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I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I’ve been living in my apartment for nearly 5 months without furniture. The adulting struggle has been real y’all. Finally, I’m dedicating the next 3 months to creating the living space I’ve been dreaming about. Included in that space is plenty of plant life.
So just to give you a brief back story, I moved into my apartment at the very end of April. I was there all of two weeks before jetting off to Ecuador on an adventure trip/vacation with a group friends. You can read about my favorite food spots in Ecuador here. Once back home and re-acclimated to work life etc. I was able to finish decorating my room. You can check out that makeover here. My next task was to work on the living space. Unfortunately, before I could toss some money on new furniture, I lost my job. Bummer! So that pumped the breaks on that. Now, I’m back on the income train and ready to complete this project.
It’s perfect timing too, with Fall around the corner, I’ll be more inclined to spend more time indoors and I really want a cozy living space to call my own. This past weekend, I discovered my favorite vintage furniture store was having a sidewalk sale and decided to swing by. On the way, I stopped into the newly opened plant boutique, Flourish. While there, I bought some new greenery and scored some fresh plant decor inspiration too! Flourish is located in the hip North Loop area that is home to cool coffee shops, trendy boutiques, and some great dining spots as well.
4 Low Maintenance Plants to Spruce Up Your Living Space
Aloe Vera is a wonderful house plant to have around. My grandmother always recommended that we keep them in the house in case we injured ourselves. The gel inside has amazing medicinal properties and has been used to heal wounds, sun burn, and as a digestive aid. Though I don’t recommend trying these remedies without consulting a doctor first, I do love having my own natural medicine in arms length.
Aloe Vera requires very little water and but need plenty of sun. Read more about caring for your Aloe Vera plant here.
Perhaps the most low maintenance of the bunch, air plants rely literally on the moisture it picks up from the air (and occasional soaks) to thrive. Read more on how to care for air plants here! No soil needed. Can it get more easier than that? I think not. These are great wall plants and are perfect for glass terrariums. I’ve picked a few of my favorite planters for this particular plant. And if you don’t have the time to shop your local nursery, I’ve picked a few air plant kits you can purchase as well!
I discovered this fun piece at Flourish. It’s a low maintenance piece that looks so fun in the home. There are numerous ways you can have fun with this wild creature. So be forgiving with the planter or vase you use for this. And stay tuned for an easy (the only way I like DIY projects) up-cycled planter tutorial I’ll be sharing on the blog soon! Subscribe now, so you don’t miss it!
You can read about how to care for your corkscrew grass here.
I have a love hate relationship with succulents. They are soooo trendy and I completely understand why. They are low maintenance. I’ve had them in the past and I didn’t have the best of luck with them. But this time around I’ll be sure to take proper care for my new little one.
All of these plants were purchased at Flourish at really affordable prices. I spent about $50 on the plants and the vases. Not too bad if you ask me!
Decorating with greenery can be so much fun! Be sure to subscribe to my email list for more home decor inspiration!