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How to Create a Minimalist Living Room with Plants ?

You would like to redecorate your living room in a minimalist style with plants? Or maybe you don't even know what plants to use for your minimalist decoration?   

When it comes to minimalist interior design ideas, it's no surprise that simplicity is crucial. It's an art form in and of itself, to get the ultimate clean aesthetic with fantastic eye-catching accents.

However, for many homeowners (and occasionally designers), incorporating plants into a place may be difficult. The idea behind minimalist plant decor is to have fewer plants, with the ones you do have, serving as the focal focus of the room. Plants not only offer a natural, tranquil ambiance in your room, but they may also draw your attention if they are strategically placed. 

It's not simple to pick the correct plant to go with your decor. Overgrown trees, tightly bunched indoor plants, and put out flora may all be roadblocks in the search for that "statement piece."To put it another way, your home may resemble a forest in the city.  

You can create a minimalist living room using plants such as ficus plant, cactus, string of hearts and snake plant. You can place them in a shelf, in a small table or on the floor. You can also add glass terrariums in order to give your plants a longer life. Feel also free to use big plants such as Monstera Delicios. 

In this article, we will see: 

  • The best tips to bring some freshness into your modern house using plants
  • Why adding plants to your home interior¬†
  • The best plants for a minimalist living room¬†

After reading this blog post, decorating your minimalist living room with plant will no longer be a secret for you. Let's get started!

living room with lots of plants

I) 10 tips to bring some freshness into your modern house using plants

1) Carefully Examine your living Room 

Analyzing the space and identifying your living room's strength and weakest aspects are the first steps in incorporating plants into your designs. Examine where areas of the room may be brightened and where additional static objects can be added. Walk around the room and examine the area from all angles to determine the greatest location to make your statement.

2) Item Placement

Try a huge potted plant like the dracaena or the fiddle fig tree instead of cumbersome furniture to fill up a space. Indoors, these growing plants look fantastic and gradually become a part of the home. Find a shady spot near the sofa, at the end of the corridor, or in the foyer, as long as it gets plenty of light.

cozy living room with plants

3) Territories of the Terrarium

Glass terrariums allow you to highlight the plants without interfering with the flow of the room. These little plants grow with little care and provide a delicate touch to any space. Choose to hang them if you don't want to clutter such flat surfaces.

4) Artwork that hangs vertically

As a discreet piece of living art, the "green wall" vertical garden may blend in with the rest of the house. It's not just good for the air quality (depending on the plants you pick), but it's also a lovely outfit that doesn't take up too much room. Try creating a vertical green wall with your favorite herbs if you want something more practical.

5) Shelving for plants

Plants have one thing in common: they look especially nice when displayed on a shelf. Houseplants make it simple to style since they transform flat spaces into lovely fresh nooks. Whether you want a crawling plant, or a majestic sit-in-a-pot plant, shelving plants is totally up to you.

hanging shelves for plants

6) Only use fresh Plants

Only fresh living plants should be used to decorate your home with greenery. Say no to synthetics, which will convert your lovely home into a glitzy mess. Every minimalist house needs an extra breath of fresh air, which is provided by fresh plants. 

7) Find the equilibrium

Allow the forms of the plants or flowers to be dictated by the contours of the room. Orchids work nicely in areas with long, rectangular-shaped furniture for a unified aesthetic. Keep a clean look by ensuring all of the plants or flowers in a space look nice together before scattering them throughout. Vary the size of the same type of plant to provide depth while limiting the number of plants to a minimum. 

8) Usage of Big Plants 

In a room, big plants make an utterance. They're ideal for minimalistic environments when you want to highlight a specific aspect of the design without overcrowding the space. It is critical to carefully select a pot that complements your design; this will make a significant difference in achieving the desired look and feel.

wild interiors plants

9) Usage of Small Plants 

They are ideal for almost any room in the house because of their adaptability and cheap maintenance. Cactus, air plants, Aloe, English ivy, and Philodendron are the most frequent tiny plants (word of caution: leaves are poisonous if they are eaten, so take care if you have little ones or pets).

10) Make sure you don’t cluster the room 

This is something you already know, but it's worth repeating. Don't clog up your area; instead, keep it open to allow the design to breathe and move.

II) Why do you need to include plants in creating your Minimalist Living Room?

The use of plants in contemporary home design is becoming increasingly trendy. They contribute to your general health as well as making areas more pleasant and vibrant. Indoor plants may be utilized as accent pieces, to soften places, or to reflect a certain mood.

mid century modern living room plants

There are several advantages to having plants in your house, but let's look at a few of the most significant. Tips on how to incorporate plants into modern home design are also covered in this article.

  • Plants can help you relieve stress and anxiety by lowering your blood pressure, making you feel calmer, and aligning your self-image.¬†
  • They can improve your sleep: certain plants emit oxygen at night, helping you to have a better night's sleep.
  • Plants enhance the quality of the air through a natural filtration process, making it easier to breathe.
  • Plants aid in the treatment of colds and allergies by increasing humidity and reducing dust in the atmosphere, both of which aid in the treatment of colds. If you want your plants to aid you with allergies, you must take care of them. To avoid dust gathering, clean them on a regular basis. Lilies, Mums, Golden Pothos, Gerbera, Bamboo Palm, and Arena Pal are the best plants for allergies.
  • Plants can help you be more productive by helping you stay focused, improving your creativity, memory, and mood.

III) What are the best plants to create a minimalist living room?

Nothing beats an indoor plant for making a place seem like a home. Plants are a must-have addition to any fashionable room, bringing life, energy and a whole lot of adorableness (as well as clean, cleansed air!) into any home. Bringing the outside in and establishing harmony with nature has a way of grounding you and making your living spaces more meaningful and purposeful.

However, as a minimalist like you, I understand that you'll want to make an educated judgment about which indoor plants to choose. That's why I've compiled a list of  top eight favorite indoor plants for minimalist living rooms!

minimalist botanical wall art

Each one allows you to enjoy the earth's hues and textures while also infusing your area with a relaxing, soft spirit. Planters with a clean, uncomplicated style are ideal for a minimalist style. This creates a sense of cleanliness and "breathing room," which is ideal for plants, which enhance their surroundings both physiologically and psychologically by releasing oxygen and by using relaxing green hues. Here are a few of the preferred and recommended plants.

1) Ficus Plant 

Ficus is one of the most popular large houseplants, and provided the fundamental requirements are satisfied, it's a simple and low-maintenance plant. Warm temperatures, high humidity, and bright to moderate light are ideal for tropical Ficus. They're great for adding drama to your home's decor. Its popularity has skyrocketed recently, and your Instagram pictures will thank you for it!

If you have curious youngsters or dogs, keep in mind that the sap from the plant is somewhat poisonous and can cause stomach distress or worse.

2) Cactus Plant 

These unusual plants make excellent roommates since they are low-maintenance and can endure most abuse, with the exception of heavy-handed watering and feeding.

cactus flower interiors

They're actually rather simple to cultivate inside because they thrive on neglect! All you have to do is keep an eye on them and feed them water roughly twice a month.

3) Monstera Plant

The Monstera Deliciosa, often known as the "Swiss Cheese Plant" is perhaps the largest "celebrity" on our list, as it has recently become something of a super-trend. You've probably seen its lovely leaves on everything from toss cushions to wallpaper. Here's how to take after and maintain this eye-catching plant. You can grow your Monstera just about anywhere in your house! It can endure low light, but in a bright place, it grows quicker and becomes more striking.

However, intense, direct sunlight should be avoided since it may cause the leaves to burn. Just enough water to keep the soil from drying up entirely on your monster. Because your Monstera is drought tolerant, you won't have to water it as frequently as you may think.

4) String Of Hearts (Ceropegia woodii Plant)

Ceropegia woodii, often known as "String of Hearts", "Rosary Vine" or "Sweetheart Vine" is a blooming plant native to South Africa that makes an excellent houseplant. Its plump leaves are formed like small hearts and grow on long cascading vines that hang straight down, resembling a beaded curtain of heart-shaped leaves.

string of hearts hanging plant

Ceropegia woodii thrives in a sunny position in your home; it prefers a little direct sunlight, but brilliant indirect light will suffice. This drought-tolerant, easy-to-care-for semi-succulent is drought-tolerant and easy to grow.

5) Succulents Plant 

Succulents thrive in hot, arid conditions and don't tolerate being neglected because of their unique capacity to retain water. As a result, they're well-suited to indoor cultivation and are great for those looking for low-maintenance houseplants. Follow these tips to successfully care for your new succulents if you're choosing succulents for the first time.

6) Snake Plant 

The snake plant, also known as sansevieria or mother-in-law tongue has grown in popularity in recent years, and with good reason. They're the houseplants that everyone can brag about because of their sleek lines and durability. Snake plants thrive when you nearly forget about them, and the greatest part is that they also serve as air purifiers, improving the air quality in your house while remaining completely safe for your pet companions.

how to decorate with snake plant

7) Olive groves

It features tiny, delicate green olive leaves that branch out from slender brown stems. This is the ideal vertical accent for your house, with an airy and sophisticated shape.

8) Bird of Paradise Plant 

With a Bird of Paradise tree, you may add a splash of natural color to your environment. The silk petals photographed in mid-bloom are elegantly accented by the leaves, which fan out with a vivid, rich hue. Bring dimension to your living spaces with the symmetrical design and shiny foliage.

9) Bamboo Plant 

Bamboo is a simple and polished material that conjures up ideas of the Far East. Slender, green stalks stretch towards the sky, creating a zen-like atmosphere. Green crisp lines and color will provide a splash of vibrancy to your minimalist decor. Tease the Asian elegance.

10) Twig Plant 

Twig brown branches go well with your decor scheme‚ÄĒuse them to create an easy aesthetic in your minimalist, neutral-toned environment. Bring airy branches that match nicely with metal and wooden accessories to create a minimalist, narrow design.

minimalist flower wall art

As you can see, decorating your living room in a minimalist way by adding plants is not rocket science.

You just have to choose a plant that will fit aesthetically with your interior decoration, without neglecting the utilitarian aspect of the latter.

It is also important to know how to place the plant: on a shelf, on a table or on the floor, you will be spoilt for choice!

Greenery, even in a minimalist home, is essential because it draws us closer to nature. Your new friends will be artificial trees, plants, and flowers.

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Splash of Arts Team.