Our 7 Top Tips On How To Plant In a Small Space
No matter how big or small your space is, there is always room for plants. This is something true for a lot of people out there, but it rings true especially for nature-lovers. Granted, plants are cool. They have the power to purify the air and visually enhance a home through their greenery or seductive colours.
However, since not everyone has the luxury of having enough space to house plants, we must find ways to make it work even in the smallest of spaces. There is a good way and a bad way of planting in a small space. Here’s how to do it right:
- Invite nature in: Foliage can look at home in the great outdoors, but that shouldn’t stop you from bringing it inside! All you need is a beautiful white ceramic pot and some interesting green plant such as the calathea and your house will be transformed!
- Indoor herb garden: Since we’re talking about planting in a small space, the herb garden will be miniature. What’s great about herbs is that they don’t need too much space to grow. Another plus is their low-maintenance which makes them a favourite among first-timers. Rosemary, thyme and basil are everyone’s favourites! Also, if you want to add a bit of colour, consider purple sage. Consider planting them in the kitchen as you’ll be needing them to cook delicious meals!
TIP: If you want to use difficult space such as walled terraces and small balconies, consider using some innovative planters such as the Elho Corsica styles.
- Large plants: Most people think that if their space is small, they should limit themselves to small plants as well. As logical as that may be, sometimes, using too many little objects in a small space will have the opposite effect: the space will feel smaller and more crowded due to visual clutter. Therefore, why not use large plants?
A selection of large plants in bold, standout pots will certainly make even the smallest of spaces or garden stand out! Also, it will increase the sense of space. Large plants such as the Areca palm would be a good choice.
- Going upwards: Sometimes, your space is so limited that they only way is up. By going vertically, you will attach planters to walls or fences. Plants like ajuga and geraniums will make quite a bold statement thanks to their beautiful colours and shape. Alternatively, you can opt for trellis or obelisks to train climbers up.
- Clusters: If you really like plants but don’t have time for them, consider placing a selection of small pots or chic terrariums around your house. Plants used in these displays are very low-maintenance and cheap. This means you’ll be able to enjoy some greenery in your home without having to care for it too much.
TIP: Place these clusters on your dining table to serve as a centre piece.
- Multi-purpose: Just because you don’t have too much space doesn’t mean you can’t make your plants multi-purpose. For example, if you containers with wheels, consider placing your plants in them. This will allow for great flexibility, meaning you can move your plants around your home in order to serve different purposes. Whether you clear up space for a party or to provide some privacy as they could serve as a wall.
- A touch of the Mediterranean: Who doesn’t love the idea of the Mediterranean with its beautiful shades of blue? If you want to be reminded of its beauty, consider planting miniature citrus fruit trees. Not only do they look great, but thanks to their citrusy fragrance, they can give any space a Mediterranean vibe!
As you can see, there are quite a few ways of planting in small spaces. From multi-purpose plant walls to vertical and over-sized plants, one can always invite nature in, if they truly want to. Hopefully these 7 tips will help you add more greenery and colour to your home, regardless of its size!