Living within the confines of the tall skyscrapers of the concrete jungle with the latest smartphones and modern gadgets, we are leading a life far removed from the joys of nature. Our tiny apartments with small living spaces force us to think that bringing in some greenery is an impossible job. There is no denying the fact that when you live in a tiny apartment with no backyard, growing plants isn’t such an easy feat. But though it may seem intimidating at first, if you are passionate about nurturing some plants in your flats in Guwahati, there is nothing but sheer joy in the hobby.
There are several proven scientific benefits of surrounding yourself with greenery; plants calm us down, help air quality, and may even boost life expectancy. If you are hustling most of the time while living in a small city apartment, you’ll surely find it tricky to get your dose of greenery time. However, there are a lot of space-maximizing techniques for introducing plant life into tiny living areas.
These days, you will find very low-care plants like succulents gaining popularity as they look absolutely adorable and require minimal attention. If you are really keen to inject some greenery into your living space with a minimum fuss, expense or space expenditure, we have a few hacks lined up that will transform your living spaces a natural oasis.
- Create a Green Wall – A miniature version of the latest trend of “Vertical Gardening”, a green wall is the big new thing in architecture and interior design. They’re perfect for people who don’t have a lot of floor space and involves an interconnected system of plants that hangs vertically. With a little DIY, you can create your own green with some plants and a planter system from a hardware store.
- Grow herbs indoors – For those who are equally passionate about both greenery and cooking, indoor herb gardens are a great option. You can easily find a great variety of indoor-growing planters for various edibles, from Mint to Rosemary, depending on your light levels and availability of space. If you’re blessed with a large kitchen with a window, it will serve as an ideal place for growing fresh herbs that will not only enhance your mood but also your food.
- Try hanging your Plants – If you have vertical space but no space on the ground, you can opt for hanging planters. You can hang multiple plants in one string in different ways that look chic and also maximize space efficiency.
- Build a Small Greenhouse – Living on the top floor, blessed with a roof? A miniature greenhouse is surely a great way to take advantage of lots of heat and light. With a little assistance from the local nursery, you can set up a small greenhouse that focuses heat on sun-loving plants like cacti and succulents, and they’re easy to buy. Depending on the weather conditions, you can even nurture a vegetable garden in your new flat in Guwahati.
Introducing greenery into a small apartment isn’t too tricky. All you need is a little ingenuity, some spare cash and a willingness to learn the basics of gardening.