As mentioned in my last post, I am currently obsessed with house plants! I went to IKEA about 3 weeks ago just to get some fresh ‘leafy plants’ for my room and I was very impressed with the selection and prices of the plants they have. There’s something for everyone!
I was mainly looking for plants with large green leaves. I prefer not to have too many colours in my room, so I stuck with medium sized plants with large green leaves with the exception of the Orchid plant.
The colours of the vases were also an important part of the decoration. I wanted something clean, sharp but cosy; so I went for the silver IKEA ‘Socker ‘ vases. I like the fact that they are a shiny; they catch the eye when you walk into the room and they are also a great way to brighten up your room, because they reflect your light source!
3 of my plants are placed on my shoe shelf as pictured above. It is advisable to get them as close to sunlight as you can. It might be better to have them by the window, but my window doesn’t have enough room for the circumference of the bases vases, hence why they are on the shelves. However, as there is no obstruction between the window and the shelf, there is still substantial amount of light.
My cactus plants are in little spots around the room. I even have one in my kitchen!
The only coloured vase that I have, I placed on a stool that I put over another. I wanted to play with the woody furniture around my room. I love how the plants work well with the arrangement.
I water the plants once a week. I make sure the soil around the plants absorbs water very well, before draining the excess water and putting them back in the vase. You don’t want too little water as your plants will eventually dry out, too much water or insufficient draining also means water will remain in the vase and the plants might rot! Ikea plants usually come with instructions.
I love how the plants fit in my room. If you are working hard and spending a lot of money on accommodation in a crazy city such as London, the least you can do is to make the house a home, at least that’s what is to me :).