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We love to have interesting and beautiful plants to brighten one’s home, but when having small children around it can be difficult to keep both the kids safe and have natural décor at the same time. From choosing the appropriate flora to the way you display it. Check out our 5 creative and child-friendly tips to having plants in the home!
1. Horizontal to vertical
Ditch the ceramic pots and turn a succulent or low-growing indoor garden into a work of art by placing it on your wall. Vertical gardens are extremely trendy and come in a variety of colours that make the garden seem like a 3D piece of art. It’ll be up high to stop children from tripping over them or digging the plants out. So it’s a win-win situation!
Here is a wall hanger that will look smart both indoors and outdoors.
2. Terrarium Gardens
A great way to have a child-friendly garden indoors is to have the kids take care of their own plants. Terrariums and bonsai trees are basically a full-fledged garden, but in a more manageable size and kids will love being in charge of it. They come in an endless range of plants, colours, containers and sizes. Not only will they create an appealing atmosphere, but also you’ll be able to have plants in the home without the worry.
3. Pocket Plants
A great child-proof way to keep plants in the home is to place them off the ground! If you have a vintage apothecary or even a small cupboard you no longer need, why not make it look as though they’ve been sitting there forever by placing plants in a few of the drawers. This is a clever way to display plants that’ll accentuate your piece’s vintage charm and out of your kids way!
4. Faux Antlers
Staghorn ferns will become your new best friend! Displayed on a wall, they look just like traditional antlers with a fun, green twist and can be used in a number of creative designs. Plus they’re 100% safe for children and if placed up-high they’ll be out of the way for the little ones.
5. The Right Choice
Picking kid-friendly plants can be hard, especially if your children have allergies or the tendency to grab! If grabbing is your concern, why not stay away from putting cacti or succulents in your home, just until the little ones are old enough. Flowers are always a great way to go! Why not try planting Primroses in the patio or placing Lavender and Marigold in the house to brighten up your rooms.
Hopefully these tips have gotten your creative juices running and you’re now about to refurbish your home with an array of flora in a creatively child-proof way!