home: trend [ faux plants ]

home: trend [ faux plants ]

Plants bring life to a home, increasing oxygen levels and are great at bringing calm to a space. But unfortunately keeping them alive long enough to reap the benefits isn’t always easy; over watering them or not giving them enough sunlight is usually the issue.

If you are one if these people have you considered faking it?! Now is the time to do it, as stores all over are now stocking great faux plants. Not only are they realistic, but they need no maintaining expect perhaps a little dust every now and again.


Today we show you some fab examples and where to get them. A good place to start is with small versions including perhaps an Aloe Vera or a herb [ Ikea have some brilliant examples at very affordable prices ]. Sit them in a ceramic or concrete pot on a shelf mixed amongst accessories and ornaments.

Go bigger with a fern or palm tree and place in the corner of a room next to a table perhaps. These can look great in a large woven basket or bag. Prices can vary depending on size and shape but remember they are going to last, so ultimately an investment.

If you want to make a statement with faux plants create a vertical garden using panels to build up a wall. This only needs to be done on one wall, but it will be dramatic and totally on trend.

Guide:

1. Faux Ivy in pot – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £25.95 ]

2. Vertical garden panel – evergreendirect.co.uk [ £97.95 ]

3. Faux black grass – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £12.99 ]

4. Faux Bamboo – ikea.com [ £35 ]

5.  Faux Palm tree – wayfair.co.uk [ £70.99 ]

6. Faux fern – roseandgrey.co.uk [ £155 ]

7. Faux Aloe vera – grahamandgreen.co.uk [ £38 ]

8. Faux fern – trouva.com [ £39.95 ]

9. Faux vertical garden – hedgedin.co.uk [ £71.99 ]

10. Faux assorted herbs – ikea.com [ £6 each ]

11. Faux Bird of paradise – rockettstgeorge.co.uk [ £299 ]

12. Faux Orchid – ikea.com [ £10 ]

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home: made [ terrarium ]

home: made [ terrarium ]

One of the most popular accessories for the home over the last six months has to be the terrarium. Bringing some plantlife in to the home in the form of a mini greenhouse. Terrariums come in all shapes and sizes with the basic idea that the plants / cacti sit in a glass bowl or vessel, with the most popular recently being geometric shaped [ look at Oliver Bonas ].

Instead of buying one already done, why not give it a go yourself and plant up your very handmade terrarium. Simply get hold of the glass vessel, this can be anything from a small round bowl to a larger hanging version, a selection of plants, stones, and soil. You can buy kits that give you everything you need if you want to make things easier [ Geo-Fleur have a great starter kit ].

Have fun when creating your terranium, use coloured stones or sand or perhaps add in some fun animal ornaments.

Below are some tutorials to get you started.

apartmenttherapy.com

Ikea.com

diyready.com

home: nice price [ plant stands ]

home: nice price [ plant stands ]

There is still hope for a warm Summer so we can get outside and enjoy our gardens, but in the meantime bring some of the garden indoors with these simple yet stylish plant stands from Ikea.
Available in three different styles:
A 3 x ledge stand [ £25 ], a 5 x pot ladder stand [ £30 ] and a split level table stand [ £40 ], all made of bamboo with painted steel.
These would look great in a kitchen, living room or conservatory filled with herbs, plants and flowers.

Unfortunately these products are not available online, so check your local store first at ikea.com

home: favourite thing [ Tiger ]

home: favourite thing [ Tiger ]

Last month we featured Tiger [ nice price ], and we still can’t get enough of the Danish brand. Continuing with their new Spring collection we see the addition of planters and pots in pastel shades. Choose from zinc buckets and plant pots, ceramic hanging planters and plastic corrugated flower pots [ starting from £2 ]. Great for indoors and out.

tigerstores.co.uk

Don’t hang about, the best pieces can go quick.

home: favourite thing [ plant stand ] 

home: favourite thing [ plant stand ] 

The growing (no pun intended) trend of the ‘urban jungler’ is quite literally growing. Homeware and interiors brands are offering a wide and trend-aware range of indoor gardening, house-plant accessories. Materials popular at the moment including marble, metallics and woods have found there way into design of pots, planters, ledges and dishes, that can be used for your growing collation of indoor planting. 

Danish brand, Ferm Living, the gorgeous Scandivian interiors design store, are leaders in beautiful indoor pots and planters, with a range of products with strong design, great materials and perfect colour palette. 

This powder coated iron plant stand is minimal and perfect with its clean lines. It could stand alone or pair up with its smaller counter part. 
£32 Ferm Living