Reset, Refresh, and Redecorate with Houseplants! - Georgina Garden Centre

Reset, Refresh, and Redecorate with Houseplants!

Happy New Year, and welcome to another cold month in Keswick! It's no secret that winter's chilly days and long nights can give many of us a bad case of the ‘blahs’, but plants can help you keep your sanity—for real! In this guide, we'll dig into the magic of redecorating with winter houseplants, focusing on some of our favourite tropicals, succulents, and hanging baskets. Not only will your house look awesome, but you'll feel pretty great, too!

Embrace the Chill with Indoor Greenery

We know January's going to be cold, but don't let that stop you from lovin’ on your greens. There's something deeply fulfilling about the contrast between Keswick's frosty outdoor landscapes and the lush, vibrant greenery inside your home. Incorporating plants into your home's decor this winter creates a cozy and inviting atmosphere, boosting your mood significantly and alleviating that feeling of being trapped indoors while you wait for spring.

Health Benefits of Winter Plant Decor

Beyond the obvious fact that they look awesome, decorating with houseplants in winter offers significant health benefits, too! Plants are well-known to improve indoor air quality by removing pollutants and increasing oxygen levels. Additionally, their presence has been shown to reduce stress, enhance mood, and improve concentration, making them essential companions during the winter months—especially for those with itchy green thumbs!

Beating the Winter ‘Blahs’ with Plants

Indoor plants can have a blissful and therapeutic effect on our well-being; after all, something magical always seems to happen when you bring nature indoors! This year-round connection to plants has been shown to alleviate the winter blues, so by strategically-placing plants in your most visited indoor spaces, you can boost your spirits and create a more positive living environment.

Keswick's Winter Plant Trends: What's In and On the Rise

Stay on-trend in 2024 by incorporating popular winter plant varieties like the Instagram-worthy fiddle leaf fig or the always-elegant monstera deliciosa. These statement plants add a touch of sophistication to your home, keeping you in tune with the latest interior design trends. Stop by the garden centre today to find these and all the other great houseplant varieties we currently have in stock!

Choosing the Right Indoor Plants for Winter Decoration

When selecting indoor plants for your winter redecorating, go for low-maintenance varieties that thrive indoors. These are some of our favourite plant picks for Keswick homes: 

  • Spider Plants are known for their air purification abilities, ease of care, and quick growth.
  • Orchids' exotic blooms in vibrant hues add a touch of the tropics to any room.
  • Snake Plants thrive in low light, require minimal watering, and are also super-trendy! 
  • Fiddle Leaf Figs' large, glossy leaves bring a tropical elegance that's perfect for Ontario homes.
  • Peace Lilies add elegance to the indoors with their white blooms and are great for low-light spaces.
  • Pothos are versatile and resilient and are ideal in hanging baskets for a "lost in the jungle" vibe.
  • ZZ Plants easily tolerate neglect, making them perfect for busy individuals.
  • Burgundy Rubber Plants are stylish and effective in removing indoor pollutants. We especially love their moody, dark leaves!
  • Monstera Deliciosa are trendy houseplants that thrive in bright, indirect light.

Embracing Winter with Succulents

You might think that succulents are for hot summer days, but they're also one of the trendiest ways to decorate with plants indoors over winter months! With their amazing textures and versatility, you can do just about anything with a succulent. Some lower-maintenance varieties you should try this winter include Aloe Vera, Echeveria, and Jade Plants.  

Hanging Basket Plant Arrangements

Hanging baskets are a bonus year-round decor element for any Keswick home. Hang and display them near windows to make the most of our limited winter sunlight, but avoid placing them near heater vents or cold drafts. Trailing plants such as ivy and pothos are also perfect low-maintenance plants that are sure to keep you in touch with nature all winter-long. 

Incorporating Plants into Winter Home Decor

Make the most of your winter plant decor with some of our favourite design tips for those chilly Ontario winters:

  • Arrange the various textures of beautiful succulents in clusters for a visually-dynamic centrepiece.
  • Opt for geometric terrariums to add a modern touch to your indoor display.
  • Personalize your arrangements with unique pots or vintage containers for an eclectic vibe.
  • Elevate your indoor spaces with wall-mounted planters to save space and create an eye-catching vertical garden.

Winter Plant Care Guide

While your houseplants will generally require less care in winter, it's still important to carefully monitor their watering and lighting conditions. Here are some of our top indoor plant care tips for Keswick homes:

  • Monitor Moisture: Ontario winters can get pretty dry, which means lower indoor humidity levels, so adjust your watering to keep your plants from drying out! If you're struggling to keep your indoor plants happy and humid this winter, humidifiers are always a great option.
  • Lighting Matters: Ensure your plants get sufficient light, supplementing their natural sunlight with grow lights if needed.
  • Avoid Temperature Changes: Houseplants are sensitive to temperature changes, so keep them away from direct cold drafts near windows and direct heat from vents and radiators.
  • Monitor Pests: Keep an eye out for potential pest problems and remedy them accordingly. If you're not sure, one of our houseplant experts is always ready to help!

Why let the winter ‘blahs’ take over when you can turn your home into a lush indoor paradise with the power of plants? Embrace the chilly season with open arms and lush greenery, and watch as your home transforms into a cozy retreat from those winter blues. For more Keswick-specific plant recommendations, help with winter redecorating with houseplants, or winter plant care tips, come visit us at Georgina Garden Centre in Keswick, Ontario, today!

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