2016’s design theme of industrial chic left many craving for a little fun and warmth under the sun. So in 2017, it’s about taking some time off of the many screens we look at, and just taking in the best of nature. And it’s only fitting that the 2017 color of the year aims for a re-connection with Mother Earth. Because one of the easiest ways to make a home feel more alive is to utilize an interior decoration scheme with elements of nature and most especially plants.
We’re talking about real, live greens from the garden and in your favorite home spaces such as the living room! Now, before you get excited and put on your gardening gloves, let’s think of the battle plan here. You don’t want to just transfer plants and turn your living room into a messy forest.
The Jungalow trend has been around for a while now. Coined by LA-based designer and blogger Justina Blakeney, Jungalow (jungle + bungalow), is picking up and taking the interior design world by storm thanks to its signature look and vibe: bold, vibrant and colorful boho.
Save for exotic prints, fresh and whimsical deco pieces, plants are a prominent feature in the Jungalow trend. That’s why for your living room, following some of the house decoration guidelines in the Jungalow trend should help you to be strategic about adding plants to your living room.
- Fill an awkward, underused corner with a nicely potted, huge plant!
- The bigger your plant, the better.
- While the red clay pots we’re used to should do fine, it wouldn’t hurt to be creative with your planters. Play with different textures! Try mod or wood planters.
- Floating shelves are a great way to create dimension and height.
- A single plant will seem sad, so create volume and cluster a few plants on a small trunk or side table.