Houseplants are more than just a convivial and decorative addition to your home. They add an extra dimension, lift your spirits and have a positive effect on your health. These days, small plants surviving on sunlight and a little bit of water are everywhere.
Epiphytes or air plants need very little attention to flourish. These do not have roots and so will thrive in a terrarium, or suspended in a himmeli planter. The kokedama has come over from Japan: a ball of moss in which your plant roots can grow. You can then hang it up on a cord, which explains its alternative name ‘string garden’.
And it’s not only real plants that are finding their way back into our interiors. Another easy way to bring nature indoors is opting for natural and floral prints on wallpaper or posters, dried flowers and feathers beneath a glass dome, or framed beetles or butterflies. Cushions and other home accessories with botanical prints also create a warm, botanical effect in your home.