Ferns: A New and Exciting Decorating Trend

Among interior decor fans, ferns are the new obsession. Are you daring enough to use them in your home?
Ferns: A New and Exciting Decorating Trend

Last update: 22 January, 2019

Ferns have become one of the most popular new decorating trends this year. Yes, ferns. Those hanging plants with the long trailing, leaves, that have been a part of our lives in some way or other for as long as we can remember.

The difference is that they have now become a real trend, with textiles and objects featuring fern leaf designs, and – it goes without saying – the natural plant itself being used to decorate homes. If you want to know how to decorate with this plant we all know and love, read on.

Ferns have long, trailing fronds.

Firstly, it’s important to note that green is one of the most popular colors in this year’s fall and winter decorating trends. So, all interior decor styles featuring green elements are a really great option.

The number one option when it comes to green decorative elements is evergreen plants. These trusty companions are sure to brighten up even the darkest of corners.

However, we would go as far as to say that the fern, in all its various shapes (and colors), is the undeniable king of household plants.

Another, related style, is the botanical trend. Birds, flowers, and insects feature heavily in posters and other decorative elements and are perfect for decorating walls and bed sheets to keep you warm throughout the cold winter months.

How to decorate with ferns

If you can, you should always go for natural plants. As well as looking beautiful, they’re also pretty easy to look after (we’ll tell you more about this later in the article). This makes them perfect for those who don’t have much confidence when it comes to looking after something living.

In this case, we recommend that you put them on a table or hang them from the ceiling in your entrance hall. They’re also great for bathrooms.

Another area in which you can use fern designs is your bed sheets. There are plenty of brightly colored, Nordic style sheets, or more subtle fern designs, calling to mind rain forests and romantic style decor. They come in lots of different styles, showing ferns in all their different shapes, shades and sizes.

You can also add extra touches of green using cushions, highlighting the bohemian style created by your ferns.

 Where to place your ferns

Ferns are great for adding a natural touch to your bathrooms.

And what better place to decorate with ferns than your table? You can find some really beautiful bowls and plates painted with fern designs, and other, more organic and handmade items in the shape of fern leaves. Add a few rose-pink glasses and a floral table cloth, and you’ll create an elegant and unique look.

Let them climb your walls... No, you’re right, this isn’t a climbing plant. What we really mean is that fern leaves are perfect for framing, and using to decorate the walls of your bedroom or living room.

If this seems a bit complicated, you can actually buy framed decorations with fern leaf motifs from most decorating stores.

And while we’re talking about walls, we should also tell you about fern leaf wallpaper. This is a great option. Large fern leaf designs will give a breath of fresh air to your home. Combine them with a simple sofa or armchair, in a strong color like blue, yellow or green. This is a really beautiful look, combining two great trends in one.

How to care for ferns?

Ferns are pretty easy to look after.

We’d like to give you a few pieces of advice on how to keep your ferns happy and healthy:

  1. Ferns are shade-loving plants but do still need indirect sunlight. You can place them near north-facing windows.
  2. Ferns need high levels of humidity.
  3. Ferns need a constant temperature, ideally between 59°F and 68°F, to keep them in good condition. Try to take good care of them, and make sure to give them high-quality plant food. As well as plenty of water, give them fertilizer or manure once a month. This will help them to grow lush, thick and strong. If you notice that your fern has some dry leaves, be sure to remove them. These are very hardy, durable plants, and are fairly resistant to pests.
  4. It’s best to move them into a larger plant pot once a year, as they grow quickly, and need plenty of space to let them reach their full potential.

We really love this trend. Are you ready to try it out in your home?

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