Tips For Greening Up Your Apartment

What do most calming and inviting spaces have in common? Lots of plants and greenery! BentallGreenOak Residential Services has a few tips you can try to help you green up your apartment this Fall.


Indoor Plants

When it comes to visual impact, adding plants to your apartment is a no brainer. They create a relaxing and stress-free ambiance, making your home the ideal place to return to after a long day. A lot of plants have air-purifying and sleep-promoting properties, so there are some health benefits, too. A beautiful palm looks great in any corner. Because they are large, they make a great statement piece. Another great option is a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree.


Balcony Plants

Whether you have a small or big balcony, you can make this space your outdoor garden! If you get a lot of sunlight during the day, make sure to get plants that tolerate those conditions. Aloe, succulents, cacti, basil and most herbs love the sun, so those are great options. Lavender and begonias are perfect for the balcony and they smell lovely, too. If your balcony is shaded then you can pretty much grow anything. Choose something like a Pothos, ZZ Plant, Begonia and Ferns.


Herb Garden

If you plan on making an herb garden indoors, make sure you place your plants by a window or somewhere where they can get at least 6-7 hours of sunlight. A few easy herbs to grow include basil, mint, rosemary, thyme, sage, oregano and parsley. You can get a big pot and plant them yourself, or buy a pot with fully-grown mixed herbs which you can just maintain. 


Botanical Art Prints

You might call this cheating, but it works! Botanical art prints may not count as real plants, but they can have a similar effect on your mood and ambiance. Both Etsy and Wayfair sell a large variety of prints which you can print in any size you like.


Vertical Succulent Garden

If you don't have a lot of free surface area, you can always create a vertical succulent garden. Not only is this a great way to add greenery to your apartment but it also makes a beautiful living wall art. Additionally, succulents don't require much care, so they are perfect for anyone who has a hectic schedule or travels a lot.


So there you have it! Whether you want an herb garden or just a few beautiful plants inside your home, your can green up your apartment in no time. We hope these tips from BentallGreenOak were helpful! For information on BentallGreenOak properties across Canada, please visit our website.