Hello lovely friends! If you’re anything like us, you’ve got the fever. And the fabulous Lindsay of White Buffalo Styling Co is back with an awesomely stylish solution to cure your green thumb cravings – complete with some clever tips and tricks. Without further ado, here’s some inspiring ideas to spruce up your home!
I am so excited to be back on The Handmade Home today sharing how I created our new indoor garden. Thank you for having me, Ashley! I always love popping in!
Since we bought this house a year ago, I have planned to create an indoor garden in our Lounge. This room is right inside our front door, but with our open floor plan, I knew you would easily enjoy the garden from the whole house.
I love indoor plants and usually you see those spread around the house. But I was in love with the idea of creating an indoor garden. I wanted one space where I could bring in a lot of plants and create a focal point.
Here’s how I did it.
1.) Create Different Levels
I knew I wanted to have different heights and levels in my garden. I started by hunting down a good plant stand.
I fell in love with this ratan bookcase.
I loved the feel of it for the garden, but I also loved that it would let me “stack” the plants on three levels.
After finding the bookcase, I knew that I wanted a bigger garden than it would allow. So, I found a tree that I liked. I wanted some height here.
I balanced it with a medium size plant on the left that I set on the floor and a taller plant on the left of the bookcase. I love that it isn’t symmetrical, but it’s balanced.
2.) Choose an Assortment of Coordinating Pots
With all of the plants being green, you have a lot of room to play with the pots. I knew that I wanted mainly neutral, so I stuck heavily to terracotta and white, which I love the feel of. It feels classic, but fits well with my style.
But, I did want a little personality and color. And when you’re using ten or more different pots, you’ve got some room to bring in color and still keep it feeling overall neutral.
I stuck to blues and greens for my colors. Against the green of the plants, this felt like a soft way to bring in some personality. While some hot neon pots would look great, it just wasn’t the feel I was going for. I wanted the whole picture to stand out, not a single pot or two.
So my goal? Color that blended well.
3.) Choose a Variety of Coordinating Plants
Now, I know what you’re thinking. All plants coordinate. They’re green.
I know, I totally get it. But I really wanted all of the plants to have a similar feel, while still adding in some different shades and shapes. For example, a couple of flowering plants just weren’t the look I was going for.
I decided to stick with mainly tropical/desert style plants. It completely fits the southwestern vibe that my house is loving.
Of course, that meant succulents.
And who are we kidding? Succulents are reason enough to go with a southwestern theme. Okay, they’re reason enough to create an entire indoor garden.
Having all of these plants inside just makes me itch for spring. We may not be quite ready to spend sunny days outside yet, but bringing the outdoors in with this garden sure gave me a quick fix.
Now, I just need to figure out how to keep them all alive. Good thing succulents are fail-proof. Well, they say they are. When I’m taking care of them, it may be a different story 🙂