The Pantone 2017 Colour of the year is 'Greenery' which is a refreshing and revitalising shade. Whether it means you embrace the colour itself literally or introduce it through plants in the home, it is the perfect way to add a breath of fresh air into your space.

Today, I am talking about the flora variety. I recently introduced some plants (both real and faux) into the home and I'm keen to introduce more! Just a few simple plants have instantly liven up the home and has added colour and texture to an otherwise very neutral coloured space.

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Houseplants also improve air quality, are easy to care for, require minimal time and most importantly when positioned correctly, can truly make a space. They also have a positive effect on our moods, emotions and well-being.

You can add greenery into little unused areas like windowsills, corners, open shelves and even walls. I currently have a few in my living/dining space and I've positioned them on shelves and in dead spaces. My big fern is positioned near the window as I've been told it needs a lot of light to thrive. I would definitely like to have some hanging terrariums too but I'm not sure if it's possible with our false ceiling... They are not very heavy so it should be possible I guess...

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Orchids are on my list too. I prefer the cymbidium variety rather than the phalaenopsis but I think they are both absolutely gorgeous and makes a space so much prettier!

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Another plant I've been eyeing is the fiddle leaf fig but I don't think you can get it here... It's popular with a lot of bloggers I follow and I think both the tree and plant versions look so lush!

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Also I've seen many Eucalyptus on instagram. It's simple, versatile and inexpensive and smells wonderful (apparently! I don't know) but again I haven't seen here in Mauritius.

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Cacti and succulents are a great option for those looking for something low maintenance. They require minimal watering and are hardy and durable.

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For those of you who don't have green fingers, you can always incorporate greenery by adding some faux flowers and plants. They are a hassle-free alternative and involve no maintenance whatsoever. I have some faux magnolias on my dining table and they instantly add a fresh touch and I literally don't need to do anything to them. I also bought some faux succulents which sit nicely on my shelf too.

Faux magnolias and succulents
Some green plants
Succulents that I will be bringing back from my inlaws

So since I live on a tropical island I guess my next additions will be orchids and I wouldn't mind a big palm or two... I'll also be getting hold of some succulents and other plants from my inlaws soon.

Go ahead and revitalise your home too!!

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