For the easiest way to brighten a room in a pinch, a beautiful indoor plant is your answer – here are our top picks for the home
If you are looking for that single, secret ingredient that has the ability to make just about any room look better, it’s a plant. The humble house plant is well and truly back on trend, and for good reason. A splash of healthy greenery instantly lifts a space to make a room feel fresh and welcoming. On top of that, indoor plants are great for purifying the air, creating a healthier home. If you feel like one of your rooms is lacking a little something, try adding one of our favourite plants for the home.
1. Fiddle Leaf Fig
Ask anyone who owns a Fiddle Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata) about their plant and, chances are, they will tell you how much they adore it. Fiddle Leaf Fig mania has taken the interior design world by storm in recent years. Loved for their large glossy, leathery leaves, they make great house plants. They are fantastic as larger specimen plants – in a large container they can easily grow to around two metres tall.
Great for: This plant adds a sculptural element and wow factor to a room.
Light: Place near a window that gets bright filtered light, but keep away from harsh direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.
Water: As they hail from a tropical climate, most experts advise keeping this ficus steadily moist and in a warm room where possible.
Tip: Do not allow it to sit in too much water or it can suffer from root rot.