Plants: keeping Nature’s decor out of children’s reach

A friend of mine with a one year old commented how much she loves plants but feels they’re a hazard with her little one around. As infants grow into active little whirlwinds, potted plants either on floors or reachable surfaces will likely end in spilled soil and a messy baby.

Yet, there’s no need to give up on one of the interior essentials.

Here are some ideas:

  • If your shelves are sturdy, place cascading plants on top; this gives a tropical effect
  • frame your favorite flora photographs; they will emit the essence of nature’s beauty
  • go for hanging plants from ceiling
  • speckle a wall with interesting wall planters (as seen below); these give texture and satisfy your leafy need

Which of these modern plant options do you prefer?

{image credit: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

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4 thoughts on “Plants: keeping Nature’s decor out of children’s reach

  1. I don’t have children but I do have two VERY energetic pups. I have succulents all over our apartment as well as fresh flowers, not gonna lie there have been spills in the past. I love the wall hangings…but I wouldnt put it past my little devils to knock those over too.

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