One of the easiest and most fun ways to spruce up your new apartment is by adding some greenery to your living spaces. Many herbs and indoor plants are very simple to grow and maintain, so you can be successful even if you don’t have any gardening experience!
The apartments at The Batch Yard are the perfect place to get growing and the building’s Pinterest board is one of the best places to find inspiration. If growing indoor plants at your new home is your first experience with greenery, it’s best to start simple. The 10 Indoor Plants You Can’t Kill pin provides everything you need to know to get started. The ZZ Plant needs little attention in the way of sunlight and water and the Watermelon Peperomia only needs water about once a week and can survive in anything from part shade to bright light.
In addition to adding beautiful decor, plants can also help purify the air in your apartment. The 8 Indoor, Air-Purifying Herbs pin provides information on what to plant to keep your home’s air extra fresh. The best herbs for air-purification are rosemary, lavender, basil, mint, jasmine, geranium, coffee plant and woodbine. And the best part is that you can cook with some of these too—try adding basil or rosemary to a pasta dish or mint to your cocktail!
Once you decide what to plant in your new apartment, you need to figure out what to plant it in. Instead of a boring old pot from the hardware store, try painting it to match your apartment’s color scheme. The same goes for a plain wooden box—a couple of coats of bright paint will create a place to plant and a beautiful new decoration. Mason jars placed either in a table or attached to a wall-hanging also make cute, inexpensive planters for your home. And if that’s not enough, you can find more ideas for creative planters here.
Make your new house a home with some easy-to-grow indoor plants and herbs. They not only look beautiful, but the plants can help purify your apartment’s air and become dinner ingredients!