Selecting and adding plants to your home
Introducing plants into your kitchen can brighten up and bring life into the space, and most definitely coax more joy and less stress in your home. Plants are a delightful addition to the kitchen! While they add colour to the room, plants also cool and purify the air – and all for a very small expenditure.
We’ve compiled a list of plants that can take the heat of the kitchen, and inventive/stylish ways to present your green friends! Read on to discover the essentials to adding plants to your kitchen.
What plants should you grow?
Your favourite herbs can be added to your kitchen simply by potting them and placing them on a windowsill or countertop. You can add your flare by the choice of pot, such as using pre-loved ceramics or a herb display from your preferred homewares store. Herbs require no more than a daily water and can give your cooking a flavour hit with ease – simply reach over, pick off a sprig and add to your dish!
Other low-maintenance plants that will complement any kitchen include:
Succulents – An easy-care species of plant that demand very little water and bright light. Succulents come in many shapes, sizes and colours – so be selective and choose the succulents and pots that will complement your kitchen’s aesthetic.
Maidenhair Ferns – If you’re looking for the perfect plant to hang in your kitchen, look no further than the maidenhair fern! This plant looks beautiful hanging in the corner of your kitchen, or over the countertop or island bench – just make sure you choose a spot that is easily accessible, as maidenhair ferns require regular watering.
Fiddle Leaf Fig – Easily one of the most popular plants for a modern household, the ideal plant for a kitchen with no space on the countertop or windowsill. The fiddle leaf fig requires indirect sunlight and watering only when the soil is dry.
Moth Orchids – A beautiful countertop plant that only requires watering every 10 days and strong, indirect sunlight.
How do you introduce your new plants?
There are many different ways to showcase your plants, while still maintaining space in your kitchen. Placing potted plants on high shelves that still reach light and countertops can add colour to and mix up the look of your kitchen. It’s important to use pots of different shapes and heights to create contrast and interest – consider the size of the plant as well.
Hanging planters were a staple of 1970’s decor – but are making a comeback! They can easily fit with a contemporary kitchen and add a pop of colour along with the green. Your options aren’t limited to ferns either – think about hanging a terrarium above an island bench or windowsill and get creative with ropes and wires.
Recessed troughs are an inexpensive way to stylishly place plants on your windowsill. They come in different lengths and colours, so you are guaranteed to find a trough that fits your windowsill and kitchen perfectly.
Creating a kitchen full of greenery will definitely bring life and draw attention to your kitchen. Get creative with the placement and storage of your plants to ensure that your plants represent your style!