Rooting for Indoor Trees

Trees are for forests; they can live inside. In fact, indoor trees are a wonderful way to bring a bit of the outdoors in your home. Just be sure the tree you’re planning to get is suitable for indoor usage. Ficus, jade, Norfolk Island pines, citrus trees and palms are some common indoor trees.

Whether you opt for a regular ficus tree, which can be purchased at most home improvement centers, or a rare specimen, a tree adds a exceptional presence to any interior. Be sure to follow the maintenance instructions for your chosen plant, and prune trees to keep their shape.

Listed below are a dozen insides that feature indoor trees. In the bathroom to the entryway into the dining area, there’s no area of the house that can not benefit from a living, growing accent.

Island Architects

Ficus are a common indoor tree, and here you can see what they look like if they have grown to extreme heights. Coupled with a wall of paned glass, these ficus trees provide an almost outdoor atmosphere to this dining space.

Justina Blakeney

A tall, round-leafed tree increases the bohemian-chic aesthetic of Justina Blakeney’s house, which she affectionately calls a “jungalow.” Blakeney’s indoor trees and houseplants certainly increase the junglelike appearance.

RLH Studio

A tree isn’t just for diverse interiors. Here a very traditional room with a dramatic bay of windows is emphasized with what seems to be schefflera, a bushy treelike plant commonly called an umbrella tree.

Mary Prince Photography

In an extreme example of bringing the outdoors in, this Vermont house was constructed around a green ash tree. A rubber membrane around the tree in the ceiling allows room for the tree development while keeping water out.

Burnham Design

Trees which are meant to be grown as houseplants will occasionally have a semi automatic trunk like this admirable specimen.

Mauricio Nava Design

Within this modern Houston interior by MN Layout by Mauricio Nava, a punklike hands develops in a glass-walled corner. Contemporary settings can be paired using mod-looking trees similar to this one.

John Lum Architecture, Inc.. AIA

An area with extra-high ceilings is almost begging to get a tall tree. Here two comparable trees include symmetry and elevation into a living room by John Lum Architecture.

G. Steuart Gray AIA

A tree is a spalike addition to a bathroom. In this luxurious setting, two ficus trees are put in the open shower space of a dramatic bathroom made by G. Steuart Gray.

Dewson Construction Company

A sunroom is constantly improved by houseplants and especially by small trees. Here there is a ficus implanted near the windows, and some evergreens can be viewed.

Robeson Design

A bit of greenery is also an inviting way to welcome visitors to your property. This entryway by Robeson Design is emphasized by a ficus tree, which has smaller leafy plants planted in its base to get a double dose of flora.

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