Easy Green: Indoor Trees
Bring a Great Plant Inside for a Hit of Joyful Color
It's rare to find a universally-appealing anything, especially a hue. But I'd like to go out on a limb and say that every room could use a shock of green — not in the form of paint or even a throw pillow mind you, but a lovely, verdant plant. No matter the room, a little foliage looks good. So a lot of foliage, say, as in a whole tree, looks even better, right? In the cases below, absolutely.
This minimal room was begging for a little height. Happily, these two statuesque trees willingly obliged.
Much like the hits of purple and yellow throughout this open living space, the ponytail palm at center adds a playful element.
This room is filled with warm tones. A tree in the corner adds a welcome cool foil to all the reds and browns.
Not a green thumb? Incorporate leafy greens via a wall mural instead.
With floor-to-ceiling windows, this outdoor plant feels like it's part of the room inside.
Cole and Son's Woods wallpaper provides the look of a forest of trees, minus the small woodland creatures.
As in nature, a bit of green pairs particularly well with neutrals. A few palm tree prints, some bouquets of foliage and the hint of a tree to the left help to round out the design of this natural-toned room.
Go all out with a tree designed into the architecture of the home.
On the other end of the spectrum, a few small topiaries may be all the green you need, as in this spick-and-span kitchen.
Ideabook updated on Feb. 9, 2011.
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