Commercial interiors can be alive and welcoming without sacrificing the functionality of the space. Plants are one of the best ways to breathe life into a commercial property. Not only do plants bring texture and color, but they can actually improve air quality and promote creativity in the workplace.
Large, smooth leaves add to a modern feeling in your commercial space. Leafy and variegated greens add texture and interest. And the colors don’t have to stop at green – leafy plants come in an array of colors.
Consider the added color, texture, and elegance that comes with blooming plants. Bromeliads add an exotic, bright color as well as thick foliage, all in one plant. Orchids are highly fragrant and offer delicate and variable shapes and colors.
Plants fill empty spaces, disguise eyesores, and divide areas as needed. Placing an uplight behind a plant or pointing a spotlight toward a plant adds drama and depth and ensures that your corners are not dark and gloomy. A winding green space can even be used to channel traffic toward the right path in a building.
To complement your existing décor and aesthetic, consider planters. Do you need a huge ceramic planter to ground your room? Or would a living wall (a vertical planting) be ideal to draw eyes upward? Planters add color in a shape that fits right in with your existing architecture. Sleek planters blend with a contemporary design, while rustic clay pots look great with more organic aesthetics. Decide whether you want the color of your planter to blend in or stand out
Before including indoor plants in your commercial space, factor in the moisture and sunlight needs. If you want to combine plants in one container, make sure they have the same requirements for optimum health. Otherwise, keeping the plants in separate containers might be easier.
Now the fun part. Choose your plants. Some of the most successful indoor varieties are:-
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By Anthea Palmer