Homegrown: Creating a Garden Indoors - OKA Blog
FREE DELIVERY WITH CODE FREEDEL1218 - details

FREE DELIVERY WEEKEND

With code FREEDEL1218

Valid from Friday 14th - Sunday 16th December 2018. UK mainland only. Excludes express delivery. Enter code FREEDEL1218 at the checkout. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with another promotion/discount and cannot be applied retrospectively.

FREE DELIVERY WITH CODE FREEDEL1218 - details

FREE DELIVERY WEEKEND

With code FREEDEL1218

Valid from Friday 14th - Sunday 16th December 2018. UK mainland only. Excludes express delivery. Enter code FREEDEL1218 at the checkout. Offer cannot be used in conjunction with another promotion/discount and cannot be applied retrospectively.

0 items - £0.00
  • Homegrown: Creating a Garden Indoors


    Plants, flowers and trees are not just for outside, so why not bring your garden indoors? We aren’t suggesting you bring the lawn and chickens inside, but by adding the right plants you can completely transform your home. Whether you’re looking to create a wild paradise, a sophisticated sanctuary or just a room with some flowers in it, we can show you how to weave that natural feeling into your home elegantly using a mixture of real and artificial flowers and plants.

     

    Shop Faux Flowers & Plants

     

    HOW CAN YOU CREATE A ‘WILD PARADISE’ INSIDE?

     

     

    Triomphe Tripod Table, Faux Plants

     

    Let’s start by going completely all out, creating a room bursting with plants. This is not to everyone’s taste, but if you believe that you should really be living in the jungle rather than a concrete block, but are a bit too attached to modern conveniences to actually make the move, then this is the look for you. Opting for artificial plants en masse is a wise decision: you won’t need to spend hours watering them or clearing up dead leaves off the floor, just a quick dust now and again is all they need to keep looking fresh.

     

     

    Faux Iris Stem, Small George Club Chair

     

    This style works particularly well in light and airy rooms – think conservatories, hallways and bathrooms. There’s something particularly exciting about a bathroom that looks like it’s been slightly overcome by nature. Picture one of those old-fashioned metal tubs, surrounded by greenery and maybe a few trees, with overhanging branches – the Blue Lagoon of bathrooms.

     

     

    Mandalay Offering Table, Faux Ivy Spray, Heligan Arched Window Wall Mirror, Faux Mop Head Hydrangea Stem

     

    To create the ‘Wild Paradise’ look, we used a variety of our faux plants, trees and flowers, as well as a combination of real plants. As we proved with the previous three images, it doesn’t matter where the room is or what colour the walls or furniture are, the ‘Wild Paradise’ can be recreated anywhere – just find a light, open room and the right plants, trees and flowers, both real and faux.

     

    HOW DO YOU MAKE A FABULOUS FAIRY TALE ROOM WITH FLOWERS?

     

     

    Faux Magnolia Stem, King Size Tuvalu Bed & Mattress

     

    Fairy tales don’t exist, or do they? You may not believe you can live your own fairy tale but we can assure you, if you wake up in a bed covered in silk flowers (such as these ‘Magnolia’ Stems) every morning, you’ll soon find yourself looking for the talking mice (Cinderella), trying to avoid all apples (Snow White) or attempting to fly your carpet (Aladdin).

     

     

    Driftwood Wall Mirror, Faux English Musk Hybrid Rose Stem, Astrid Chest of Drawers

     

    Entwining flowers into your bed frame or mirror instantly makes your room look romantic, and more than a little magical. Artificial flowers are the only way to pull off this look long-term, due to their malleability and everlasting nature.

     

    HOW CAN YOU MAKE A ‘SOPHISTICATED SANCTUARY’ INDOORS WITH TREES AND PLANTS?

     

     

    Angel Vine Pleached Tree, Duncliffe Dining Table, Large Dufton Planter, Murciana Goat Hair Armchair, Grunewald Screen

     

    The ‘Sophisticated Sanctuary’ look is created by including a few plants in a room but not letting them dominate. The trees, flowers or plants are additions rather than the main focus. It’s particularly effective in a modern room, as adding a tree or two is a quick and easy way to ground and/or separate an open-plan space – here we’ve used a real olive tree in a rustic wooden planter. Feel free to add a touch of greenery and maybe throw in some faux flowers, and don’t forget: a ‘Sophisticated Sanctuary’ always looks better with some nature-inspired prints.

     

     

    Angel Vine Pleached Tree, Grunewald Screen

     

    We particularly love the Grunewald Screen (seen above). Combined with the miniature faux topiary, it makes you feel like you’re looking into a forest (unlike the ‘Wild Paradise’ where you feel like you’re actually living in the forest). Any nature print as a backdrop would work – try our Summer Garden or Fern Framed Prints.

     

     

    Magritte Mirror, Versailles Coffee Table, Faux Double Casa Blanca Lily Stem, Esmeralda Vase

     

    Create or keep that natural look with cushions designed to naturally blend in.

     

    HOW DO YOU BRING A ROOM TO LIFE BY ADDING A FEW FLOWERS?

     

    Petworth Extending Dining Table, Colombes Dining Chair, Faux English Garden Rose Stem

     

    What if the ‘Sophisticated Sanctuary’ is too much for you? “A tree inside, are you crazy?”, we hear you cry. And you can’t even comprehend the concept of a bed entwined with flowers, let alone a room overrun by plants. That’s okay, it’s not to everyone’s taste. Let’s look at something much simpler…

     

     

    Callanish Dining Table, Samsara Linen Slip Cover For Echo Chair, Faux Summer Garden Bunch, Set of 12 Bird Paintings, Palmetto Lamp

     

    So, a room with some flowers in it. Actually, even a small bunch of flowers can look wonderful. Use them as a centrepiece on your dining or console table. If you want to be slightly more adventurous, you can use more than one bunch. Every table looks better with some flowers on it – they add a burst of colour and instantly make a room look more alive. And if you want to push the boat out, why not add some natural prints and maybe envelope a single bud into each napkin on your dining table?

     

     

    Treviso Bench, Faux Magnolia Stem

     

    HOW ABOUT CREATING A ROOM WITH ABSOLUTELY NO PLANTS, FLOWERS OR TREES?

    We know you exist, you plant-hating people! We have no problem with you staying away from flowers, but how do you feel about some pictures of plants? You get all the organic beauty and can still keep your floor and table spaces free. Tempted?

     

     

    Set of 8 Framed Fern Prints, Triomphe Side Table

     

    Here at OKA, we have a vast collection of incredibly lifelike artificial flowers, available as individual stems or bunches. We’ve also designed a collection of artificial plants. Faux plants and flowers are generally easier to maintain than the real deal, especially if you’re using lots of them, but don’t be afraid of mixing in a couple of natural flowers or plants in a predominantly faux landscape.

     

    We’d love to see your creations, so take photos of any rooms where you’ve used plants, flowers or trees and share them on Instagram or Twitter with #okaflowerpower.

    Previous Post   Blog Home   Next Post