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:
Time for some fun boho lovers! Do you hoard beautiful textiles and pile them on everything you can think of? Does it take you 2 hours to water all of your plant babies, and do friends think you might live in a jungle? Do you have fun stacking and piling and rearranging all of your eclectic treasures? Well, my gal pals @eclectic.leigh, @kara__evans, @blissfully_eclectic and I all suffer from this delightful condition we have tagged #MoreisMoreDecor. If you love to layer textiles, arrange eclectic objects and nurture your own jungle --this is the tag for you. Show us what you've got and don't forget to tag your eclectic maximalist oasis with #MoreisMoreDecor. Minimalists need not apply 😜 A new bohotastic space will be featured every Thursday to inspire and delight. (And you guessed--this is not my space--📸 @kara__evans)
I don't even know where to start--just look at this space. @liz_kamarul knocks it out of the park every. single. time. Her ever evolving gallery wall, thrift scores and DIY/painting projects never cease to inspire. Not to mention the gorgeous layered textiles (and sweet little pup 🐶). That's why she is our pick this week for #MoreisMoreDecor! 💥👊🏻💥 Thanks for always bringing it Liz! 📸: @liz_kamarul Keep tagging your amazing layered spaces with #MoreisMoreDecor so @eclectic.leigh, @blissfully_eclectic, @kara__evans and I can see what you've got going on and feature YOU!
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.