The design conundrum of “how to make the most of a small space” gets a lot of attention these days. But sometimes creating a cozy environment in a lofty room can be equally challenging. One easy fix for looming spaces is to fill them with an indoor tree. Here are five examples from Gardenista.
Above: Consider adding a bit of Mediterranean romance in your home with a silvery potted olive tree. Willis Orchard carries a large variety of olive trees in myriad sizes. A 5 to 6 foot Lucca olive tree is $185. Photo via image from AnoukB & Marjon Hoogervorst.
Above: Framing a lofty bed, a lemon tree provides an intimate canopy. Meyer Lemon trees grow indoors, but remember that these citruses need from eight to 12 hours of sunlight per day. Organic, 3-year-old lemon trees are available at Four Winds Growers for $49. Photo by Mikael Dubois. Styling by Lotta Agaton.
Above: Take advantage of the tropical climate in your lofty bath to grow bananas. Aarons Farm offers a variety of types and sizes, including large ornamentals (no fruit) similar to the one above; $109. Image via Skona Hem.
Framed in the doorway of this striking space by Lotta Agaton, an abundant fig softens the monochromatic decor. A 3- to 4-Year-Old Celeste Fig is available at LemonCritusTree.com for $56.
Above: A potted ginkgo enjoys the sun at this Malibu ranch. Photo via House Beautiful.
Are you looking for a slightly less lofty alternative? Don’t worry, here are a few favorite Mini House Plants to choose from.
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