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Emily Minton Redfield
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9. Flora and faunaThe Brits were fascinated with the local flora and fauna in their new surroundings, and often brought them into their houses. Potted plants, ferns and palms added the incredible drama of the tropics to these elegant homes. Get this lookTake a trip to your local nursery and buy some dramatic palms or ferns for a couple of rooms in your house. Do your research first, and find a houseplant that will fit your home and lifestyle best. You’d be surprised how much a few well-placed palms can add to a British Colonial interior. Read more:8 Decor Musts for British Colonial Style LoversTell us:What other elements do you think can infuse British colonial charm into a home? Let us know in Comments below.
8. Oversized local plantsThe British loved the local flora and fauna, hence they incorporated large potted plants in their gardens, verandahs and the indoors. The large potted plants include ferns and palm trees. The greenery of the potted plants not only gives a fresh look to the interiors, but provides sharp contrast to the white walls and the dark wood furniture and floors.Read more:Ideas to Steal: 6 Chettinad Elements From Heritage Mansions8 Vernacular Design Elements We LoveTell us:What other elements do you think can infuse British colonial charm into a home? Let us know in Comments below.
1. House plantsIntroduce house plants. They work as natural air purifiers and are an excellent way to reduce toxins within the house. The best part about indoor plants is that they not only look good but also clean up the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and chemicals that are present in the air and convert it into oxygen. Some plants that are known for their air purifying abilities include the spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum), English ivy (Hedera helix), Boston fern (Nephrolepis exaltata), areca palm (Dypsis lutescens) and peace lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii).Find out what plants are best suited for Indian homes