Many homeowners find gardening is an enjoyable outdoor activity with several additional benefits: enhancing curb appeal, creating bright pops of color, and even providing homegrown ingredients for meals.
But outdoor plants need just the right amount of sunshine, space, fertile soil, and maintenance to be able to flourish.
You don't need to abandon your dream of having a garden if you don't have the space — bring the garden indoors! Here are a few ideas to spice up your home with easy-to-maintain indoor plants.
Grow Herbs on Your Kitchen Windowsill
Cooking can be a breeze when you have fresh herbs within easy reach. Choose a spot in your home with a lot of natural light, plant your favorite herbs in a container with great drainage, and you'll be all set.
Make Your Own Terrarium
Transform an elegant glass container into a beautiful closed terrarium filled with succulents. Not only are succulents durable indoor plants that don't require much water or sunlight, they come in a variety of colors and textures to enhance your home décor.
You can view step-by-step instructions for creating a terrarium on this HGTV guide.
Freshen a Table with Indoor Flowers
Place a brightly colored flower on the coffee table or dining room table to instantly add a focal point to the room. African violets and geraniums come in a variety of colors to match your decorations.
Create a Small Garden on a Tiered Stand
If you want to fill an empty space with color, place a variety of indoor plants or flowers on a multi-tiered stand. This small garden is a perfect addition to an empty corner or blank wall, or at the end of a hallway.
Choose Easy-to-Maintain Plant Varieties
The best indoor plants are durable and do not need much sunlight, warm soil, or water, making them the best choice for your low-maintenance indoor garden. Top picks for easy-to-maintain plants include:
- English Ivy
- Peace Lily
- Rubber Tree
You Can Use Plants During Your Home Staging
When you're selling your home, you don't have to get rid of your indoor plants to help your home sell. Placing a few simple plants or flowers in a room can make it feel fresh and look like home.
If you're considering selling your home or are preparing to put your home on the market, I can help you decide which elements of your small indoor garden would be most effective during home staging. Just contact me; I would be happy to help.