Living RoomEclectic Living Room, DC Metro
A garden corner was created in a living room. Lauren Liess. Photo Credit: Helen Norman
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Because of its spreading, creeping form, baby tears (Soleirolia soleirolii) works especially well when allowed to drape over the edge of a pot or systematically pinched off to create a mound of tight green leaves. In the arrangement here, tiny tendrils cascade over the sides of an aged urn, while the show stealer is the central clump.
Remember the strength in numbers. Rather than spread out little houseplants around the room, try collecting them on a round table. Use one striking planter (a large urn works well) to anchor the arrangement and cluster smaller pots around it.Style note: Vintage educational botanical charts like the one shown here can be found on sites like eBay and Etsy, and offer a lot of style bang for the buck.
Houseplants are wonderful in a dozen different ways (keeping the air clean being a big one), but there is no need to have them in a jungly mess. Use sculptural plants such as mosses or succulents to create a leafy vignette. Note the book as pedestal.
Victorian-era urns are magical and make the grandest statements indoors and out. Filled with mosses and climbers, the one pictured here definitely makes the scene. Companies offering architectural salvage sell a ton of these, often along with their original, unattached plinths, which are solid pedestals typically made of carved plaster and stone.
Plants. Using plants in your decor is not necessarily newsworthy, but how about grouping several together to create a chic display? Plants are so often added as a singular element, but when the vignette is only about plants, your space becomes infused with great vitality.