Over the past few years, we have spent more and more time in our own homes. Naturally, we have begun to want a space that feels calm and beautiful. Lessening stress is of utmost importance. Enter—the houseplant trend that is experiencing a revival.
Why houseplants? They help to brighten and add colour to a space. Indoors or out, plants can provide an inviting atmosphere. The trends in 2022 use houseplants in more focused ways.
Today’s houseplants occupy more than a hidden corner in the home - they are a focal point in the décor. From vignettes to decorative plant-covered walls, houseplants are now front-and-center in terms of decorative style.
It’s no longer unusual to see plants grouped together in an artful manner. These groupings add colour and dimension to a space. Large, mature, low-maintenance beauties fit well into the “plants as artwork” trend.
Plants can also be a mood-lifting addition to the home décor. Greenery makes a space feel brighter. The health benefits of owning plants have been scientifically documented. Owning plants can even get the creative juices flowing. Whether you prefer live plants or artificial, the feeling of well-being plants of any kind bring to your space is undeniable.
One of the up-and-coming trends has been dubbed the “grand-millenial” style. The term refers to the trend of trading minimalist design for a more ornate style that is grounded in tradition or nostalgia. Grand-millenial style uses fashion and art for inspiration.
Ferns seem to be the plant of choice for the grand-millenial style of decorating. Ferns are available in several varieties They originally became popular during the Victorian era and regained popularity in the 1970s.
Ferns provide texture and versatility in the home. They thrive in different lighting as well as in different styles of display settings—hanging baskets or a pot on a plant stand are two popular options. They also work as outdoor plants when the weather is warm. Artificial ferns are incredibly detailed and realistic, providing a design alternative with low maintenance.
When you think of a ficus, you may remember the tree in the corner of the doctor’s reception area. Ficus is making a comeback in home décor. The Ficus umbellata is particularly popular. The Ficus benjamina (also known as the Ficus Danielle) is also gaining in popularity.
The ficus seems to be replacing the fiddle leaf fig in popularity. Ficus tend to be easier to maintain. They add height to the space along with providing foliage that creates added interest. The Ficus Benjamina adds immediate height to your space because it’s sold as a tree.
The leaves of the Ficus Umbellata are heart-shaped, which creates added interest. It doesn’t take up a lot of space as a tree. It doesn’t bush out, but rather has a straight stem.
Greenscape custom builds our replica trees in our Burnaby, BC facility, so we can design a tree to suit any space or conditions.
Carnivorous plants add beauty while being useful. These shiny-leafed plants help to rid your home of unwanted insects. The Venus flytrap is probably the most well-known of the carnivorous varieties. The pitcher plant is another carnivorous plant.
Families with children might find these varieties of plants a fun addition to the household. They are relatively easy to maintain, and they are unusual in appearance. Not to mention, the pest control aspect could be something children find interesting.
One trend for 2022 is to take houseplants outdoors. Homeowners seem particularly interested in using plants to decorate entryways. The goal is to make the home feel more welcoming.
Large planters near doorways can make a striking statement. Hanging plants, such as ferns, and colourful plants on accent tables can brighten and beautify an otherwise uninviting area. For faux options - UV inherent products can withstand inclement weather conditions and will not fade, making your greenery provide everlasting beauty to your space.
Live or artificial, houseplants can fit into any décor. Whether it’s a decorative focus or a statement of a new style trend, there is a plant for virtually any need. Some lend height to the space while others are beautiful and useful. Owning houseplants, from the nostalgic fern to the carnivorous Venus flytrap, has become a trending hobby for 2022.
More time spent at home means more need for a space that feels beautiful and healthy. Adding plants to the space accomplishes both of those goals. The trend toward plant ownership reflects the need for a less stressful environment.
Looking for low-maintenance greenery that will make your space more inviting? Take a look at our catalogue of faux plants.