Creative ideas for your urban indoor garden

Winter has an special feeling about being relaxed and comfortable at home, however, most of us dream about the time of year when spring and summer days arrives and brings us good weather, happiness, colors and flowers.

However, all those people who like plants, nature and a healthy environment do not want to enjoy it only a few months per year. They want to be able to have the possibility of smelling the fragrance of a rose or see the powerful red color of a petunia daily. For this reason, I have prepared this exciting post about how to build, grow and decorate your indoor urban garden to make it explode with powerful good vibes along the whole year. Are you ready? Let's go!

Space

We all have in our house some little wasted corners where we don't know which kind of decoration we can place because of two reasons: We don't want to encumber our house with more useless things that don't contribute with anything at all or we just couldn't decide what we wanted to place in that space.

If you find yourself in any of these two alternatives, keep reading because along this post you are going to find several sustainable, colorful and nature alternatives to bring a new breath to your new home through indoor gardens.

Living room, kitchen, hall, study, or even the bathroom - in case you have enough light and space on it to place an indoor garden - is a perfect alternative to place this new trends that is getting stronger between people who look for more nature and sustainable solutions to their houses.

In this paragraph, I just have two recommendations: The first is DO NOT place this exotic indoor garden in any bedroom. And the second - and I advice you from my personal experience - is that one of the best places to integrate your new indoor garden is in the living room. Why? Easy! Through this, everybody will help to make it grow and your family will have a common project that will make you all proud of!

Choosing the plants

There are a lot of different plants that you can include in your trendy indoor garden, however, I have listed some of the most common varieties which are easy-to-adapt plants to indoor spaces. In that list, you can find four big plants varieties: Vegetables, Herbs, Flowers, Fruits.

Vegetables:

  • Peppers
  • Kale
  • Chard
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes - focus on cherry types.
  • Beans, Bush

Herbs:

  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Oregano
  • Chives
  • Lavender
  • Catmint

Flowers:

  • Geranium
  • Alyssum
  • Pansy
  • Marigold
  • Zinnia
  • Petunia
  • Roses
  • Begonia
  • Candytuft
  • Shasta Daisy

Fruits:

  • Strawberries
  • Apples - dwarf varieties
  • Citrus

Light

This is a very important aspect to consider before placing your new indoor garden. As you know, it is not always easy to choose the right place because there are a lot of different variants that can affect your plants, however, I recommend you to choose the place, and then, the variety of plants you are going to include depending on the place conditions.

It is not the same grow roses or tomatoes next to the window that in a less lighting place where they cannot receive the quantity of light they need.

First choose the place, and then, select the plants that will adapt the best to the place you have chosen.

Creative Ideas

This is the final and the most enjoyable step! You have chosen the place and the varieties you are going to include in your indoor garden, now is not the right moment to take a nicely break to have a look some creative visuals about sustainable solutions using wood, plants and love!

Of course, and before starting, I advice you will need some easy-to-use tools as a hammer, brush or painting! However, make sustainable and recycle things by ourselves include getting your hands fully dirty. I really enjoyed choosing colors and designs with my kids! Incorporate your family in the process, it will help you guys get you closer.

Wood Painted Vertical Garden

This design is a very easy-to-make indoor garden. You only need a piece of wood - I recommend you to use pinewood - because it is very easy to manipulate and it is very lightweight.

Painting Tip: Try to choose a color that's already present in the room where you are going to place it. Once you have this main color, you can look for alternative tones to complement it.

Hanging Plants Structure

This is one of my favorite designs. The reason is because you can use it to divide spaces - maybe your living room is too big and you want to separate it in two, or you just want to put it in front of a windows but still allow the light comes into your house.

This is a very versatile way and modern way to welcome new plants into your home, and of course, you can select whatever kind of plant you want on it. Imagine a red peppers plant, cherry tomatoes and a rose all together? Fantastic!

Hanging Herbs Plants Structure

It fits perfect in any kitchen in the entire world! Who do not want fresh herb plants in their kitchen and cook with them? It is the dream of anyone who likes to cook!

You only need some wood planks, good quality rope and some free time to build it. Once you dedicate a couple of hours to assemble it, you will be able to enjoy your fabulous fresh herbs plants to prepare delicious recipes for your family and friends with a useful and sustainable solution next to you!

Terrarium

This is one of the fastest ways to have a indoor garden without spending time building it. You only need to buy a terrarium, some nice plants, and put them into it.