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It's amazing what a few great pot plants can do to completely transform a space and breath new life into your home. So, where do you start….
Eyes to the corner
Corners of the room are a great place. Look for that drab space and create height with a feature plant. Just remember to consider: does it get natural light, no light at all or direct sun beating in. Make your plant selection to suit the condition, speak to an expert horticulturist who will help you select something that will continue to thrive. Fiddleleaf figs, Rubber plants, Peace Lilys, Dracaenas, Lady Palms are all great choices.
Look up High
Do you have shelving or high cupboards in your kitchen? Trailing plants can brighten up a space for such a small investment. Look to plants such as trailing succulents (if you get sunlight), or devils ivy or chain of hearts in a naturally lit position.
Look Down Low
Coffee table plants – these can make your lounge room look so styled. If
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This should be the easiest of the transformations. Do you have a balcony or courtyard with a few sad pot plants? Think freshness. Do you want flowers and colour (be prepared to invest more time into them), do you want lush and textures or do you want edibles? Once you determine this and know the sun patterns, you are ready to ask the experts.
Colour & Beauty
Using flowers and colours will completely transform your space, but again be prepared to either replant your annuals every 6 months to something fresh (this is the fun part of gardening) or have your perennials stop flowering for a number of months.