Who shares my love of succulents? If you’ve followed my blog before, you know, succulents thrill me and that gardening is a passion of mine. Plans are already underway for the kitchen garden and as spring approaches I’ll be sharing this and some of the other outdoor projects I’ve been working on over the past few years.
After sweeping up the pine needles and putting away all of the Christmas decorations the house feels clean and wonderful but it also leaves a craving for green plants around me.
According to design trend reports, like House Beautiful, Pinterest, and Better Homes and Gardens, I am not alone. In 2022, biophilic design is a major trend for interior design. Biophilic design’s foundation is centered around the basic human need for nature. Humans seek to connect to nature because our brains are imprinted with the necessity for food and shelter. In the beginning, nature provided these things AND it still does. After 2 years spent primarily in our homes, it’s no surprise we’re left longing for a connection to the outdoors, to our surroundings and our roots.
An easier way to think about biophilic design is simply bringing the outdoors into our spaces. Today, I’ll share 1 of 2 very simple design elements, to show you how I’m bringing the outdoors inside at my house and surfing along with this trend!
Who shares my crush on succulents? To be more specific, it’s echeverias that I’m crazy about. These are the succulents available in rosette shapes with tight thick leaves in shades of pink and green, ahh heavenly! I’m fascinated by the architectural quality of this species and can’t get enough of them so naturally, this is where I started.
Since my interior style leans toward French, I learned many years ago to buy things in pairs. Symmetry is fundamental to French décororating. To get started I pulled out 2 of my ceramic urns, bought several small echeverias, and in a matter of minutes voila, a pair of darling succulent urns ready to perch on my living room secretary.
I happened to have 2 small terracotta pots just the right size to fit into the ceramic urns. For succulents, almost any container will do as long as it has holes in the bottom for good drainage.
I used waxed paper to fill the bottoms of the urns so that the pots, once planted, would be the right height.
Next, I filled the terracotta pots with potting soil and added the small plants. I gave the pots a good watering before nestling them into the urns.
Press moss into any blank spaces to give the arrangement a polished look.
This pop of green is just what this secretary needed to bring it to life in the cold winter months. If you share my love of succulents, give this gardening project a try and you’ll be right on trend for 2022!
I’d love to hear from you! What are some things you do to bring the outdoors in?