Freshen Up Your Space (and the Air!) With Houseplants

Ben Blair gave me a beautiful little kumquat tree for my birthday this year. I love how it freshens up our interior and it's making me want to bring more and more plants into our home.

While I don't claim to be an expert green thumb, I think bringing greenery into the home is one of the easiest and most inexpensive routes to go when freshening up your space. Below are several photos I've found that are going directly to my inspiration board. I hope you feel inspired, too. 

These lovely green branches blend well with the rustic wooden bedside table.

Proof that plants can fit nicely in any room of the house, including the somewhat unlikely placement in a dining room.

These orange trees certainly make for a warm welcome.

And I love both of these clever ways to plant and display smaller, more manageable plants -- a nice mix in a wooden crate and a row of tea tins.

What type of plants do you have in your home? Would you be brave enough to keep a large-ish tree inside or are you more of a small herb garden person?

First image via Grant K Gibson

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I have many MANY houseplants. I love that orange tree. I have a hibiscus but I"ll be looking for one of those.

Jeric... Jerichos_Mommy

Inside we have a poinsettia, outside several potted flowers, a potted norfolk pine, 3 potted Colorado blue spruce seedlings, and container gardens

Leele... Leelee1008

I like house plants

Nraw2011 Nraw2011

When we move I plan on getting an orange tree.  

Susan Brown

What are the best an low cost plants to start with?

ilove... ilovemyboys84

right now all we have is a marigold ina cup growing but i would love some houseplants

ibeli... ibelieveinpeace

I need low light house plants. I am inspired to google what would work for my home. Thank you! 

momka... momkaribg

I love the orange tree

Texas... TexasWife

I love the tea cans.

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