There’s just something about plants that calms the soul and makes everything feel better, and when you’re spending a lot of your time in the kitchen, it’s only natural for you to want more of them there. This isn’t just the only advantage of having plants in the kitchen either – a mini herb garden or growing some of your own veggies is incredibly healthy, not to mention how much money you will save by growing some of your herbs and veggies indoors.
If these reasons didn’t make growing your own plants or decorating your kitchen with them worth it, just imagine how beautiful they will look.
There are countless herbs and indoor plants that you can grow in the kitchen. Either dedicate a counter to them, or a shelf next to the window and you’ll have a never-ending supply of fresh herbs to sprinkle over your savory dishes, and something to make your kitchen smell nicer when there’s nothing cooking on the stove.
Here are some herbs and plants that can grow well in the kitchen:
Not only is mint a really fresh-smelling and pretty potted plant, but it also produces really beautiful flowers. Mint leaves are used in all sorts of dishes, from sauces and raitas in Indian cuisine to drinks and beverages.
Rosemary is a great plant for anyone who doesn’t want to have to put too much work in their indoor garden – it thrives even when you don’t water it enough. All you have to do it put it next to a window or where there’s light, and do minimal maintenance once the plant is all settled in.
It can be used in soups, casseroles, meat dishes, and a lot of other things as well.
Like a lot of the other herbs on this list, parsley is used for its flavor in various cuisines. The plants are easy to grow in small pots along the windows too.
Cherry tomatoes are a great addition to any salad, and they’re very cute as plants. You can get them in various shades of yellow or red, and they can produce a lot of tomatoes in the warmer months.
You can use the tomatoes in salads, pasta, sandwiches, and even some other savory dishes as a substitute to tomatoes.
These plants are a bit harder to grow and bigger, but you’ll have enough cucumbers from a single plant to feed a family of four and then some.
You can order all these indoor plants and more these days thanks to same-day plants delivery available nationwide.
A View to the Garden
If your kitchen is small and you think you don’t have enough room on the shelves for the plants you want to put there, don’t worry. You can still work with the room you have, and even give yourself and visitors a charming view outside your kitchen to a small backyard garden.
You can plant all the things you want if you have a backyard or a porch outside the kitchen, and maybe even invest in bigger windows so the view is clearer.
Most kitchens in modern houses are open plan, which means even if you take some kitchen stuff (like the decor) outside, it adds to the general ambience of the kitchen. And even if you don’t have any counter space, you can dedicate a small section of the floor to your indoor gardening.
Take a small ladder or a flower pot shelf, and then stack your pots and plants there. This is actually better than growing small plants at the windows because you will be able to get plants that are slightly larger and wouldn’t originally fit there.
If you’re not a fan of growing plants in your kitchen, consider floral arrangements and decor. The best place for a floral arrangement in a vase would be the kitchen island or dining table, but you can also try wall mounted flower pots or shelves in the area.
Floral arrangements are versatile and dynamic – if done right, they can transform the whole look of the place. From tropical themed blooms to beautiful and feminine arrangements, you can make pretty much anything with a little imagination. Here are some ideas:
Simple and Elegant
If your kitchen isn’t too loud and you like to keep it that way, consider simple monochromatic arrangements with a single type of flower, or arrangements with one larger and one smaller type or flower with some leaves and twigs for dimension.
Flowers like roses, daisies, and hydrangeas are most popular for arrangements like this.
Another alternative is to make the flowers colorful and go all out – these arrangements work best either with just flowers or a lot of extra materials in the floral arrangement, and the theme is usually tied together with the help of the container you keep the flowers in.
Tulips and roses that come in multiple colors are popular choices, but you can also mix and match multiple flower types.
Single Flower Arrangements
For the small kitchens and people with limited space, plain single flower arrangements are the perfect choice. You can find things like simple glass containers and even wine glasses to place the flowers in.
One little bud in the middle of your small dinner table will look great, as well as on top of any flat surface you feel is best.
Nature Inspired Interior Decor
When you don’t want any plants in the kitchen at all, you can add bits of it in other ways. Wooden patterns, floral wallpapers, and nature inspired wall art are all great ways to make your kitchen pop with some greenery!