Here at Chameleon Interior Designs we strive to maintain a close bond with nature. That’s why we’re always trying to find new and innovative ways to bring the outdoors inside. Introducing houseplants and green foliage to your home or workplace not only makes your interiors more aesthetically interesting, but has also been proven to boost mood, productivity and purify the air. Here’s some inspiration for ways to bring the green trend into your home this spring and beyond. For the Living Room As a place of rest and relaxation, your living room should breathe life in abundance. Proven to reduce stress levels, surrounding yourself with houseplants is a great way to create a green oasis in your home. Design tip: A tall or short planter elevates your plants to different heights adding depth and structure, creating the illusion of a forest scene. For the kitchen Growing herbs in your kitchen is a fantastic way to give your space a lift (as well as adding a touch of freshness to your cooking). The beautiful fragrances that herbs naturally release transport your kitchen to the Mediterranean, while splashes of green add vibrancy and interest. Wall planters are s a tidy and innovative way to store your fresh herbs, without cluttering up your surfaces. Design tip: Herbs and plants aren’t the only things you can display in your wall planter; storing fresh fruit such as lemons and limes in the handcrafted ceramic bowl will add fun and colour to your interior. For the bathroom Being short on space does not mean you have to scrimp on foliage. Suspended from a single brass-ceiling hook a ceiling planter is an innovative and stylish solution to growing plants in a small, narrow space. Design tip: Bathrooms are a great place to grow houseplants that thrive in more humid environments. Aloe Vera is incredibly useful and easy to care for, as it can survive on the humidity of the bathroom alone, whilst English Ivy is one of the best plants for air purification. For the Office Whether in a home office or professional workplace, there are many reasons why green should be incorporated into an interior design plan. With a wealth of evidence to suggest the presence of plants increases creativity and productivity levels and reduces stress, there’s no better time to go green. Design tip: Positioning plants using our a wall or ceiling mounted planter makes them easily visible even from your desk, meaning you’ll never miss out on the benefits of green.