How to Build An Indoor Garden to Keep You Company Through Winter
If winter’s known for anything, it’s for shorter days and being a cold, barren space with routine snowfall.
Needless to say, maintaining any semblance of an outdoor garden is near impossible in most places across the country.
Fortunately, we still have indoor gardens. That is, to design a garden inside for your plants and other garden elements. Having it indoors means your plants can be honoured year-round, in addition to being protected from the more challenging aspects of climate and temperature changes.
What to Put In An Indoor Garden
One of the biggest trends in interior design is the creation of an indoor garden, filled with architecture and elements like general greenery, foliage, and water systems. There is no recommended style to stick with in an indoor garden. It can be whatever you want it to be.
A lot of interior designers enjoy creating post-modern indoor gardens, usually with personality-specific décor.
In the name of décor, an indoor garden isn’t just about getting plants into your space. Many elements exist that can heighten the natural look of an indoor garden and dress it up a bit, including rocks, moss, walkways, multi-tier shelves, and more.
Where to Put An Indoor Garden
An indoor garden can fit almost anywhere on a property, especially with artificial plants being used.
The benefit of fake plants is that they look incredibly real but don’t need the ongoing care a regular plant would. Choosing faux plants means you can set up an indoor garden in a dark basement, a room without natural light, a drier-than-average room, or any other challenging settings where real plant growth may not always be possible.
If you are using real plants, you have a lot to consider. Living plants need light, moisture, and regular watering. Some plants are difficult to keep alive. The last thing one wants is an indoor garden with dead plants rotting away in it.
What Style of Indoor Garden is Best
- Commercial indoor gardens are typically built around seating or gathering areas, maximizing available space in height and width. Commercial gardens utilize large presentations of greenery and large trees, oftentimes artificial trees.
- Create a totally secluded area in a basement or private room equipped with a glass framework. Looking more like a sanctuary than a garden, this floor-to-ceiling indoor garden is an excellent opportunity to incorporate plants of all shapes and sizes.
- Build a shelf at waist height and then, equip it with a small indoor garden featuring a combination of succulents, tabletop plants, and greenery. You don’t need large extravagance to have an indoor garden.
- Though rare, zen gardens are a stylish favourite that could work well in a mid-century and/or minimalist setting. Zen gardens are Japanese-inspired, building up from a rock garden with exotic plants, sandpits, and more.