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Turn your home into a Pinterest worthy jungle full of plants and flowers

by Komal Patel

J and I have been working on turning our home into a funky, bohemian oasis with a TON of plants EVERYWHERE.

Our apartment, in Somerville, Massachusetts, is by far an abnormally large place considering the proximity to the city + it’s CHEAP.

We really lucked out on our humble abode and are trying to make it as homey, and as our own, as you can get when you live in a rented place.

So, right now. It’s winter. There is about a foot of snow outside of our house as I am typing this.

Not so fun.

However, on the inside are the beginnings of a tropical sanctuary.

 Plants breathe life and make a room feel so fresh and bright. Everything is alive!

It is proven that when you are closer to nature everything’s better – your general well being, physical health and life expectancy.

So why not bring the outside, inside, and create a mini, temperature controlled (you guys know I don’t like it too hot) escape inside of your home?

Turn your home into a Pinterest worthy jungle full of plants and flowers


You have to decide how much you can handle. Taking care of plants is no joke. It takes time.

Some plants need to be watered more frequently, or need a rotation of new soil, lots of light etc. the list goes on.


Know the plants environment. You wouldn’t put a succulent in the bathroom – succulents like a super dry environment so they can thrive – a bathroom is usually pretty humid.


Don’t play it safe! For the longest time I thought I was a murderer.

A plant murder. Slap on the cuffs and take me in officer.

Super dramatic.

Turn your home into a Pinterest worthy jungle full of plants and flowers

Turn your home into a Pinterest worthy jungle full of plants and flowers

Once I did a little research (ugh…work?) I got my watering schedules down for my plants, which ones needed more light and from there, it was super easy!

I managed to keep an orchid alive for over a year (going on 2 now!) and I upgraded my murderer status to queenie. QUEEN OF THE PLANTS.

Over dramatization again.


Once you are ready to take the plunge, head on over to your local Home Depot, garden center, whatever, and pick out those babies!

Make sure you pick a variety. I don’t know if this is true or not, but I totally believe all my plants thrive off each other.

I remember once, one of my orchids was dying so I put it next to my super active orchid and within a few days the other once seemed to flourish.

When one plant flourished the one right next to it did and so on.

Make your display totally personal to fit the vibe YOU want.

Turn your home into a Pinterest worthy jungle full of plants and flowers

Grab different textures – big leaves, small leaves, colors, heights, prickly, fragile, meaty, overgrows, copper pots, terracotta, maybe you keep it in the black plastic pot it comes in.



All of our plants are in baby stages right now and we are going to add more into the living room and on the shelves in our dining room.

Our goal is to have a total jungle by the end of the year.

Creating a vibe.

Some other cool things you can do to make the appearance of woodiness, or jungliness (making up words again) is to create wall art.

I got my Pinterest on when J and I took a hike up the Fels last year.

We found this awesome looking branch so I got this bright idea of hanging it up in our house.

J mounted it while I got crafty with my glue gun, rope, mason jars and little pebbles.

We hung it up, got a vine plant (I freaking love those plants) and started to wrap its leaves around the branch as it grew.

Turn your home into a Pinterest worthy jungle full of plants and flowers

Fun right!

This project was not pricey at all and brought a lot of character to our dining room.

 As we continue to furnish our place and add more plants I will update ya’ll via Instagram!

Should I do a post on all our funky furniture? Maybe a video with a peek inside our home?


What is your favorite plant, flower, tree….whatever? Let’s chat!



Sweet and Masala

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Rebecca March 15, 2018 - 12:00 am

Plants are great for cleaning the air in your home. Great post!

Jhilmil Bhansali March 15, 2018 - 5:05 am

I love it when my house is surrounded by the greens with shades of beautiful flowers. And all this is due to my love to be more and more closer to nature. Amazing idea and look to have a jungle in home:)

Jenny March 15, 2018 - 5:12 am

Yesss!! I love it. Do you still have the orchid I got you from your birthday? I remember seeing it last time it was blooming – it had so many petals! My succulents died when I transitioned them from the spoiled weather of SD to the socal desert. I think moving is sometimes hard on plants. I love this! Would love to see your furniture and want to plan a trip there when it starts warming up ❤️

Karen March 15, 2018 - 9:40 am

Oh wow! These are incredible!! I am from Hong Kong and my mum absolutely loves plants, but we live in an apartment. What we do is kind of similar, but your wayof doing it is so much more aesthetically pleasing! (Don’t mind while I try to replicate it 😉


Dalene Ekirapa March 15, 2018 - 11:11 am

I totally love this idea of having plants and flowers inside he house but it is unfortunate to know that I have never thought of planting any! Your house really looks beautiful with the plants in cute pots and with some intertwining the branches!So lovely!

emma white March 15, 2018 - 11:18 am

oh I love it – my mum boguth me a beautiful plant for Valentines Day and I keep thinking I need to buy more

eliza March 15, 2018 - 11:46 am

I’ve been dreaming for this set up but I know it takes so much hard work – Its truly so pleasant in the eyes yet tedious to accomplish.

Ali Rost March 15, 2018 - 3:25 pm

I couldn’t agree more with the great vibe plants bring! It’s funny because every summer we put all of our plants outside, and then in the fall when we bring them all back in it’s truly like a jungle. I think my favorite out of them all is a jade that we got from a neighbor when she moved away. Not only is it huge, but it reminds me of her. x

Komal Patel March 15, 2018 - 3:44 pm

oo jade!! I need to look into that!

Anooop March 15, 2018 - 11:26 pm

Green is a lively color, and it symbolizes renewal and growth. So it is a great color to have around when you are trying to restart yourself after a hard day. It’s good to have some plants and life inside, when it’s all white and snow outside. BTW, Somerville is an awesome place. Boston is so amazing, I have lot of friends out there.

Fashion and Style Police March 16, 2018 - 9:29 am

I got 2 plants for Mother’s Day and I am not sure how to care for them. Thanks for sharing these tips.

Komal Patel March 16, 2018 - 8:06 pm

What kind? Maybe i can help?

Nathan Reid March 16, 2018 - 2:08 pm

Our home is not a place for any plants. So I really don’t have any idea how to do these things.

David Allen Elliott March 16, 2018 - 6:46 pm

These are all such cool plants that you can have in and around your home. i really like the branch up along the wall. It looks like it does bring the outdoors inside.

Komal Patel March 16, 2018 - 8:06 pm

Thank you so much! Really easy to make

Jean March 17, 2018 - 10:59 am

I love this so much! I do like plants, and know how benenficial they can be, but I’m totally pants when it comes to looking after them! I guess I should probably try and start afresh, as well as doing my homework as I would love my home to look like yours!

Sigrid Says March 18, 2018 - 1:54 am

Your plant collection is so nice! I must say, I was moved by the word “Jungle” because honestly, that’s also how I want our 3rd floor garden to look like. Speaking of which, I am going to buy some new plants next week, too. hihi

Tom March 18, 2018 - 2:52 pm

We would like to have more plants in our house but we don’t have the right combination of floor space and windows. Your “jungle” looks to be thriving though. Congrats on lucking out on a cheap place in Somerville, I live in a town on the north shore of Massachusetts so I know how it can take a little luck to get the right place around here.

Christopher Mitchell March 19, 2018 - 10:34 pm

It’s incredible what a difference some plants can make in your house! They really bring some life into the space, and legitimately bring a lot of happiness!

London Mumma March 20, 2018 - 2:45 pm

I really want to do this and add more greenery into my home, but I have a cat and the pesky thing would only end up desecrating it lol!


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