The urban jungle trend was a big hit in 2017 but it’s still going strong in 2018. You see it particularly in living rooms because that’s where you usually spend most of your time and can enjoy it most. But have you ever thought of turning your bathroom into an urban jungle? It’s just that little bit more original than in a living room and will make your shower or bath session even more relaxing. This article gives you a number of tips for creating your own urban jungle in your bathroom.

What is an urban jungle?

The urban jungle trend seeks to emphasise the contrast between the natural world of green plants and what is generally considered an urban look. It’s like bringing the natural world indoors. This is especially nice if you don’t have a garden or balcony, but even if you do! After all, houseplants make any room look more inviting, they create a sense of serenity, they purify the air, and they add oxygen to an indoor environment. Houseplants have many advantages! And in the bathroom, having all those plants around makes you forget any worry you might have. It’s just like being on holiday!

Also read: Here are the 3 green trends for 2018

Plants in the bathroom?

You might think plants wouldn’t survive in a bathroom with its damp and usually dark environment. But some plants simply love these conditions! The Anthurium, for example, simply loves the heat. These plants actually prefer a high humidity, so they’ll feel right at home in a bathroom.

Tips for creating an urban jungle in your bathroom

The urban jungle trend emphasises the use of green houseplants: few flowers but lots of green leaves. Combine an odd number of both large-leaved houseplants and smaller plants. This will create a more jumbled look so typical of a real jungle. For a whimsical effect, try placing a tall houseplant next to a much smaller one on a little wooden stool and hanging a trailing plant next to that. To perfect the urban jungle look, combine the plants with other items made of natural materials such as wood, wicker and bamboo. Colours should also be limited to greens, earth tones, white and grey.

Need more inspiration? Then be sure to take a look at this Pinterest board chock-full of urban jungle pictures!