Sweater weather is on its way, and we’re getting ready to make our homes cozier than ever by pairing plants and photos.
Fall is upon us, and our wardrobe isn’t the only thing that’s changing - we think every home could use a little refresh to welcome back the coziest season of all. Whether you’re sticking with your current plant collection or buying some new plant babies, we think there’s something else to consider - how adding photo frames, hanging art and creating gallery walls can bring extra life to your space and a whole new vibe for your indoor jungle.
Our friends at Artifact Uprising know how to make any home frame-friendly, and we teamed up with their experts to help bring you the best plant and photo combinations, just in time for fall.
Whether you’re new to wall decor or a certified frame expert, these 12 design tips will help combine your favorite plants with something new to give your home a fresh feel.
1. Dress Up Your Dresser
Sometimes, our dressers become the spot for just about any small thing you can set down until you need it later. We recommend decluttering your dresser and making it a space worth admiring by simply adding a Faux Pilea Peperomioides. With no care and maintenance required, this plant will help give your dresser a more sophisticated feeling when placed alongside your favorite books or ceramic pieces.
To match the minimalist style of your dresser, hang a Floating Picture Frame above it to give any art piece or photograph the attention it deserves without overpowering the room.
2. Create a Color Palette
To make any room feel cohesive, pick 2-3 colors to hone in on, whether it’s for your furniture or the finishing touches of decor. We recommend neutral tones for your furniture (like black, gray or a nude shade) and a pop of color for your plants and photos.
3. Pick a Plant + Photo Theme
Before bringing a plant into your home, it’s important to keep in mind its lighting and watering needs so that you can place it in a room where it will thrive. So, why not have a plant theme in each room? For a lush bedroom plant collection, add leafy favorites like the Maranta, Satin Pothos and Snake Plant Zeylanica.
To keep the theme going, consider adding Metal Tabletop Picture Frames with a series of photos - whether it's a specific planty destination, or a type of plant that resonates with you.
4. Give Small Spaces a Big Impact
If you’re limited on space (hello, NYC apartments), you can still make the most of it by utilizing the space you do have without overcrowding it. Pop a Bird's Nest Fern into your kitchen for a bold statement - it’s enough of an eye catcher to be the solo plant in your cooking area.
5. Get Shameless With Your Shelfie
If you have open shelving in your bathroom, kitchen, or even your closet, you can use it to your advantage by adding your favorite potted plant like a Maranta alongside a Wooden Tabletop Frame. Have a bookcase? Add your plant or frame as a bookend or break between the rows of books.
6. Making it Just Right
When decorating, we recommend taking it slow and using the Goldilocks rule - not adding too much or too little, but making it just right. When you first move into a new home, for example, you may be in such a rush to settle in that you decorate too quickly, and realize you might have wanted some things done differently after the fact.
After examining open spaces, add plants and frames as finishing touches: perhaps a White Orchid to add something extra to your open coffee table, and three Gallery Frames behind the couch to add meaningful decor to your common space.
7. Create a Focal Point
While we love plants as the main attraction of any room, they don’t always have to be front and center, and instead can support existing pieces. Add a Faux Dracaena or Large Monstera on the sides of your favorite piece of furniture to give it a little extra love. Create even more of a focal point by adding a Framed Canvas Print that fits perfectly between each plant.
8. Add Another Dimension to the Situation
If you’re a fan of seasonal decor (think wreaths, changing up your duvet cover, and all of that fun stuff), why not bring that same energy to your plants and frames? Add a variety of planter shapes, colors and styles to help welcome fall.
Pair your tabletop plants in our cult favorite Dolores planter with a Brass & Wood Display Box so that you can add your favorite fall photos inside, whether it’s a photo of pumpkin picking last year, or even of summer if you’re still reminiscing.
9. Utilize Vertical Space
When you think of utilizing vertical space, you might think of adding a tall lamp or large tree to an empty corner, but it doesn’t have to be that bold if you’d prefer something a little more simple.
10. Make Every Day Texture Tuesday
Craving something different from your average leafy plant or minimalist photo frame? Embrace the texture of seasonal plants like the Norfolk Island Pine alongside a bold print (maybe a multi-colored cacti?) in a Modern Metal Frame.
11. Adding the Finishing Touches
Sometimes, the more functional spaces in your home (like the area where you sit down and eat) might be left behind when it comes to decor. Make any lunch a little more special by adding a tabletop plant like a Golden Pothos or a few Metal Tabletop Frames to create a gallery wall.
12. Don’t Forget the Forgotten Spaces
There are forgotten spaces in every home - next to your front door, that extra corner in your living room, and the list goes on. If you want to switch things up, add in a low-light floor plant in an empty or Gallery Frame against the wall (no hanging required) to help give those extra spaces something new.
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