by Karen Bates
(last updated September 8, 2014)
When you are considering ways to add decorative flair to your home, you probably think about many kinds of decorations that might work in your situation. Of course, how you choose to decorate an area depends heavily on the decorating style you are going for, the size of the space, and what the room will be used for.
Sometimes, however, it's the simple decorating ideas that can be the best. Houseplants, as well as plants grown on your deck or patio, can add vibrancy and beauty to your home, giving the space a fresh look without much effort on your part. By watering your plants and checking on them once in a while, you can enjoy them around your home without hassle.
Because there are so many plants to choose from, the decorating possibilities using plants are virtually endless. Flowers can add a bright splash of color to your porch, or a green fern can add some life to your kitchen window. Whatever kind of plant you prefer, it can help assist you in your decorating scheme and make a dull area look more alive and beautiful.
Keeping planters around your home is quite easy. The most work required is in the initial set-up of the planter. You will need to select a planter that will match your home's decor first of all. Consider the colors and style of the room where the plant will be kept. Then add a good potting soil to the planter to give your plants what they need to stay healthy. Place the plant or plants to the soil, and your planter setup is complete.
Some planting situations can call for more than just potting soil, however. Planter liners can help prevent leaking from your planter and will help your setup last longer. There are two main kinds of planter liner that you may want to use: plastic or coconut liners. Coconut liners are meant to line hanging planter baskets, while the normal plastic liners work for most other types of planters. Adding these liners to your planters can be a good idea, especially if you are looking for a long-term setup.
When decorating your home, you can use plants to add to your desired decorating look. Using the right supplies, such as adding a planter liner, will help your plants and planters stay healthy for a long time.
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