How to decorate indoor plants for the holiday quickly and without harm
In winter, despite the beginning of the dormant period, houseplants not only decorate rooms, but are also largely the main characters in the interior. Bright sunny, winter-flowering or decorative-leafy cultures attract admiring glances and allow you to forget about seasonal gloom. However, when the whole house is transformed for the holiday, pets are often forgotten, with the exception of the typical "Christmas" poinsettia or Decembrist stars. But all other indoor plants deserve their role in a joyful decoration and can join the luxurious winter interior. Do not leave plants aside, especially since it is very easy to decorate them for the holiday without harm and special labor.
Why and how to decorate indoor plants for the holiday
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Indoor plants, even if their appearance does not seem at all winter or festive, deserve special decor for the holiday. You don’t have to spend extra money or energy on decorating pets: for them, the remains of holiday decorations, scraps of fabric, improvised materials will come down.
Unadorned houseplants seem alien to the festive interior. They seem to argue with winter accents, textiles, accessories and get out of the general pre-holiday mood. Even very beautiful cultures, which are included in the list of the best winter species, by themselves will not be able to become part of the overall design. Meanwhile, it is very easy to “fit” plants into the winter appearance of the house, and even the most modest measures immediately change the situation in the room.
In order for indoor plants to join the general festive atmosphere of the winter interior, it is enough to find one or two “connecting links”. Fabrics, drawings, colors, materials used in the interior will tell you exactly how to act.
The main thing is to always remember the style (or the thematic direction in which you decorate the house this year), the color concept and preferred textures, and the rest will be literally told to you by the cultures themselves. Some even with a modest garter on the pot will become competitors of the holiday tree, others will need a more massive "fur coat", while others will even allow you to create whole winter scenes.
The task of transforming indoor plants can be entrusted to children who are happy to discover a variety of decorating methods and experiment with flowers and materials, creating their own Christmas miracle. Yes, and joint creativity will bring a lot of positive emotions.
All methods of festive decoration of indoor plants can be divided into three types:
- Decoration of the crown and leaves of the plants themselves.
- Decoration of pots.
- Compilation of festive compositions and installations with plants.
All three options are equally effective and can be both the simplest and more complex.
For the festive decoration, you can use a variety of materials: from eco-friendly and simple, minimalistic and “improvised” to a more complex festive decor. Indoor plants are decorated with:
- ribbons, braid, cords and twine;
- festive tinsel;
- Christmas tree toys;
- festive LED garlands, etc.
When choosing materials and decoration options, it is necessary to remember the main thing - the safety of the plants themselves. In an attempt to present indoor crops in a festive splendor, one should not forget that they should not be harmed: any decor should be not only attractive and bright, but also “friendly” to the plants themselves.
Three "buts" in the decoration of indoor plants for the holiday:
- decor should not violate comfortable growing conditions (shade leaves, heat air, reduce air humidity or access to air, etc.);
- jewelry should not be too heavy, for their fastening choose the safest methods; make sure that they do not break off and pull off twigs and leaves, do not leave other mechanical damage;
- when designing, you can not stain the leaves or leave traces of sparkles, paint, small particles on the greenery and shoots.
With these limitations in mind, you can easily choose the option you like. Let's get acquainted with the most original, simple, sometimes unexpected ways of festive decoration of indoor plants closer.
Elegant capacity - elegant plant
The easiest, fastest and easiest way to “fit” indoor plants into a festive interior is to decorate containers, wrap them in a festive wrapper or decorate with a small touch that resonates with the design of the room itself.
If your pots and planters fit well into the color scheme of the winter interior, then choose the simplest options:
- tie a cord, ribbon, string or holiday tinsel to the container;
- tie a festive tag, a card, a greeting inscription, a small talisman, a small toy, and natural decor with a bright ribbon.
If the pot is completely knocked out of the interior, it seems inappropriately bright or, conversely, pale, then it can be hidden almost completely:
- put in another container of a suitable color (this does not have to be a cache-pot - holiday gift boxes, baskets, buckets, old kitchen utensils, etc. are also suitable);
- wrap with a fabric of a suitable color to match your decorative pillows, curtains or plaids (you don’t need to sew anything - measure a section that is enough to wrap, tuck the edges inward and secure the ends with a pin);
- put the old hat, knitted bandage on the pots, wrap with a scarf - take a fresh look at old things.
When decorating pots, do not forget about the soil. Mulching will not harm any houseplant, but it will allow you to really transform the look. The choice of decorative fillings, soil, glass and stones allows you to find interesting color and texture solutions. You can even decorate the soil with colored sand, beads, sequins or bark, sisal, shiny Christmas "beads" - there are plenty to choose from.
An even simpler option is to put the plant on a beautiful stand, napkin or mat with festive motifs. Knitted snowflakes, embroidered coasters, wooden saw cuts or simple table napkins with a symbol of the year change the mood and perception of plants no worse than the most catchy wrappers.
Light holiday touches for greens
Even the smallest indoor plants can be decorated with decor and festive touches. The main thing is to take into account the characteristics of the plants themselves.
For curly, small-leaved plants, weightless tinsel or paper garlands are suitable. On large bushes or trees, you can hang light plastic Christmas balls, textile bows, small cards or tags with wishes, fairy fairies or funny characters. And the brightest winter plants can be emphasized with several textural details that turn them into a small lively bouquet.
The best option for decorating indoor plants is paper crafts and various garlands of paper and felt. Even simple mugs or Christmas trees, fastened on a solid thread with the same interval, seem like a modern and minimalistic decor in a festive interior.
Fans of origami (figures made of paper) or trumpets (patterns cut out of paper) have places to experiment with miniature birds and snowflakes, and for those who want to cope quickly, you can always choose ready-made decorations: garlands, rain, ribbons, tinsel remnants. They are also suitable for indoor crops. The main thing is not to overdo it and find the right feed - twist it in a spiral, lay it out with a contour, create curls, etc.
Never hang LED garlands on plants. If you want to add some magic light to them, lay a garland on a windowsill or floor, and place a few candles nearby.
Alternative to familiar Christmas trees or holiday scenes
Today it’s very fashionable to replace spruce trees with various installations that mimic their shape - from a simple triangle drawn or glued to a wall to various installations from books and wooden branches. But indoor plants will quite cope with the role of an alternative to the classic New Year and Christmas tree.
Large plants can replace the Christmas tree completely, from small ones you can make interesting groups on a stand. It is enough to place boxes with gifts nearby, not to forget about the lighting and elegant crown decorations - and your alternative Christmas tree is ready.
The main thing is not to overdo it with decorations and remember the three prohibitions in the decor of indoor cultures. Hanging garlands and toys is not necessary on the plant itself - you can always fix an additional twine or fishing line by pulling it near the plant or choosing the lightest paper decor.
The most diverse scenes, still lifes and installations, which are most often placed on the windowsill, are very popular today. But in fact, such Christmas installations that we admire in the festive display cases can also be created on the bar, chest of drawers, coffee table or even a bookshelf. And for this, you just need to arrange the decor and "connect" it with seasonal touches.
Paper and ceramic houses, animals, plants, ceramic figurines and interesting decor thanks to lighting and artificial snow come to life and turn into towns and a fabulous forest. In such installations, indoor plants can also be used as major accents.