Meet the house plants

Meet the house plants

Sometimes, the finishing touch you need in a room is nature. Whether it’s a big bright bunch of flowers or a cute little cactus, I think it can really bring a room to life.

We went on a little trip to Ikea before we moved into our new flat, and when I say little trip, that might not be quite accurate … Five hours, three trolleys and a pit stop for Swedish meatballs later, we finished our Ikea haul … hooray! On top of our trolley load were our first two indoor plants, the cherry on top of our furnishings.

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Peace Lilly’s are apparently hard to kill (touch wood) and I love dark green colour of the leaves in contrast with our white walls and shelves. This is one from Ikea, the pot comes separately but fits really well.

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I’ve seen these tumbling Ivy plants on Pinterest, and love the way they fall down and over flow the plant pot. Also from Ikea, they do have fake plants, but I wasn’t convinced they’d look like the real thing.

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When we moved in, we got a beautiful house warming gift of two yellow, indoor flowers in white pots. Unfortunately they’re no longer with us – RIP yellow beauties, so I’ve been on the look out for replacements.

I found these sweet things browsing Cambridge market and I couldn’t resist! All three cost £10 and they fit perfectly in the living room.

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I like to buy from local businesses and markets as much as possible, so i’m really chuffed about these.

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Also, as far as I know, Cacti don’t need too much care and attention … so fingers crossed they’ll last!

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Did you know as well as looking pretty, having plants indoors can give your mind and body a boost?

Apparently, adding a bit of nature into your home or workplace can improve focus, support general health and well being, and even clear the air.

All the more reason to give your office a nature filled spruce up, right?!

So there you have it, a little insight into my living room and plant preferences.

Let me know your favourites.

Esther xo

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