Now more than ever, people are looking for ways to bring the outdoors into their plush properties in the city. Whilst many tenants are stuck at home; they’ve found themselves longing for a green space to relax in after a long day of working from home. Many modern apartments are often small and lack greenery or communal garden areas. As green spaces have many wellbeing benefits, developers are designing future properties to include sky gardens or terraces for tenants.
Whilst most people living in small apartments may have to head to the nearest park for exercise or a place to sit and relax, many people are now looking to make the most of their property and create green spaces within their home.
Since studies have shown that green spaces help minimise stress and boost mental and physical health, it’s no wonder people want to include them in their living space.
Below are just a few suggestions on how you could create green spaces in your home, no matter how small it is.
Scatter potted plants and succulents
Potted plants, flowers and succulents not only look aesthetically pleasing but add a level of freshness to a home whilst helping to purify the air. As air circulation is improved, your apartment will feel like a much cleaner space to unwind in. the best thing about indoor plants is that they’re much easier to look after, so there’s no need to panic if you don’t have the greenest of fingers! Start small with decorative succulents and work your way up to larger potted plants to dot around your home.
Use the balcony or sky garden
Perhaps you’ve been fortunate enough to secure an apartment with a dedicated green space. Some luxury developments include a balcony or garden terrace giving you plenty of opportunities to create some greenery. You could add a beautiful herb garden on your balcony to include kitchen ingredients such as Rosemary and Thyme to help form your favourite dish. When summer kicks in, look to add Mint and Basil to the mix and stir up the perfect cocktail to enjoy as you lounge on the balcony.
The possibilities are endless, and if you’re looking for inspiration on how to create greenery in your apartment, check out development properties with sky gardens in urban developments from companies like RWinvest. Browsing these kinds of properties should spark some creativity on ways to incorporate a green space in your own home.
Optimise window sills
There’s no need to go overboard and turn every corner of your home into a green space. Look to limit greenery to a section of your home and dedicate that area as a place to relax and calm the mind. You may wish to keep your plants and succulents on the windowsills if you’re really trying to make the most of your real estate. Again, herbs or cacti are great pieces to enhance a space or go a little wilder and decorate the window sill and wall with ivy or hanging spider plants, allowing the foliage to hang free.