different plant species. To keep from busting your budget, make sure the plantscape you design includes plants you can afford. Also be sure to factor in the cost of containers for any indoor plants that need re-potting. If all of this sounds too confusing, don’t give up on your interiorscape dreams. Instead, find someone who specializes in plantscape design. With the right assistance, you’ll end up with an attractive interiorscape that achieves your goals, requires minimal upkeep, and doesn’t bust your budget!