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Bringing the Outdoors In: Transform Your Home with Indoor Gardening

Written by: Marissa Goodman


In the hustle and bustle of modern life, our homes become our sanctuaries—place where we can unwind and reconnect with what truly matters. What better way to achieve this than by bringing the beauty of the outdoors into our indoor spaces? As we celebrate National Gardening Week, let's explore how you can create a harmonious indoor garden with plants, furniture, and accessories that blend the lines between indoors and outdoors.

The Benefits of Indoor Gardening

Indoor gardening offers a myriad of benefits beyond the aesthetic appeal of lush greenery. Plants can improve air quality by filtering out toxins and increasing oxygen levels, making your home healthier. They also add a touch of tranquillity and promote a sense of well-being, enhancing the overall ambience of your living spaces.

Indoor plants do wonders for air quality. While you might be drawn to their visual appeal, their real magic happens at a molecular level. Plants like snake plants, peace lilies, and pothos act as natural air purifiers, filtering out toxins like benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene. They also increase oxygen levels, turning your home into a breath of fresh air—literally. If you've been looking for a simple way to improve your indoor garden, adding a few green companions is a great start.

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It's no secret that greenery has a calming effect. Studies show that being around plants can lower blood pressure, reduce stress, and boost overall happiness. Indoor gardening is an easy way to bring the soothing vibes of nature into your home. Whether you're working from home, relaxing, or entertaining guests, having plants around helps create a peaceful atmosphere. During Gardening Week, why not start your indoor garden with something simple like a succulent or a low-maintenance pothos to test the waters?

Here's a fun fact: plants can actually make you more productive. Having a bit of greenery on your desk or in your workspace has been shown to improve focus, creativity, and overall cognitive function. It's like having a natural energy boost without the caffeine. So, if you're looking to up your work-from-home game, consider adding a fiddle-leaf fig or a ZZ plant to your setup. They look great and might even help you meet those deadlines.

Who doesn't love a bit of colour in their life? Plants bring more than just green—they bring joy. The simple act of caring for a plant, watching it grow, and seeing it thrive can be incredibly rewarding. It's like having a tiny piece of nature's beauty all to yourself. During Gardening Week, consider experimenting with a variety of plants to find the ones that bring you the most joy. Maybe it's a flowering peace lily or a low-key cactus—whatever makes you smile.

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Choosing the Right Plants

Selecting indoor plants that thrive in your home's specific conditions is key to creating a vibrant indoor garden. Here are some recommendations for plants that are both low-maintenance and visually appealing:

Fiddle-Leaf Fig (Ficus lyrata)

The fiddle-leaf fig is a statement plant with large, violin-shaped leaves that make it a focal point in any room. This plant thrives in bright, indirect light and requires occasional pruning to maintain its iconic shape. Its dramatic presence and rich green foliage bring a sophisticated and luxurious look to indoor spaces.

Monstera Deliciosa

The monstera deliciosa, often called the Swiss cheese plant, is known for its large, split leaves that give it a unique, tropical appearance. This plant can grow to impressive sizes, creating an eye-catching display in your home. It thrives in moderate to bright indirect light and can adapt to a range of conditions, making it a luxurious yet manageable addition to your indoor garden.

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia reginae)

The bird of paradise is an exotic plant with large, lush leaves and vibrant orange and blue flowers that resemble birds in flight. Its dramatic appearance adds a tropical touch to indoor spaces, making it a luxurious choice for creating a striking indoor garden. The bird of paradise thrives in bright light and can grow quite tall, becoming a focal point in your home.

Calatheas are known for their intricate leaf patterns and vibrant colours, adding a touch of elegance and uniqueness to indoor gardens. With a variety of species, each featuring distinctive designs, Calatheas can elevate your indoor decor. They thrive in indirect light and prefer high humidity, making them a luxurious choice for those seeking a plant with a unique visual appeal.

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Broxle Gardening Week, Indoor Garden


Anthuriums, also known as flamingo flowers, are renowned for their bold, glossy leaves and vibrant, heart-shaped blooms. They come in various colours, including deep reds, pinks, and whites, adding a luxurious and exotic feel to your home. Anthuriums are relatively low-maintenance and can thrive in indirect light, making them an ideal choice for a chic, upscale indoor garden.

Creating Indoor Gardens

Indoor gardening isn't just about potted plants on windowsills—it's about bringing a burst of nature into your home in the most creative ways. Forget the usual suspects and think bigger: vertical gardens. These living walls are like art installations, where plants grow on mounted frames, turning a dull wall into a lush tapestry. They're perfect for small spaces that need a touch of the outdoors or for creating a dramatic centrepiece in larger rooms.

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And then there's the joy of indoor herb gardens. Imagine cooking with fresh basil or mint plucked right from your kitchen. Tiered planters and wall-mounted herb racks make it a breeze to keep your herbs close at hand, adding flavour and a splash of green to your cooking space. It's not just functional—it's a bit of the farm-to-table experience in your own home.

For those who love a touch of whimsy, terrariums are where it's at. These tiny gardens are like a miniature ecosystem, complete with succulents, moss, and decorative stones. You can customise them to your heart's content, creating a little world that thrives with minimal maintenance. Perfect for a coffee table or bookshelf, terrariums are a charming way to add some natural beauty to any room.

Planting a tree inside your home might sound like a challenge, but it's a rewarding way to create a dramatic focal point that merges the natural world with your indoor space. Not only does an indoor tree add a unique element to your decor, but it also brings all the benefits of indoor gardening to a larger scale. Trees like the fiddle-leaf fig or the weeping fig (Ficus benjamina) can thrive indoors with the right care and light conditions. By planting a tree inside, you're making a bold design statement while enjoying the added benefits of improved air quality and a stronger connection to nature. Consider placing your indoor tree near large windows or skylights to ensure it receives ample light, and watch as it transforms your home into a lush, inviting space.

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Choosing Eco-Friendly Gardening Products

Sustainability is at the core of Broxle's values, so when creating your indoor garden, opt for eco-friendly products and practices. Consider planters made from recycled materials or sustainably sourced wood, and choose organic soil and fertilisers to ensure a minimal environmental impact.

Our latest collection of gorgeous interiors embodies this harmonious blend of indoor and outdoor elements, making it feel as if your home breathes with you. Picture a luxurious living room adorned with earthy tones and textures, seamlessly integrated with the lush greenery of your indoor garden. Our bespoke designs are crafted to bridge the gap between nature and home, inviting you to experience the serenity and beauty that come with this unique fusion.

Join the Family

This Gardening Week, we're not just cultivating plants; we're nurturing a lifestyle. Dive into the green experience and share your indoor gardening creations with us on social media using #BroxleBeauty. Discover the harmony of bringing nature indoors by joining our exclusive membership today, where the warmth of the Broxle Family awaits. It's a world where beauty and refinement seamlessly blend, offering you a unique invitation to elevate your living space.

Transform your home with indoor gardens that breathe life into your surroundings. As a Broxle Member, you get privileged access to our exquisite collections, designed to honour your passion for beauty and elegance. Enjoy exclusive rates that celebrate your commitment to style and design. Let Gardening Week be the beginning of your journey to "Live in Beauty," where every plant, every flower, and every touch of green makes a statement.

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