One of the simplest, quickest ways to bring your space to life is with some greenery. Whether it’s a large palm, some fresh flowers, or a succulent window garden - it absolutely livens the room, creates a homey feel, and there are even some environmental benefits of simply adding a plant.
Speaking of Sanctuaries, you can also create some quick aromatherapy in your bathroom by using some butcher’s twine and scooping up some eucalyptus from Home Depot or lavender from your local farmer’s market and weaving it around the back of your showerhead. The steam will naturally infuse the plants and you’ll instantly be relaxed and feeling zen.
I’ve seen several nests where people incorporate lots of dried up flowers, but for me, that just makes it feel like an old, unkept, dusty antique shop or like I’m surrounded by death. Especially if they’re kept in an old glass or under a frame. Having something breathing life and releasing its oxygen and removing toxic air vapors. Numerous studies also show that being around plants while studying or working boost your concentration, productivity, and memory up to 20%.
There’s also plenty of pot design you can feel creative with - you could use some masking tape to create geometric shapes and spray paint them gold, you could splatter paint them, give them a little bit of a 14th century vibe by coating them with paint and chipping it away, or you could simplify and modernize them by just going for solid white ceramic.
Hanging plants also create some levels to rooms with high ceilings that may otherwise look bare, or bring a new energy to a kitchen space or reading area in the living room. *Bonus if you have pets, it’ll keep them out of reach!*
Honestly, if you’re like me… opting for something very low maintenance like succulents or cacti are your best bet. I’ve created several succulent gardens and placed them in my windows, on shelves, and in places they receive plenty of fresh air and sunlight. Plus, I’ve added a few crystals on top of the soil for extra good vibes ~