We are all aware that ‘first impressions’ usually last, whether you are making an impression of yourself to another individual or you are making an impression of a home. And when it comes to homes and properties, even something considered for all intents and purposes ‘inanimate’ can be brought to life with the right vision and dedication. Your show home is the first home your clients will see, and it should offer them a glimpse into what could be their life in that particular home. It follows that your show home must have the most suitable design and have a combination of personality, warmth, efficiency and practicality at the same time. In short, your show home will be the face of the company. It’s therefore important to create an atmosphere that is warm and inviting – and plants and greenery can help you achieve this. But what plants and greenery can you use to add warmth and vitality to your show home? Here’s your list.
Snake plants are one of the best indoor plants, and they stand out because they are low maintenance and can survive in low lighting conditions. Aside from this, snake plants have long, upright leaves that give a striking look to your show home, and they are also known to purify the air by removing toxins such as benzene, trichloroethylene, and formaldehyde. In fact, showhome interior design experts like Blocc use snake plants repeatedly in their show home creations because they fit with any interior and are also affordable.
Philodendrons are popular indoor plants, and their heart-shaped leaves distinguish them. You can place them on tabletops or shelves, and you can even train them to grow on a support pole or trellis. Philodendrons can thrive in low to medium light conditions and are ideal for adding a tropical feel to your show home.
Pothos are another plant that is easy to maintain, and they also thrive in low light. They have heart-shaped leaves that come in a range of colours, such as green, white, and yellow. In addition, pothos can be trained to climb support poles or grow as hanging plants. They also have air-purifying qualities (like snake plants) and can remove toxins like formaldehyde and benzene.
Fiddle leaf fig
Fiddle leaf figs have become very popular, and for good reason. These tall plants are full of large, lush leaves that add a touch of elegance, and they prefer bright, indirect lighting. They can even grow to two metres in height, making them perfect for large spaces.
Here, peace lilies are one of the most in-demand indoor plants, known for their air-purifying qualities and attractive white flowers. Peace lilies can grow to a metre, adding class and elegance to any show home.
Rubber plants are known for their large, shiny leaves that make any room look sophisticated and chic, and they prefer bright, indirect lighting and can grow up to 2.5 metres tall, making them ideal for large indoor places. They also purify the air by removing toxins like the abovementioned benzene and formaldehyde. Happy choosing, and good luck!