I feel that one of the most important things to make your house feel like a home is plants. It’s amazing to see how a space changes after you add some plants. I always feel that it’s the finishing touch together with flowers. But how do you combine these new plants in your interior?
Urban Jungle at home
When we were finishing our home I said to Mahmoud that I really needed some plants. I just feel that plants make the house immediately so cozy. Have to admit that I have a wishlist for plants in my home. On top of my wishlist is a huge palm and maybe a banana plant in a beautiful terracotta pot. And also more cacti and succulents. But we have to start somewhere and I thinks the plants we already have in our home are a pretty start! Somehow I feel that an Urban jungle is really complete with my favorite palm and plants with an exotic look. I miss my palm from the Netherlands… but I am sure I will find those plants here too. Egypt is the plants origin ;).
Taking care of the plants
I have bought plants in different sizes because I believe it’s good to create a balance by the size of the plants. Also I have bought two hanging planters. I had one in Holland in my home office and that one grew so good. That’s my secret joy, when a plant is doing so well, it makes me so happy. I water my plants one time a week and sometimes I spray some extra water on the leaves. And the ammount of daylight in our home is good for the plants too. Believe me, I am not a plant expert, most of the time I am just doing it by feeling. And it’s really enjoyable to be surrounded by all these plants.
How to divide the plants over the home
I am not the type to put one plant in the corner and that’s it. I love to surround myself with as big plants as possible. As I said earlier in this blogpost I still have a wishlist of plants. I think you can not have enough of them. So probably the couple of weeks ( or maybe after our honeymoon….) I will buy some extra plants to grow our precious home collection 😉 So I divided the plants all over the livingroom, it adds a good accent to the minty breeze wall and looks amazing with the whites and browns. Also in the kitchen I added a plant on the shelf for a poppy fresh look. In the guest bedroom it adds extra warmth to the ocher yellow wall. And ofcourse I have some plants in the home office too.
Actually I am thinking to put two rows of big plants in front of the big glass walls. I believe that this will really give an Urban jungle look. And I think that it will give a natural and good depth to the livingroom seperator. It’s like you’re entering a green inspiring gate when you enter the office. What do you think of this idea?
Shop the look
Photo 1 : Brass vaze Inca and Co, Khan el Khalili light, leather Butterfly chair by Malagoon
2 : Ikea Möckelby table, Ahwa Chairs in colour Jotun Minty Breeze, Palm trees print by Desenio
3 : Handlettering print Naokies, Glass plant stolp Valencia, Ocher yellow bowl Fairtrade Egypt, Shelves Ikea
4 : Hanging Paper Hold Bag Uashmama, Kitchen wall tiles Mazloum,
5 : Woven plant basket from Handed By
6 : Brass vaze by Inca & Co, colour on the wall Masala ( Jotun)
7 : Shelves by String, Rusty letter box by Loft Egypt
8 : Pottery vase by ABnG, ocher bowls by Fair Trade Egypt, white mug Ikea
Styling and photography : Souraya Hassan, Binti Home