Now that spring is here and the weather is finally starting to warm up, it’s the perfect time to start planning your apartment garden. Whether you like to turn your patio into a full blown garden or you prefer to only step outside in between your door and your car, there are lots of ways to incorporate living plants into your spring decor.
If you live in an apartment with a patio or balcony, you have several planting options available. Bold, bright colors are trending for spring. Choose a colorful pot as your foundation piece. We love these bright planters from Hip Haven.
Florals are also a huge fashion and design trend for 2013, so don’t be afraid to go literal with it. Choose colorful blooms like Hydrangeas for shady spots or Million Bells if you get a lot of sun. You can choose contrasting colors for a funky feel or go monochromatic for a more sophisticated look.
If you have an apartment with a balcony, window boxes that are made to affix to railings allow you to enjoy plants without taking up valuable floor space. Plus, they make all your hard work more visible, so you have the added bonus of being a great neighbor.
If you’re not a fan of the outdoors or are a bit more limited with space outside of your apartment, there are still ways to flex your green thumb. Most blooming flowers do best outdoors, but there are some colorful plants that do well indoors too. Good options include Kalanchoe and Orchids, but your options aren’t limited to just those if you’re keeping your plants indoors. Plants like Fiddleleaf Figs and Jade Plants create a lush, fresh vibe in any room.
Using wheat grass in simple, white containers is a very modern, non-fussy way to incorporate indoor plants.
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Using outdoor pots for your indoor plants creates a sense of unexpected drama. Just make sure you place them on a rimmed plate to catch runoff water.
Ok, we’ve said enough. Now it’s time to get out there and make it happen. In the meantime, if you want to learn more about our apartment amenities like private balconies, check out our website.