Now that we're all spending so much time in our homes this year, making each space an oasis can help you feel more at ease. Bringing a little bit of the outdoors into your home will help lift your mood by having little reminders of joy in every corner. Plants bring life to any space and make a house truly feel like a home.
To help you create your very own tropical paradise, here are just a few plants that you can easily incorporate into any room.
Bathrooms are a haven for plants that thrive in humid conditions. Air plants are some of our favorites in this space since they soak up moisture from the air and don't require soil. They can be mounted on a ceramic wall hanging like the one pictured here, or a piece of drift wood for more of an earthy look. Since they don't require potting, you can also place them in a decorative bowl on your vanity or even inside your shower to feel like you're in the middle of the rainforest.
The Pilea Perperomioides (also known as the Chinese Money Plant, Coin Plant, UFO Plant or Pancake Plant) has been one of the most trendy house plants, and for good reason. Unlike most house plants, this one doesn't require high amounts of humidity so it will still thrive in an air conditioned environment. They love bright indirect sunlight. Placing them next to a sunny window is the perfect spot.
Chinese Money Plants add an element of surprise to any room with their circular floating disk shapes. Since they're growing in popularity, you can find them in almost any nursery or plant section.
In order to make your home a truly tropical paradise, you can't forget to include a Monstera Deliciosa. When we lived in Hawaii, this queen of the jungle grew almost everywhere. Their unique leaves slowly develop perfectly round holes as they mature. And while they grow wild in the tropical climates of islands like Hawaii, they also make excellent house plants. Make sure to keep them out of direct sunlight and they'll be happy in just about any corner of a bright lit room.
Plants add a sense of freshness and life that every kitchen represents.
Or, double the use of any plant by trimming a leaf and placing it into water. Your plant will most likely be healthier if you cut it back every once in a while and the trimmed foliage will give you even more to work with around your home.
In addition to plants, framed photos or artwork inspired by tropical getaways might just be the detail you've been missing. Here are a few artists we love (click to find them on Instagram):
And last but not least, the statement piece of any tropical home... the Bird of Paradise. Their wide and tall reaching leaves truly give off the jungle vibes every room needs.
Ready, set, zen. Your paradise is set.
Share your tropical home with us @ashleyrose on Instagram. And be sure to check out our 'House Plants' Story highlight on our feed for more tips on how to care for your green friends.
Photos: Gabriella Katalin Photography