Cool Ways To Bring The Outdoors In

No garden, patio, balcony or terrace needed...

The past few years have seen lots of creative ideas for bringing the outdoors in – particularly perfect for homes that might be lacking on outdoor space. From lush and flowing living walls to having trees growing right through the middle of your home, we’ve been getting more and more creative with foliage.

In terms of trends, parlour palms, cheese plants, calatheas and string of pearls are all having a moment right now. Not to mention  our on-going love affair with low maintenance succulents – great for those with busy lives or who lack green fingers.

So whether you go all out with an indoor garden, or keep things simple with a display shelf or wall of hanging plants, there are many good reasons behind bringing greenery indoors.

Find gorgeous new season planters here.

Aside from immediately adding a touch of nature and life to a space, plants are known to have air-purifying qualities, absorbing CO2 and releasing oxygen but also filtering out harmful and toxic chemicals emitted by microwaves, TVs and screens – and they’re known to have calming effects on people too. Studies have even shown that simply seeing green lowers stress levels and increases alertness. So it’s a win win all round.

Find more designs for the natural home here.

The spaces below offer a number of cool and inspiring ideas for displaying your house plants and bringing the outdoors in – whether that’s a big faux olive tree in your kitchen or a neat grid of mini succulents. There are numerous ways to create a more natural environment, even in an urban indoor setting.

So get on board with biophilic design (to give it its scientific name) and both you and your home will reap the rewards.

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