Adding House Plants To Your Living Space

I think we all know by now that house plants purify the air we breathe. Aside from that, they beautify your space.



So I picked up a few the other day at Home Depot. I wanted some tall ones to soften the areas at the end of the room.



And I've changed up my space behind the couch a bit. I am more pleased with this arrangement. 

If I add a plant back there, it will have to be faux due to the pupsters. You never know what they will take it into their silly heads to do next!



I never ever get tired of this rich green paint color I painted this sideboard. The knobs are from Hobby Lobby.






I've got a door guy coming today to see if he can work on the bottom of my storm door. There is a good gap there where bugs come in and heat goes out.

I really would like to have this door open more so my plants get better light and the dogs can sit and stare out. Since I'm at the end, they'll get a good view of not very much!



I know it looks like Abi is growing out the top of this fern. She's adopted an "I don't really care whether I get my picture taken."

Yeah, right!

Do you have house plants? They add so much to a space. They manage to soften the look of angular areas and corners while adding texture to a room.

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  1. I really like the new arrangement and the plants really do soften that corner. Hobby Lobby has some pretty good fake ones; maybe some ivy on top of the tall shelves behind the sofa, trailing down the side?

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    1. I'll wait till they're half price and go in and look at HL's faux plants.

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  2. I was thinking the same thing. Ivy trailing down on top of the bookcases. I like how you use the chest of drawers in your living room. More places to store. Loving your room, very cozy. A pretty picture of Abi amongst the greenery.
    Kathleen in Az

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    1. I don't care what room a piece of furniture "belongs" in. I put it where I can best utilize it.

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  3. Love the plants, but don't have a lot inside, mostly mine are outside.

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    1. Most of mine are too. But in the winter, I need a little indoor greenery.

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  4. This looks amazing! I love it so. Because of you, I have acquired a few houseplants and now that I have settled into a cozier home with much light, I want to add more. Abi cracks me up...always the diva.

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    1. Abi is "the diva." I'm glad you're enjoying house plants. You're also breathing better air.

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  5. These are a nice addition / look so pretty and the light streaming in..just lovely.

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    1. The "door guy" just left. To keep that light streaming in the storm door, I am paying him $335 to fix it where bugs can't come in under the door. It will also seal the area and I won't be paying for air/heat to escape out the bottom. And since I'm trying to feel better about paying for all this, I tell myself it will probably help with sound.

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  6. I love your new arrangement...everytime I have seen it, it's gotten better!!

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    1. That's kind of how I do stuff. In dribbles and drabbles.

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  7. It all looks very comfy and cozy, Brenda. I love house plants. They not only look great, but they have great health benefits. xo Laura

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    1. And since we're frugal gals, everything must serve more than one purpose!

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  8. There's nothing that gives softness and life to a room more than plants...even good fauxs work well.
    I like your living room like this.. ...it looks fabulous

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    1. Boy, whenever I see your name, I start thinking of the good things you cook!

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  9. You and I are really of the same mind, Brenda! I just posted about some of my many houseplants and how happy they are....and make me!! Your place looks amazing, love the new changes!

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    1. I haven't been on a blog yet today. Had to go to the grocery, then sit here while the "door" guy did my bid, which seemed to take forever.

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  10. I do have houseplants Brenda...I just have to be careful of what I buy because I have cats who are nibblers...

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    1. Everybody with kitty cats says that. No nibblers around here. Well, the pupsters will nibble herbs outside when their tummy hurts.

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  11. Your home looks so cozy and inviting. I love houseplants, too, and think they add so much to a home. But I have to be careful and keep most of mine up high where the kitties can't get at them. I like the tall palm in your corner and the new arrangement behind the sofa looks nice, too.

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    1. I've never had a tall palm. But I think they add so much to a small space.

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  12. Brenda,
    So cheerful, warm and inviting. You have a green thumb too!
    xo
    Jemma

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  13. I love the green plants, adds such a touch of spring. Will you carry the palm tree outside in the summer? The green sideboard is beautiful with those great glass knobs!

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    1. I don't know if I'll take them outside or leave them in.

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  14. Your room looks beautiful and the green plants really look fantastic.. I love plants.. I have 2 or 3 in my house.
    The green color cabinet is great too.. and I love your red check curtains..

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    1. I have those same buffalo curtains throughout. Well, that means on three windows. I have the shower curtain to match.

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  15. Crikey! You mean the gent is charging you all that money to repair your old door? Seems like a lot but then, I'm not sure what a good rate should be.
    I cannot have house plants because the dust, molds and fungi present in all soils drive my allergies wild.
    I love the look of them though.

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    1. Well, you see when I moved in here I had this same guy install a storm door for me. Because living alone, I wanted another barrier between me and whomever might be knocking at my door. But at the bottom of the storm door, the concrete has shifted and crumbled off, and there's a fairly good space there. So to remedy this requires drilling down and redoing some things to seal this area. I hate to do it, but this is my home, and the apartment complex sure wouldn't do it. I want to be able to open my big door and have more light come in, and not have air/heat go out, so this is the only solution.

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  16. I do well with plants outdoors, but have been trying more indoors lately. They really do make a room come alive and feel fresh. Yours are beautiful.

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    1. Sometimes they start looking bedraggled, but I just cut them back and give them another chance.

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  17. Brenda, I love the green chest, I think I wanna steal it, LOL. You are so talented, such beautiful arrangements you come up with. The plants are such a great addition to your home. Love it ALL!

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    1. That green chest is one heavy sucker. Don't think you want to try that!

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    2. HONESTLY Brenda, I think you are the best blogger out there!!! LOVE your newsletter, each time I open your mail I'm so pleased to see what's next. Yes I would love that green....maybe!!!!

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  18. I have very little direct light. We were sent a huge peace lily for my mother in laws funeral
    . Hank kept chewing on it. I checked the poison list and it was on it. I gave it to my mother.
    I like the green chest.
    Why do you have to pay that much to fix the door. Can't the management pay for at least part of it. Would a new door be cheaper.
    I like your room arrangement. It makes your space look so much bigger.

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    1. A new door wouldn't help. It's the surface underneath it. No, they rarely pay for anything. It's a Dallas corporation. One reason I want it done is so I will have more light. I only have four windows in my whole apartment. My accountant says I can deduct 25%. Lots of things I buy I get to deduct.

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  19. The plants add the PERFECT touch! Lovely and cozy....

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  20. I love house plants and always have a few around. I had to be careful because Charlie loved to eat them and many are poisonous. I got some tulips today to brighten up my room.
    hugs,
    Linda

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    1. I looked for tulips at Walmart. They didn't have any I liked, so I got a bouquet of various flowers. Gotta do for yourself for Valentine's Day!

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  21. Love your sideboard. Is there a chance I could still buy one? The color is gorgeous. When I look at the cow picture I am drawn to it. Wonder why? I do not know but love it. Thanks for any help you can give. I cannot decorate worth a hoot but you sure can. I enjoy visiting your site and all the changes you make.

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    1. The sideboard is actually a pretty cheap piece I bought from Ashley. It came with other pieces. It was black. For years it was black. So glad I painted it! Just find one similar and paint it that color.

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  22. I love plants and these look beautiful in your space! If you don't mind suggesting some easy ones to grow, I would appreciate it! I don't have a green thumb at all but seem to do well with ivy. :)

    You have such a talent for arranging furniture in small spaces. I love that trunk!

    xo
    Pat

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    1. You can Google easiest plants to grow. That would give you more detailed info. I want to do succulents inside, but don't have much experience.

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  23. Brenda, I can't concentrate on the plants because your apartment is so darn cute! Well cute isn't the right word. I really like it.

    Thank you for joining us at TOHOT and for helping spread the word. You are a gem in blog world. :)

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    1. I saw you were getting good traffic. And thank you.

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  24. This is such a beautiful room, Brenda! I crave greenery this time of year and your lovely post is reminding me to go get some plants!

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    1. Me too. By February I am chomping at the bit to garden!

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  25. I really like your new arrangement, and your new plants are fantastic. They sure do make a pretty room even prettier. I know what you mean about a door and wanting light coming in. When we bought this home, it came with solid 6 panel doors. I replaced both front and back, with the front door now full decorative glass, and back door 3/4 top window with grids. They were close to $3000 with installation, but they are beautiful and I Love them. My rooms are much brighter, and the sun can shine in, giving our cat a nice sunny spot to take a nap. Good luck with yours, it will be so worth it....

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    1. I know many people wouldn't pay for stuff for a rental apartment. I've bought new faucets for the kitchen/bathroom. Bought my own toilet before I moved in because I had to have a tall one for my ankle. I say embrace your space. Even if you rent, you need to be able to love your home.

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  26. I so love your space. I try and add plants too......sometimes I am successful with them and sometimes not!

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  27. I don't have any live plants in my home anymore but i do have some fake ones. They're more my style since I don't have to take care of them. Ha! Your living room looks so pretty! I love that white trunk coffee table too.

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  28. Brenda- you have inspired me . I am going to copy the palm you used.
    There are lots of palms in the Rio Grande Valley.
    Thank you for joining our Thoughts of Home on Thursday party Brenda!

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  29. I love your home, Brenda! I appreciate that you share your corner of the world with us.

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  30. Your plants are so pretty and add a nice fresh feeling to your apartment. I brought in some ferns and geraniums for the winter and they make me so happy! :)

    Jane

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  31. The shelves behind your couch are perfect there, Brenda. I love the whole new look :)

    I do have house plants, so that will go back out in the Spring and some that stay indoors.

    xoxo,
    rue

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  32. Love the arrangement of your living room...it looks so much bigger! Yet, it still looks warm and cozy! Your palm and the other plants really complete your space. I have to have plants in my rooms...and my kitty...half Maine coon...leaves them alone, except for the palms. He destroys them! ;)

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  33. nice blog :-)
    following each other via gfc, g+ and instagram ?
    have a nice weekend,=)
    xoxo
    https://freaky-like-gnui.blogspot.de/

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  34. I think green plants just make your home. Since I'm not a big fan of winter, my plants help remind me that Spring will arrive soon!

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  35. Brenda I absolutely adore your green sideboard. I too am a big believer that plants can make a house a home.


    Thank you so very much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence really helped to make it very special. I hope you will return again and again.

    Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!

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