Spring is just around the corner and with flower buds popping up in the yard, I am expecting the full seasonal transition any week now! With all these exciting changes occurring outdoors, I’ve decided to spruce up my indoor spaces with some plant updates.
I’ve also invested in some more greenery for sale at Cotton & Co. Vintage Boutique! I’m so excited to put my new space together and upgrade my plant game. If you’re in northwestern Maryland, I encourage you to pay a visit to Keymar where you can visit the shop!
My new space in the shop is located in a wide window in the classroom on the second floor! Find everything from large grasses to tabletop succulent arrangements in my new setup!
Keeping it Neutral
It’s easy to pop a small plant into your space when you have neutral tones and plain colored pots. I love the matching set of succulents pictured with the record player in this shot! The jade-green ceramics allow the brighter succulents to pop against the light stones.
Adding a plant or two to the different tabletops in your home can totally transform the space! You can mix and match many different mediums to add depth and pops of color while staying on a neutral spectrum. The lighter sage green of the glass bottle ties together the cool tones while the dried floral arrangement adds warmth.
The key is to get plants with complementary colors between their foliage and containers. Matching sets like this make it easy to tie a space together, or you can pick plants specifically for that space! Having a color scheme and general layout in mind will help you find the perfect spot for each of your items.
Adding greenery doesn’t have to mean completely changing the color scheme you already have! Now is a nice time to put away those late-winter decorations that are typically appropriate through February. It’s time to pull out your favorite spring decor and make the space feel light and bright!
I love the spring look of this glass bucket planter and the bold yellow spots of the Croton plant within. Is it just me or do little buckets give you all the spring vibes too? Paired with this dainty Gollum Jade plant, these plants totally transformed this space! If I had more propagated vining plants, I’d pop in another behind my elephant candle holders and let it drape around the table!
If you are looking for a good plant that enjoys lots of indirect light and will give you visual reminders for watering, garden croton like this can be the way to go! I love the extra color presented by this variety, and so far it hasn’t been too dramatic before watering day. If your plant begins to wilt and the soil feels dry, chances are it just wants a drink!
Dainty vases such as this are perfect for propagating vining plants! I have many English Ivy cuttings in the windowsills of my room and they thrive on just water! Water propagation is a great way to divide and multiply your plant collection quickly and cheaply. I change the water once a week or so to give the roots more oxygen.
Short, small succulents also make a nice addition to a windowsill as you can mix and match lots of colors! I leave many plants in my windowsills and lower the blinds just above the tops of the succulents at night for privacy.
Keeping plants below your windowsill is another great way to take advantage of the indirect light.
On this windowsill, I have a picnic basket with Golden Aloe basking in the indirect eastern rays!
Well, there you have it, three ways to hop into spring and update your indoor spaces for the changing season! I have quite the collection of plants and they cycle between being at home or in the shop, so it’s important they all get showcased throughout the growing season!
Make sure that you do some research about the plants you plan on buying! It’s easy to get a stunning plant at the beginning of the growing season without knowing what it will need to reach its full potential as it grows. Consider the light conditions where you plan to keep it and anticipate fast growers and the potential for added maintenance as the season progresses!
Keeping indoor plants doesn’t have to be complicated! Let this spring mark the beginning of you earning your green thumb! I’ll be giving more updates about my market and cottage gardens, as well as my indoor plants as they go through many changes in the coming months.
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