Houseplants are many-sided and so diverse that each of us can find his own special pet and even create an inimitable and exclusive collection that will speak about tastes and preferences better than other design moments in your interior. Today, unusual, large-leaved or expressive plants are very popular, appealing to geometry and strict lines, surprising with flowers and forms of growth. But no matter how fashion changes, one type of plants never loses its relevance – indoor openwork cultures. Like luxurious lace, they seem to be surprisingly curly, then unusually refined. And although openwork plants are also different, all of them are united by elegance, cheerfulness and beauty of details.
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The openwork is classic and not very
At the mention of openwork houseplants, ferns with their filigree structure of leaves are always the first to come to mind. But in fact, lacy can be called both plants with a complex patterned structure of leaves, and cultures that are not at all like a fern. After all, small foliage in dense curly bushes also evokes associations with openwork greenery, even if the plants have a completely different structure, character and form of growth. A variety of plants, which are assigned the epithet “openwork”, can surprise with a considerable range of characteristics and qualities.
Among lace plants there are:
- decorative deciduous crops with complex feathery leaves;
- small-leaved plants creating curly lace and ornamental crown patterns;
- original succulents;
- flowering crops with airy, delicate inflorescences;
- extravagant plants with the finest stems and leaves that create unusual silhouettes.
The only feature that unites all openwork indoor plants is the presence of an abundance of small and very beautiful details. An unusual section or structure of leaves, carved or small foliage, causing dozens of associations, details that make you look closely at the plants – this is the only criterion that can be called a reliable sign of openwork. But even in him everything is individual and relative. For some, a palm tree seems tracery, for others, a much stricter selection criterion is needed. But such plants are recognized as special at first sight.
The influence of lacy plants on the interior is inimitable. They are some of the strongest eye-catching green accents you can add to your home. They literally grab everyone’s attention, offering an unsolvable and endless visual puzzle. It is impossible to catch all the nuances of the beauty of openwork plants, and you want to constantly admire them and examine every detail.
This property is irreplaceable when decorating rooms. With the help of properly selected openwork plants, you can completely transform the atmosphere in any boring corner and divert attention from any unsightly detail. They are optimistic, dominant, distracting accents that can emphasize the purpose of a zone or object, and bring animation to any setting.
This effect is especially pronounced when placed at the level of countertops or coffee tables. But one more feature of such plants should be taken into account: even the most visually weightless and transparent of them conceal space and visually reduce it. The more they influence comfort and the more elegant they make the atmosphere, the more secluded and intimate the room or its separate zone is perceived, the more the feeling of spaciousness is lost.
Openwork plants are always placed so that they can be admired without hindrance. Many cultures feel good in groups, but all their advantages can be appreciated only when displayed in splendid isolation – so that all lines of the silhouette, each leaf or inflorescence are visible in all details.
Let’s get acquainted with the most original, fashionable, albeit not always non-standard openwork room stars.
For a list of the best openwork indoor plants, see the next page.