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Houseplant inspiration

I love to be outdoors, surrounded by plants and wildlife, yet my indoor life is seriously lacking lush foliage. My Instagram and Bloglovin feeds are filled with idyllic office spaces and tranquil living rooms adorned with clusters of succulents and vivid green house plants.

One of the last houseplants I bought was back in 2007 from Ikea. I had just moved into my first student house at uni and wanted something to remind me of the greenery I had left behind at the wood. When I returned to the wood 7 years later, I accidentally left the plant outside and it froze to death. Oops. I also have a cactus and a succulent which live in the kitchen because I still haven’t got around to buying pots for them. They just sit on a plate to catch water.

Amazingly, I was given two plants for my recent birthday; a beautiful orchid and a large-leaf plant, descriptively referred to a ‘house plant’ on the label. The ‘house plant’ is currently living on my door step because it needs a pot without holes to sit in. It’s been on my to-do list for over a month. With the cold weather is drawing in, I need to get that pot, sharpish. I don't want another frosty accident!

When I wake up on a weekday morning I browse my Instagram feed, partly as a way to make my brain start working and also because I feel so inspired by what I see. These are my fave Instagram accounts for house plant inspiration right now:

sadies_lovely_life

thejungalow

#jungalowstyle

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Now that's what we call a green window!! Thanks for sharing your #JungalowStyle @fridaflorentina !!

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thedaintysquid

puppy luuuuv 💚

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porch, puppy, plants. 👍🏻✨💕

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🌵💀🌵

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I’ve been browsing LionsHome and other online shops for plant pots and for new plants to add to my modest selection. I hadn’t heard of LionsHome until they got in touch with me a few weeks ago to tell me about their featured bloggers who write about lifestyle and interiors. LionsHome is a home and living shopping portal that features products from several retailers across the internet, making it easier and quicker to find things you want. 

I've started a Pinterest board of the plants, pots and display ideas that I like.  Pots and plants aren't cheap! I plan to buy the pots I need for my existing plants then, if my family ask what I would like for Christmas, I shall ask for new house plants.

This post has been written in collaboration with LionsHome. All words and thoughts are my own.

By Jenni Tulip

I'm a bright-haired, hill walking, magpie whispering, skull collecting, tree hugging, money saving, bird watching, happy campervanning, ferret fanatic, woodland dweller sharing my stories and passion for the outdoors to inspire you to immerse yourself in nature.