Isn’t it lovely when spring finally arrives and we start to see new leaves on the trees and flowers coming into bloom? Well introducing some green into your home can cheer up the space instantly in exactly the same way. You might be living in the middle of a city or have a flat that’s more pied a terre than penthouse, but a few plants or flowers really do feel like a breath of fresh air in your interior. Not really the green-fingered type? Don’t worry – in the right location and with the appropriate care, house plants are actually pretty low maintenance.

living room plants

flowers

plants

So which plants to choose? Think about different sizes and shapes, perhaps dotting a few around the room – and don’t forget to choose interesting pots or planters to place your greenery in, we love bright colours and unusual textures. Ask garden-loving friends for advice, or get some tips at your local garden centre – staff will be happy to advise on what would suit your space and what kind of maintenance plants will need.

Interiors plants

bedroom plants

bathroom plants

Not into plants or want something a little more colourful? Fresh flowers are lovely, but they can be an expense if you’re buying them every couple of weeks so don’t forget to take that into consideration. Nothing looks quite as pretty as freshly-cut seasonal blooms, but you can get some excellent quality silk flowers – something to consider if you travel a lot or don’t feel confident about looking after plants.

flowers interior design

bathroom flowers

interiors flowers

Practical and pretty? Herbs are not only deliciously scented, but also useful in the kitchen, it’s a win-win here. Create a little space for a herb garden and you’ll find yourself adding fresh mint to salads, fragrant coriander to stir-fries and a pinch of parsley to your pasta. Pop your pots on a sunny windowsill if you want them to thrive and make sure you water them regularly.

kitchen herb garden

kitchen herbs

And if all else fails? Succulents are your friend. The plant that practically never needs watering and somehow always looks stylish – even if you totally abandon it. Well, almost. Plenty of sunshine is essential – cacti are desert plants after all! Terrariums make for a stylish setting for succulents – and you’ll find loads of tutorials on how to get started online.

cacti

cactus succulents

cacti tips

It’s time to get green-fingered… Read on for our edit of the loveliest planters, vases, flowers and garden accessories to help you bring the outdoors in.

stylish plant pots

Hammered Copper Plant Pots

Set Of Six Black And White Patterned Pots

metallic vases

Melissa Vase

Cylinder Crackle Vase

Pols Potten Luster Graphic Vase

Tom Dixon Gem Vase

west elm terrariums

Roar + Rabbit Freeform Terrariums

Roar + Rabbit Angled Wood Terrariums

bright vases

Red Textured Ceramic Vase

Yellow Ceramic Vase

Cactus Vase

Orange Glass Bottle Vase

vases the white company

Rimini Vase Large

Ultimate Aurelie Vase

Danvers Vase Large

metallic flower vases

Gold Rim Bottle Vase

Kate Spade Vase

Banded Oval Vase

indoor gardening kits

Herb Garden Kit

Cocktail Garden Kit

Gourmet Flower Kit

artificial flowers

Orchid in Oriental Pot

Irises in Bowl

Little Tea Tree

Cream Orchid Potted Plant

house plant displays terrariums

Urban Grow Copper Star Terrarium Planter

Hanging Dome Metal Planter

Mini Plant Greenhouse Terrarium

blue vases

Pomax Madoura Vase

LSA Cape Vase

LSA Cirro Vase

Abaya Blue and White Vase

artificial flowers vases

Yellow Roses in Mirror Cube

Shabby Chic Dusky Pink Rose Arrangement

White Rose, Dahlia And Hydrangea Arrangement

white cream vases

Stockholm Ceramic Vase

Katsura Vase

White Ceramic Bottle Vase

Ripple Cylinder Vase

stylish planters

Mod Metal Medium Pot

Bloomfield Pot

Ivory Epoch Pot

pastel vases

Monroe Vase

Large Bubble Vase

Tall Pinched Vase

cool plant pots

Copper Dipped Cement Plant Pot

Marbled Cement Plant Pot

Personalised Blackboard Plant Pot