Ahhh botanticals are back. For me they've never gone away. Ever since I can remember I have surrounded myself with plants. I am definitely happiest among fresh greenery and big leaves and would happily live in an interior jungle did not my rabbits' propensity for munching them require the purchase of expensive pots.
Before Out There Interiors moved to an old farm we resided in a rather pedestrian office in Chalfont St Peter. It was a stark environment very lacking in atmosphere so I invested in eight large Areca palms to add some interest to the space. When we moved the plants couldn't survive in the uninsulated farm buildings so they came home with Mark and I. Mark thought it would be ridiculous to have eight huge plants in such a small space but almost as soon as I dragged them backwards through the front door he relented.
Plants work magic. Not only do they hide a multitude of sins (cables, dodgy paintwork, ugly speakers) they bring your room to life, literally. Everything is refreshed by the addition of a living, breathing green thing. If you haven't yet tried this in your space, 2015 is the perfect opportunity to get involved in greenery. House plants have got more and more interesting recently with the resurgence of succulents, cacti and ferns, and the trend has found its way onto cushions, wallpaper and furniture too.
As you can see I recently succumbed to black walls (they're going to be big!) and I think my plants look magical against them. I suggest grouping various plants together on differing levels. Vary the size and shape of your pots and experiment with the positioning until it looks right to you. Then sit underneath them, talk to them, love them and breathe in the oxygen.