If you look at any beautifully designed home, you’ll likely spot at least one plant or flower in the space. That’s because nature produces the most beautiful design on the planet. Incorporating plants and flowers into your décor brings an element of life that instantly elevates the atmosphere.

Even if you don’t have a green thumb, faux plants have the same aesthetic impact as real plants. They can be that little extra something that finishes off the space and makes it not only more stylish, but more welcoming.

Choosing the right ones for your home can be a challenge if you aren’t sure where to start. There are a lot of options and it all depends on the look and feel you want to capture. So, we’ve put together a little guide to help you make the right choice based on your style.

Choosing Plants for Your Home

Floor Plants

Floor plants are perfect for filling an empty corner or adding height to a space. In a loft with high ceilings, for example, they will help draw the eye upward and fill some of that vertical space to make the room feel cozier. In addition to helping create balance, they also look beautiful. Any home, regardless of the décor style, can benefit from at least one floor plant. Just be sure to pay attention to scale to make sure the plant isn’t too large or small for that specific space.

Palms

Nothing brings a tropical vibe to a space as effectively as palms, large or small. However, what’s great about palms is that even though they are distinctly coastal, the room doesn’t have to be coastal for them to work. They are classic and sophisticated enough to suit any style. Even just two banana leaves in a vase will instantly make a room feel more chic and elegant.

Ferns

To avoid any kind of coastal flair, ferns are a great alternative. These plants are very popular in home décor and there are a variety of types to choose from. They look great as floor plants, hanging, or on a surface in a pot or vase. Their subtle aesthetic is perfect for minimalist spaces, too.

Succulents and Cacti

For a more unique aesthetic, succulents and cacti are your friends. These desert plants are the ideal choice for people who struggle with not having a green thumb but want to incorporate living plants in their home. They almost look like little works of art in their own right, adding an interesting element to your décor in terms of shape, texture, and color. There are a variety of these plants to choose from, too, so you can enjoy picking out something unique to you.

Flowers

Of course, the most elegant choices are flowers. With such a wide range of colors and types to choose from, your options are endless. They are a wonderful way to infuse some color and life into just about any space you can think of, especially if you want to bring a feminine touch to your décor. Even if you don’t want a splash of color, white flowers will add a softness to the atmosphere that is charming and beautiful.

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