There's no better feeling than the mood-lifting sensation you experience when you're surrounded by nature — the feel of soft grass on your feet, the sweet smell of flowers, the sight of lush greenery. So it's really no wonder that furniture designers are looking for inspired ways to incorporate more green inside our homes.
"Living furniture" is on the rise, and these furnishings and accessories go way beyond just planters. They're functional, practical, and comfortable, not to mention beautiful. Furniture designers, retailers, and even artists are offering all sorts of growing home decor pieces, both big and small. Lightpot planters from Studio Shulab and Babylon Pendant lights from Object Interface infuse a touch of nature into any room:
There are also larger pieces, too, like the the Plantable by Jailmake, the Growing Chair by Michel Bussien, and the Modern Plant Chair by Zhuo Wang, all of which are designed to act as a piece of furniture and an artistic statement.
Not only are these pieces beautiful, they're potentially good for your mental health too, since surrounding yourself with nature and plants can help lower your stress levels, according to a recent study from the University of Twente in the Netherlands. Plus, many of these designs feature greenery that will improve the air quality in your home.
While most are considered art installations or they're still in the conceptualization phase, there are plenty of fun DIY projects that allow you to experiment with the trend, like this side table succulent planter from Better Homes & Gardens, this moss bath mat, and a DIY grass chair. Now your gardening obsession can really take over your house!