Need convincing that you need fiddle leaf fig trees? Read on!
If you spend anywhere near the amount of time I do looking at beautiful interiors from around the world, you’ll find (and probably agree) that adding plants to interiors add life, warmth, elegance and at times a grand element. And one of the all time BEST indoor plants is the fiddle leaf fig! It’s large leathery foliage, slender bare base and height really has a presence yet it fits into even smaller rooms with ease.
One of the things you need to remember about interior decorating is that the room is 3D – and we often forget to pay attention to the heights of varying elements in a room. If there are things at different heights, you create more interest and richness visually. You can use a play-with-heights to draw the eye to something in particular – perhaps beautiful ceiling panels, or curtains.
The fresh lime green colour of the leaves lend a freshness to any decor and the sculptural quality of the overall shape of the plant really does work in any decor. From the images in the gallery, you’ll see that fiddle leaf figs work in any style from a more formal setting to a completely modern or urban look.
Personally, I love symmetry. I have Kelly Hoppen’s creed (ie “create symmetry, then gently break it”) running often as a mantra in my design and I feel that fiddle leaf fig trees work beautifully in pairs – framing chairs, bookshelves, any scene, really.
And a major bonus – especially for plant-killer like me – you can get some incredibly realistic faux versions!!
Add a gorgeous pot, and voila! You’ve just upped your style stocks! Have a close look at the pots in the photos – there’s such a diverse range. From woven, to ceramic, to a more a more earthy look. One of my favourites is the red square pot (it complements the chevron rug in the room!).
Which one is yours?