A couple months ago my friend Sarah, Mila and I went plant shopping. We were on a mission to add beautiful foliage to Sarah’s living room. We went to Lowe’s and found the Dragon Tree and Corn Palm plant there. Sarah scored the Japanese Aralia and Rubber plant on Facebook Marketplace for a great price. It was such a productive day! We got the plants, pots, soil, and moisture meter, went back to her place and got them all potted in a day. I wasn’t expecting to find pots for the plants too, so it worked out great!
We found gorgeous pots for the plants at At Home. There was so many beautiful planter pots to choose from! We had fun picking out pretty pots that go perfectly with the plants. The ceramic pots are great because they have the bottom saucer for drainage attached to them. I love how her living room looks with the new greenery! I especially love the blue pots and the contrast of the plants against them.
Sarah is transforming her living room into a beautiful space. She’s been adding decor to the room such as the awesome southwestern style rug, horse art, pouf and now houseplants. I love the warmth of the colors in the space with the tan walls and the orange couch. The blue tones are a nice accent that balance everything out and provide some coolness into the decor. The houseplants look amazing in the room and add vibrancy, beauty and positive energy into the space!
In Feng Shui, plants are the best enhancer to any place in a room because they bring life and with that beneficial energy. They purify the air and enhance certain areas of our lives depending where they are located on the Bagua, the Feng Shui energy map that divides the home into nine different sections. These sections represent different areas of our lives. Here you can see a visual of the Western Feng Shui Bagua map.
In Sarah’s living room the Corn plant is located in the far right corner of the room, the love and relationships area. The Rubber plant and Dragon Tree are located in the wealth section, the far left corner. In the knowledge and wisdom area is the Japanese Aralia. If there are areas you would like to improve, place a healthy plant there to enhance that area of your life. It is important to maintain your houseplant because in Feng Shui if a plant is neglected, wherever it is located in the Bagua is an area that can then become neglected as well. The plants are enhancers in our lives when they are taken care. I think they are symbolic of us as well. When we nurture a houseplant, we nurture our own life. I wrote an article, here with simple tips to help your houseplants thrive.
The houseplants in the room are:
- Corn plant (Dracaena fragrans)
- Rubber plant (Ficus elastica)
- Madagascar dragon tree (Dracaena marginata)
- Japanese Aralia (Fatsia japonica)
My favorite of Sarah’s indoor houseplants is the Rubber plant in the stunning teal ceramic pot. Which houseplant is your favorite?! Do you have any houseplants in your living room? I’d love to see photos!
Sarah’s plant filled living room