Living in a big city often means being surrounded by walls of concrete and stone. Often, there is little space for greenery and many of us do not have the luxury of taking a leisurely stroll in our own backyard. But that does not mean you give up on trying to add a bit of natural freshness to your interior. And the lovely collection of ideas on display today will not only spice up your home, but will also bring a new-found zest to your culinary skills as well! That’s right; it is time for a practical and beautiful indoor herb garden.
Growing herbs indoors does not require a whole lot of space or effort and the best part is that you can start off small; really, really small. Instead of thinking about an expansive herb garden, think of just one or 2 herbs that you regularly use in your cooking and absolutely love. From here, it is all about improvisation and expansion! So, are you ready for some herb-tastic inspiration?
Think Outside the Box!
When you think of indoor herb gardens, kitchen is obviously the place that first comes to mind. Yet, you can easily cultivate a lovely herb garden beyond the kitchen and fill it with perennial and seasonal species that can create a lovely, natural focal point in any room of your choice. Most herb gardens do not require a whole lot of water and a little sunshine will do. The window sill is often the perfect spot for a small herb garden at home and everything from DIY Mason Jar designs to old tin cans converted into potters can get the job done neatly. Custom shelves and planters make the process a lot easier and are ideal for those who are not too keen on DIY solutions.
Good Old Pots
When it comes to an indoor herb garden, it is really hard to look part the aesthetic and functional presence of the charming herb pots. These small and elegant pots come in a variety of designs, finishes, shapes and sizes. The best part of it is that you can create a herb garden that matches the style and theme of your existing kitchen and the cute pots can add both color and patterns as well, when needed. Once again, it is the window sill that plays host to the herb pots, but for those looking for space-saving solutions, a series of herb pots hanging from a rail is the ideal option.
The convenience of the potted herbs ensures that you can move them around when needed and they can grace everything from the living room coffee table to the kitchen counter, depending both on the time of the day and the season. Wall-mounted ceramic pots can create an elaborate herb garden that over a period of time can turn the boring wall into a living masterpiece in green!
An Island with Green Tinge
Bored with the whole ceramic pots and mason jars routine? It is all too old-fashioned and mundane for you? Not to worry, as here come a series of awesome kitchen islands that have built-in space for your small, indoor herb garden. We absolutely love this contemporary solution and the design of the island ensures that there is absolutely no structural damage caused by the growing herbs whatsoever. Next time you need a hint of rosemary or a touch of thyme, you will not have to scurry around to find them. Fresh ingredients right at your fingertips!
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