The sink in my kitchen is positioned in the corner below two angled windows. As a result, there is a large amount of empty space that, if left bare, looks pretty cold and ugly. My solution has been to keep plants and cut branches or flowers in a sort of rotating gallery.
Here are some tips in making your own plant corner:
- Choose plants, branches, and flowers that you enjoy looking at and tending to. I adore ferns and a green bloom, which is why I have a mix of baby tears, single madenhair and lemon button ferns.
- Always have a few vases full of something you cut from your yard or garden. Even if it is a branch from a tree, the second you stick it in a jar of water it becomes interesting and dramatic. I’ve got a vase with two long tree branches and another with American boxwood.
- Leave the plants in their actual plastic container, as opposed to actually transferring them into pots. This way you can rotate the plants around.
- Make the space functional as well; grow herbs that you use in cooking or brew sun tea amongst the plants.
- Mix architectural pieces or artwork within the groupings of plants for an eclectic look. Here, I’ve taken an old lantern and treated it like a terrarium.