Ideal plants for your environment

Let’s transform the house with the help of plants. Let’s start with some ideas: what are the most suitable plants for us, for our spaces and for our furniture? Furthermore, we offer a selection of books to consult.

The spaces in the house

For each room of the house there are plants that are more suitable: both for matching the furniture and for the beneficial effect on the health of the inhabitants. Let’s have a look together about which ones to choose for every environment.

  • In the entrance

There is nothing better than entering the house and smell a good perfume. Let’s prefer then for the first space of the house aromatic herbs, in a jar, perhaps to be placed on a console. The most suitable plant for this purpose? Mint: it is easy to care for and gives a fresh and pleasant aroma.

  • In the living room

This is the place of the house that must shine most: this is where we welcome our guests and relax in front of a TV series or a movie. Let’s be amazed by plants with a great effect, large, with a lustful appearance … but always paying attention that they enhance the rest of the furniture. In order to best integrate these plants in our living room, one of the best options is certainly to find a place for them in our bookstores. Which plants can we elect as the most suitable? We are only spoiled for choice: areca, ivy, but also fat plants are perfect, especially if placed in a high position where it can be on display.

  • In the bathroom

Here a plant can act as a valid alternative to an air freshener. Our predilection is for plants like Gerbera, which can comfortably fit in a small vase and revive the environment with its colours. Furthermore, Gerbera is also known to absorb the most intense smells. Or, if we have some wider space, let’s opt for a more important plant like the Dracena, which is able to dispose of the pollutants present in sprays and solvents.

  • In the kitchen

A plant can be used to revive a kitchen, too. A climbing plant would be ideal in this sense, which can be placed on a shelf or directly above the kitchen itself. The suitable plants for these uses are many, starting with ivy. But we can easily opt for a nice selection of aromatic herbs, this time choosing them more for practical use (to flavour and garnish our dishes) and for aesthetics. In this other case, our choice may fall on thyme, rosemary, sage or mint.

The books to consult

It is a real manual with (almost) everything you need to know. Containing a guide to more than 700 plants, and instructions on watering, temperature, humidity and exposure. And with furnishing tips, too.

Written by the founder of London Terrariums, Emma Sibley, and by the designer Maaike Koster, This guide conceived exclusively for interior plants is enriched by a magnificent graphic content (illustrations by Koster herself) that makes it a small work of art.

The author is Isabelle Palmer, founder of The Balcony Gardener, a company that sells products for small outdoor spaces. And not surprisingly, in this The House Gardener, the focus is on how to best adapt plants and pots within the relatively narrow spaces of a home.

Target Point, Italian Ideas