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Increase the feeling of nature with plants

Use plants and greenery to soften the lines between in and out. See how you can transform the look and feel of a room by inviting more of nature.

Let your balcony step inside

The area closest to your window or French balcony can be used to draw nature into the room. Slimline furniture like the wall shelves and tray table here can be made to almost disappear, highlighting the plants and setting an airy mood.

Roll out the green carpet

To make the outdoor feeling downright unmistakable, a lawn should do the trick. (No mowing required.) Combine live and artificial plants – and themed textiles, too – and you can soon have a sunny spot in your own private park.

A window waterfall of green

If you think growing plants from the floor up is too long a wait, go the other way round. Create your own hanging gardens by using a curtain rod (just make sure not to overload it) to fix and hang plants in front of the window.

A rod for your plant curtain

A benefit with arranging your plants like curtains is that they’re easily adjusted to make best use of incoming light. Or simply to part the greenery for an undisturbed view from within.

Mixing plants to form a whole

Build a vertical garden using a mix of plants – real, artificial, and decorative plant objects. Together they can create a wall of green even in places where the light isn’t very strong.

For the visual gardener

Don’t have green fingers but still dream of a green oasis? Use glass frames to display artificial plants and leaves. No watering and no planting – just a nice, calm, zen-like corner.

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.

Made by
Interior designer: Chiara Effroi Lutteri
Photographer: Mårten Linton
Writer: Henrik Annemark

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