Trend Alert: Giant Trees Indoors
When it comes to making big design statements, most things worth doing are worth overdoing. That’s how we feel about indoor trees: more is definitely more. Giant trees can add floor-to-ceiling style to any space, sprucing up neutrals with lush, green colour. The natural texture and height that large trees bring to a room make them our new favourite way to bring the outdoors in.
Scroll for 11 rooms with giant trees that leave us green with envy.
In this bar lounge area, an indoor tree provides a pop of colour off neutral furnishings and décor. But the real statement is the proportion of the tree. Slightly overgrown and grazing the ceiling with uneven branches, it’s an unexpected touch of nature in a cool, minimal space.
An indoor tree can help to split an open layout into two spaces. In this room, the tree just touches the ceiling, its height breaking up the dining room and sitting area and adding a casual, natural touch to complement the sleek, sophisticated décor.
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Why not maximise high ceilings and exposed beams with a giant tree that stretches skyward? The shades of cream and natural wood finishes in this living room help to accentuate the perfect green floor-to-skylight centrepiece.
When selecting the right tall tree for your living room, opt for one that suits your signature style. A cactus captures a Southwest-inspired midcentury vibe, whereas a palm tree nods to tropical and East Asian influences.
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To create the illusion of a large tree with a slightly smaller alternative, try displaying a mid-sized tree on a table to add height. Surrounded by eclectic décor, this palm tree reaches for the rafters from its tabletop perch.
The sky's the limit as a metallic planter makes a tall tree shine in a simple, minimal entryway. This tree does double duty as wall art, its height creating a mural effect as it snakes toward the skylight.
This tree creates a juxtaposition of natural, earthy vibes with modern metallics and glass. The scale variation feels perfectly balanced, from the tree to the large-scale mirror to the smaller decorative plants and objects on the shelves.