Written by Jenny McFarlane

Easy interior garden ideas from Chelsea Flower Show

From a new indoor garden trend to how to create the perfect shelfie, we asked the designer behind the IKEA installation at Chelsea Flower Show 2018, for houseplant styling tips.

ikea and indoor garden design #plantswork installation at chelsea flower show 2018

Image: Rachel Warne

Indoor Garden Design‘s Ian Drummond teamed up with IKEA at 2018’s Chelsea Flower Show to create #plantswork, an indoor garden installation, showcasing the latest indoor garden design ideas. 

With the news that Pinterest has seen a 265% increase in saves for ‘indoor garden’ ideas, we got Ian’s top tips for creating an interior garden, whatever space you have, 

A stylish space saving idea

hanging plants in the ikea indoor garden design #plantswork installation at chelsea flower show 2018

Image: Rachel Warne

If lack of space is a problem, hanging plants are a great option. Dry-loving houseplants are a good choice here, so think about Rhipsalis or Scindapsus.

Monstera, the gorgeous cheese plant is another choice, hang it before it gets too big and enjoy the wonderful shadows it will cast across the room.

Create a plant shelfie

cabinet shelf in Ikea x Indoor Garden Design #plantswork installation at chelsea flower show 2018

Image: Rachel Warne

Group some of your favourite plants on a shelf along with other possessions to create a very personal shelfie.

It’s such a lovely way to arrange plants and makes the most of their different sizes and textures. (When creating shelfies, just make sure the plants have similar requirements for light levels).

Open plan space divider

ikea with indoor installation #plantswork by indoor garden design at chelsea flower show 2018 

Image: Rachel Warne

Group taller plants together to create a ‘garden’ within the space which also acts as a beautiful room divider.

New garden trend: Houseplants in water

houseplants in water by ikea and indoor garden design #plantswork installation at chelsea flower show 2018

Image: Rachel Warne

Dispense with earth and pots altogether and expose the roots in a clear vase of water.

Try Sanseveria or Clusia to create a strong look and remember to change the water every two weeks.

 

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