Home tour: invite nature inside
Bring life to your home with plants in every room. Melia’s vibrant apartment is filled with easy ideas for using indoor plants and fresh cuttings to boost wellbeing and create feel-good surroundings.
1. Put plants in the frame Add nature to your walls with framed cuttings – a plain backdrop will ensure extra impact. ‘I love climbing plants for this idea,’ says Melia. ‘They create a kind of wild, abundant effect.’ Botanical prints and statement plants complete the living gallery.
2. Create green focai points If you have space, try making a bold feature of your plants by grouping them into an eclectic collection of mixed heights, shapes and containers. Look out for small opportunities too – Melia uses overhanging plants to soften storage and add interest around the home.
3. Add uplifting accents with fresh cuttings To make a beautiful feature for any room, combine flowers with treasured trinkets and items that make you happy on a tray. Or use cuttings to add a quick, nature-inspired detail to an everyday display, like Melia’s clipboard of restaurant menus.
4. Nurture your seedlings (and yourself!) Enjoy the pleasures of growing by planting seedlings and creating a windowsill garden. Melia’s tip for reaping instant benefits? ‘Try a mix of potted seeds and more established seedlings or plants, so you’re not starting from scratch with everything.’
Ideas from an indoor plant lover ‘You don’t need green fingers to enjoy plants,’ says Melia. ‘Types like monstera and geraniums almost take care of themselves. They’re a great way to start off without getting overwhelmed.’
We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.
Interior stylist: Ashlyn Gibson
Photographer: Michael Sinclair