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5 Reasons Plants are Always our Favorite Decorative Accessory

Here at Modsy, we’re big plant people. Not only do we consider them a great way to accessorize any room but having living things in your living spaces is also good for your mental health too.

Houseplants have been on the rise in popularity over the past few years. And with good reason. Decorating with plants adds major style to your space, and act as either a major statement in your space or a sweet accent. With so many varieties of plants, there’s a plant for every decor style! Here are a few more reasons why we love to design with plants.

decorating with plants1. They Naturally Add Color

Even if you don’t like a lot of colors in your space, plants are a great way to add a pop without compromising your neutral decor scheme. Since the color comes straight from nature, green plants of all kinds will complement your space, and make for a great decor accent in your next Instagram post.

2. They Add Texture

Ready for one of our favorite design tips? Here it is: There aren’t many rooms that couldn’t benefit from more texture. Texture helps bring dimension and contrast to your space. Plus, it makes a room feel more polished and intentionally designed. And one of the best and easiest ways to add more texture is by designing with plants.

Whether it’s the wide, waxy leaves of a fiddle leaf fig tree, the spiky exterior of a cacti, or anything in between, plants add visual layers to your room. And different shapes and sizes of plants will add a different vibe to your space. So, don’t be afraid to experiment by designing with plants of various shapes, sizes, and textures – even mixing and layering different varieties in the same room.

plants as decor3. They’re Extremely Versatile

Moving? Redesigning a room? Repurposing your space? Don’t worry – plants will go the distance with you.

The versatility of plants means that they go with any style. So, you could move to a new home, and even if the new place is a totally different style, your plant will still fit in. You could also totally redecorate a room with a different color scheme and different decor, and guess what? You won’t have to ditch your favorite plants. Because a good plant goes with any decor style, and can withstand a change of style in its environment without looking out of place.

This makes designing with plants a great investment that you can benefit from for years. Whatever changes life throws at you, your plant will roll with the punches by your side.

decorating with plants4. They Clean Your Air

Aside from the aesthetic benefits, plants (if you go for live vs. artificial) also clean your air. That’s right: Indoor plants remove toxins from the air in your home. It happens through the photosynthesis process, where plants absorb gases in the air through their leaves. These gases travel down to a plant’s roots, where microorganisms break them down and neutralize them, turning it into food for the plant. Isn’t nature crazy? So, while plants require a little love and care, they more than earn their keep!

plant decor ideas5. They Make You Happy

We’ve all been there: We’re in the middle of a stressful week, the weather is gloomy, and life starts feeling a little hopeless. But when we make time for a simple walk outside, or even do something as simple as buying a bouquet of flowers at the grocery store, things start to turn around. And why is that? Well, we think it’s because being near nature – and even bringing elements of the outdoors, in – brings us joy. Many studies through the years have shown the benefits of houseplants and how caring for a living thing can increase happiness. And who wouldn’t want that? So, add a few new leafy friends to your space for an instant mood booster!

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Bring the Outside In: 5 Simple Ways to Decorate With Plants

decorate with plantsSpring has sprung! That means it’s time to peel back those layers (of blankets, pillows, and rugs) and refresh your home for warmer weather.

The easiest way to kick off the new season and reboot your home? Bring in some (or lots) of greenery to liven up your spaces. Read on for some simple, fun, and totally refreshing ways to add greenery and decorate with plants in your home.

decorate with plants1. Liven Up Dead Corners

You know that one corner in your home where nothing else fits? Fill it up with a clusters of potted greenery, plants, and trees. Combine different greenery in varying heights to give the corner new life and depth.

Take it one step further and arrange mini clusters of smaller plants on floating shelves and as coffee table centerpieces. There’s power in numbers!

Stylist Tip: Opt for plants of different shapes and sizes to create some visual texture and keep your space feeling dynamic.

decorate with plants2. Try Hanging Plants to Save Floor Space

Hang a planter of leafy greenery in practical work spaces, like your office, to add a little life to your every day routine. It’s an easy way to bring a vibrant touch to a functional space. The same can be said for the kitchen, where a few hanging planters instantly lift the mood!

This is also a great way to work greenery in to small homes where floor space is limited.

Stylist Tip: When it comes to hanging greenery, choose a leafy trailing one, like a philodendron. They’re relatively low-maintenance as long as they get enough sunlight by a window and they grow out and downward in a really pretty way.

decorate with plants3. Make Old Spaces Feel New

Adding greenery is the best way to refresh your living areas for spring and bring the outdoors in. It’s also a lot less expensive than buying new furnishings if you’re on a budget.

Spread out a range of different plants and trees in your common areas to create a welcoming atmosphere and to ring in the new season.

Stylist Tip: Already have a few plants in your home? Just like other pieces of decor, plants can work in any room of your home. Go ahead and mix up where you display them from time to time. It’s a free way to make your space feel fresh and new!

decorate with plants4. Bring in Fresh Air

Go for a plant or two (or three) in the bedroom as a way to freshen up the air and the space. Not to mention, it adds a little life and lushness.

Try a big leafy plant that requires little watering in the corner or couple of hanging planters by the window as lively touches to start.

Stylist Tip: Make your bedroom extra calming and add a small lavender plant.

decorate with plants5. Spruce Up Neutral Spaces

If you’re not a fan of brightly colored furniture and decor, decorate with plants to punch up neutral spaces. They’ll add a nice pop of green and a soothing vibe without feeling overwhelming.

Stylist Tip: If you’re looking for something super simple, consider starting with a few leafy branches of greenery in tall vase. Then when you’re ready bring in other smaller plants in matching vases.

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