Elevate Your Home with Plant-Dedicated Spaces


As our lives become increasingly busy and fast-paced, finding moments of tranquility at home is more important than ever. Creating dedicated spaces for plants within our homes transforms them into personal havens of well-being. Indoor plants bring vibrant life indoors, purifying the air, reducing stress, and enhancing the overall ambiance of your living space. GAP Homes understands this connection between nature and well-being. Let us help you create the perfect spaces to bring the beauty and tranquility of plants into your home.

Designing Plant-Dedicated Spaces

Windowsills & Shelves: Harnessing Natural Light

Sunlight is essential for most houseplants. Your window sills are prime spots for sun-drenched plant havens. If space is limited, strategically placed shelves can expand your growing area. 

Tip: Rotate your plants regularly for even light exposure.

Vertical Gardens: Maximizing Space

Creating Living Walls Vertical gardens offer a space-efficient way to bring greenery into your home. They turn walls into living works of art! Consider DIY solutions using repurposed materials or opt for ready-made vertical garden systems. Choose cascading plants, trailing vines, or edible herbs and greens! 

Tip: Pay attention to mature plant size and watering needs when selecting plants for vertical gardens.

Balcony & Rooftop Gardens: Outdoor Green Oases & Edible Havens

Whether you have a small balcony or an expansive rooftop, you can transform your outdoor space into a thriving green haven – and a source of delicious homegrown food! Container gardening is perfect for balconies. Get creative with Maltese rooftops – build wooden raised beds, utilise wall-mounted planters for strawberries, and add trellises for climbing vegetables like beans or cucumbers. With Malta’s abundant sunshine, now is the perfect time to start your spring garden – imagine harvesting your own fresh tomatoes and herbs!

Integrating Plants with Interior Design

Plants can be powerful design elements. Use large, statement plants like a fiddle leaf fig or a bird of paradise as focal points in your living areas. Create clusters of smaller plants, like succulents or ferns, for a lush look on shelves or side tables. Match your pots and planters to your home’s décor for a cohesive style. Tip: Consider trailing plants like pothos or English ivy to soften hard lines and fill vertical space.

Bathroom Boost: Choose Humidity-loving plants like ferns, orchids, or peace lilies thrive in bathrooms.

Bedroom Bliss: Snake plants are ideal for bedrooms, as they release oxygen at night and improve air quality. Other options include spider plants or calming lavender.

Key Tips for Plant Care

Light Considerations: Some plants love direct sun, while others prefer shade. Assess the light in your home and choose plants accordingly.

Beginner-friendly options: Start with hardy plants like snake plants, pothos, or ZZ plants for easy success.

Air-filtering Plants: Choose peace lilies, spider plants, or certain dracaena varieties for extra air-purifying benefits.

Watering: Understand your plants’ water needs. Succulents need less frequent watering than tropical plants.

Fertilising: Diluted liquid fertiliser once a month during the growing season helps most houseplants thrive.

Common problems: Keep an eye out for pests or signs of disease. Address issues early.

Embrace green living in your Malta home!  Whether you’re looking to enhance your current space or seeking a new home with plant-friendly design in mind, GAP Homes can help.  If you’re in the market for a new home, make sure to check out our Current Developments, a selection of newly built, highly-finished homes designed with modern living in mind.