We all know that design trends come and go and then eventually come back again. It seems as if the 1970’s and its bohemian flair are making a resurgence. Back in the ‘70s all the groovy pads were full of macrame plant holders and associated greenery. Well, back by popular demand, houseplants, macrame and other handmade, woven accessories are in style once again.

One reason for this current resurgence in houseplants is a desire to connect with nature, and bring the outdoors in. While they’ve never really gone out of fashion, in the recent past it was often large-scale sculptural plants. Now smaller plants are taking center stage and it’s all about variety of styles and textures from asparagus ferns to newer air and string plants, as well as succulents.

Whether it be nature-inspired accessories or extra-large windows, today’s home buyers desire a strong relationship between indoor and outdoor spaces and houseplants can help create that seamless flow from indoors and out.

In addition to the cleansing, invigorating vibe that houseplants can bring to a home, there are also a myriad of health benefits. From reducing stress and promoting a feeling of well-being to absorbing noise, houseplants are a welcome addition in any home design.

 Absorbing noise and filling a corner. Houseplants are quite versatile.

Absorbing noise and filling a corner. Houseplants are quite versatile.

But where to start? There are more varieties of houseplants available now than back in the day. Horticulturists have created house plants that come in all types of sizes, colors, and shapes that work with all different types of home designs.

Keeping plants alive and watered can be stressful, especially in model homes, fortunately succulents and other hearty plants make it easy to keep them healthy. Further, there are a wide variety of very attractive and live-looking artificial plants that can help you achieve that natural look.

With all the psychological and physical health benefits combined with the design opportunities, it only makes sense that houseplants are back by popular demand.

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