The Best Plants and Terrariums to Decorate Your House With



Looking for something that will add the perfect touch to your home? You’ve already painted an accent wall, you’ve hung art work and pictures on the walls, your furniture is finally exactly where you want it – but you still feel like something’s missing. In that case, bringing a little greenery indoors and adding a houseplant or a terrarium might just be the one detail to complete the picture.

House Plants

Having plants in your home  might seem like a lot of work, but some of them require little maintenance, especially considering the liveliness they bring to your interior. Whether you are gardening-savvy or not, you can definitely keep up with these easy-to-maintain indoor plants:

  • Jade Plant: Usually a flourishing green colour, some jade plants may have a pop of colour on the tips of their leaves, and can also develop white flowers. The jade plant likes direct sunlight and not a lot of water — they actually mature better if they are left to dry out between watering.
  • The Fern: Offering a burst of green to any room, ferns thrive on low light and require moist (not soaked) soil.
  • Aloe Vera: Not only a useful and natural remedy for burns and cuts, Aloe Vera also adds a dramatic flair as a décor piece. Place this plant in a warm and sunny spot, and water it occasionally.

Plants aren’t the only welcome addition to your décor. The proper pot can also complement and bring out other items in your home. IKEA makes trendy, stylish and inexpensive pots.

Plant Terrariums

Plant terrariums have become a popular décor trend and DIY project as of late. They are best used as centerpieces on a coffee table or end table, or in the kitchen or dining room. All you really need is a glass vase or fishbowl, minerals, shells, gravel, or stones, charcoal, potting soil and terrarium plants such as:

  • Begonias: Sprouting year round flowers; begonias are a low-maintenance tropical flower that will survive in low light and well-drained soil.
  • Moon Valley: A fast-growing plant, Moon Valley also known as the friendship plant, tolerates low light and does not require a lot of water. It may also surprise you with tiny pink flowers and beautiful bronze veins in their leaves.
  • Cacti and Succulents: Extremely low maintenance and durable, cacti and succulents offer a unique look and only need to be watered once every two weeks.

What do you think about indoor greenery – where would you implement them in your Brookfield home?