Greenery creates an organic focal point in this home office environment, encouraging creativity while enhancing a sense of calm. Taking its cue from the plants, the space feels decorated but without the usual distractions of decorative objects, overtly bright colours and clutter. How To: Attach small to medium-size air plants to the wall using Prestik, washi tape or small pieces of double-side tape (the latter may damage your paint if you want to take down the display). Alternatively, if you don!&t want to fix the plants to the wall directly, tie your air plants $ع at various heights and intervals $ع onto an organic piece of driftwood or bamboo using transparent fishing gut and make a mobile, then hang against the wall using hooks, picture nails or a simple curtain rail or copper pipe. Additional air plants can be displayed in contemporary vases or vessels.
A configuration of air plants suspended above the bathtub is an exotic and ever-evolving art installation. Don!&t limit the idea of layering to your soft furnishings and colour palette: air plants are complemented by other tropical species such as flowering orchids and citrus blossoms with their intensely coloured leaves, so intersperse these for a dramatic display. A woven basket also makes a whimsical living display when draped with air plants. How To Hook screws are easily hung from the ceiling: secure lightweight air plants with transparent fishing gut for an ethereal effect and display the heavier species on window sills and flat surfaces.
Rethink the centerpiece by displaying plants with oversized proportions and graphic forms. The juxtaposition of the sculptural retro statement table with the unruly, exotic botanical composition raises the dramatic impact to visionary new heights. Using a large piece of driftwood as a base, create an installation using exotic species such as a bromeliads or orchids along with a selection of air plants.
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Create an eye-catching indoor miniature garden with a stripped back, modern aesthetic. This contemporary twist on the classic terrarium concept sees a variety of air plants arranged in laboratory-style glass beakers, vases and preserve- and storage jars. Create a diaphanous effect by also hanging a few of your air plants in front of a window; use transparent fishing gut and hooks to make a super-simple !٪floating!& installation.
Look to nature and replace that painting or print above the fireplace with an organic, textured sculpture that lives and breathes. Affix a variety of air plants to a piece of driftwood using thin craft wire. Hang the driftwood sculpture from a picture hook or nail as you would a framed painting (use craft wire or transparent fishing gut, depending on the weight of the driftwood).
Naturally beguiling, low-maintenance and with myriad species to pick from – little wonder that air plants are the botanical must-haves du jour, offering a modern spin on greening up your interiors.