Green zone: how to decorate the interior with plants?

Green zone: how to decorate the interior with plants?

Green zone: how to decorate the interior with plants?


  • #UrbanJungle

  • Tree in the living room

    • Home jungle

    • Green bathroom

    • Kitchen garden

    • Personal greenhouse

    • Seasonal balcony

  • The most unpretentious indoor plants

The modern urban person is acutely aware of the break with nature. Therefore, various communities and blogs dedicated to interior gardening gather a huge number of followers around them. We share inspirational ideas from around the world and share helpful tips.


The project of the same name appeared several years ago in Paris and over time has turned into a whole philosophy – people from different parts of the world plant greenery in their homes and share the results, accompanying them with the hashtag #UrbanJungleBloggers. Today, the @urbanjungleblog account has over a million subscribers, and recently the authors of the project have released a book that has been translated into Russian.


The worldwide need for an “urban jungle” is quite natural: in large, rapidly developing cities, people increasingly feel the break with nature and yearn for a simple, understandable life. Green oases, created in individual apartments, help fill the lack of proximity – in a simple and figurative sense, bringing people back to their roots.


Tree in the living room

The easiest way is to plant greenery in a separate room. At the same time, the room does not have to be buried in greenery – sometimes one or two accent plants are enough to make the space fresher and more friendly.


In living rooms, you can not waste time on trifles and use floor trees – ficuses, palms (yucca, dracaena), monsters, indoor citrus fruits. In this format, it is easier to look after and care for the green area – you do not need to keep in mind a complicated schedule of watering, feeding and replanting for a dozen plants.


Home jungle

Lots of plants is another popular technique among landscapers. Moreover, it does not require preliminary redevelopment of the space – you can place flower pots right on the floor. Alternating tall and low plants, as well as plants of different shapes and colors, you can change the space beyond recognition, turning it into a real jungle or tropical bungalow. Choosing this format of landscaping, it is worth remembering: the responsibility for all “green” pets now lies with you.


Green bathroom

The main trend of European blogs dedicated to interior gardening is bathrooms with plants. However, this option is appropriate only if the bathroom has a window.

Daylight and high humidity are favorable conditions for growing tropical plants. In the bathroom, climbing vines (they can be placed at different heights from the floor), orchids, as well as tall floor plants – for example, senscieria (“pike tail”), will look good.


Kitchen garden

Greening the kitchen is a separate topic, because not only decorative, but also purely practical (more precisely, gastronomic) goals are often pursued here. An aesthetic mini-garden made of spicy herbs and unpretentious vegetables will decorate any kitchen and provide the hostess with fresh fragrant herbs, tomatoes and cucumbers.


Basil and thyme, lettuce and spinach, mint and lemon balm, onion and garlic grow well on the window. From vegetables – special “balcony”, that is, compact varieties of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.


Personal greenhouse

If the space in the apartment or country house allows, you can set up a real winter garden. Moreover: in some real estate objects, special glazed balconies or terraces are specially laid for this.

Having your own greenhouse is a great pleasure, but also a huge responsibility. Designing a winter garden and then maintaining it will most likely require the help of a professional. In the garden, it will be necessary to constantly maintain a certain level of humidity and light, water and fertilize the plants, remove dried leaves and branches, form crowns – and carry out many other manipulations that can only be dealt with by professional gardeners or experienced amateur flower growers.


In pre-revolutionary Russia, home greenhouses were the privilege of noble houses. Exotic plants were grown there: palms, ficuses, lianas, as well as fruit trees – oranges, lemons, pineapples. The space was decorated with wicker furniture, antique statues, ceramics, fountains. All these techniques in the form of separate parts can be used today – even if your greenhouse is located on a balcony or loggia.


Seasonal balcony

The presence of a balcony, even with minimal species characteristics, is a reason to improve this space, and not turn it into a pantry.

Plants can live on the insulated and illuminated loggia all year round, and the open balcony will become a seasonal terrace, where it is pleasant to have breakfast or dinner under suitable weather conditions from May to October.


On the balcony, like in the kitchen, you can grow herbs; set up a small greenhouse or greenhouse for vegetables. Flowers in boxes on the railings will look especially impressive – this decor applies not only to interior, but also to urban vertical gardening.


The most unpretentious indoor plants

Plants that do not require special care include:

  • chlorophytum;

  • sansevieria (“pike tail”);

  • aloe;

  • Kalanchoe;

  • primrose;

  • violet;

  • begonia;

  • spurge;

  • pelargonium (geranium);

  • tradescantia;

  • ivy;

  • spathiphyllum (“female happiness”).

All that is required of you is to water them from time to time, spray or wipe them with a damp cloth, remove dry leaves. Sometimes, as the plants grow, transplant them in larger containers. To please the flower, you can buy a special fertilizer in the flower shop – the consultant will tell you which one is right for your green pet.


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