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7. Use your green thumbPlants literally clean the air and add a sense of calm, whether outdoors or indoors. Bring a little piece of the outdoors inside by adding planters for a healthy habitat. Bonsai trees, herbs, terrariums and succulents make good choices for introducing greens. If you’d like to be adventurous, a vertical garden is your answer, as seen in this balcony alcove by KNS Architects.Browse photos of more gorgeous vertical gardens
Liven up the wallTurn any plain wall into a green wall by growing a money plant on it. Since this plant is an avid climber, it can completely cover any area with its foliage. A full lush wall does create an impact, doesn’t it? Additionally, the greenery cools the indoor air and makes for a healthier mini-ecosystem.Tip: Green walls can be a part of both indoor and semi-outdoor spaces. A typical green wall is best located in spaces where indirect sunlight is abundantly available.Find out how to grow a vertical green wall
Go for green Embracing nature as a part of our being and vice versa is an essential tenet of Zen philosophy. To create a soothing space, bring in nature. Use potted plants or even bring in a tree or two inside the home. Sand, stones and rocks can be used to enhance the naturalness of the living space along with wood and bamboo.You could also create a green corner in your kitchen or on a window sill and grow plants and herbs. If you’re not gifted with a green thumb, simply place a few bonsai plants around the house. Read more:Simple Ways to Create a Calming Minimalist GardenHouzz Tour: An Ahmedabad House With an Inside-Outside ConnectionTell us:Which design elements would you like to incorporate into your own home? Tell us in the Comments section below.
Living wallsThis is a eureka-like invention for city dwellers. It doesn’t matter anymore if you don’t have the outdoor square footage. Just move your garden onto the walls instead. You may need an expert to install one, but it’s a great way of introducing greenery and life into a home. Create a seating area near it – add a small coffee table and you have for yourself a nice little niche. Read more on vertical gardens
Create green patchesIn the concrete jungle that we live in, it’s necessary to create soothing, green spot/spots to unwind. And urbanites know it well. Most city apartments accommodate some greenery in their home, either in the form of a manicured balcony garden, a terrace garden or a living wall like this – real or faux. With clever plant choices you can make your home healthier than the city you live in. Mother-in-law’s tongue is a plant that regulates oxygen at night and is perfect for your bedroom. While money plants soak up ammonia and other toxic chemicals and work very well in the living area.Take a look at these vertical garden ideas
As a vertical gardenInfuse joy in your space by erecting a living wall. This green wall will not only limit negative psychological effects (according to vastu) but will also improve the air quality. It is also proven to reduce noise and act as a thermal insulator. Gain the maximum benefits of a green wall by placing it against a motor room, garage, kitchen or along the south wall to cut down heat and noise. Let the good energy flow!This story was originally published in 2017 on Houzz India. Read more:7 Steps to a Kitchen Garden in a Small ApartmentWays to Enhance Your Entry PorticoTell us:Which of these ideas would best suit your interior? Share in Comments below.