Everything You Need to Know About Fiddle Leaf Figs (Plus Where to Buy One)
The impressive (and some say intimidating) fiddle leaf fig isn't the newest or most buzzing indoor plant variety. You've most likely seen it already in many an influencer's home or coastal-inspired beach shack on Pinterest. But, the truth is, it's glossy, larger-than-life leaves, growth potential, and indoor benefits mean that we're hedging our bets and thinking it will (still) be the It plant everyone will be looking to buy this summer. How do we know? The interior community is still in love with it. As mentioned on Domain, Chicago designer Summer Thornton says she uses fiddle leaf figs to make any space feel "younger and fresher."
So, if like us, you are already thinking how to nail that laid-back aesthetic come warmer weather, from the new linen you're going to buy or the summer cocktails you're planning on making, we suggest getting in early with these tips on how to style a fiddle leaf fig in any kind of living space and where to shop your own.
layer with frames
For a killer feature corner that doesn't require a big spend, place your fiddle leaf fig ($139) just in front of a few favourite prints in mismatched frames. Placing the plant off-centre will add a nice balance to the corner. Add a vintage inspired stool to the mix and you've got yourself a perfect focal oasis.
add a statement pot
Fiddle leaf figs ($55) like regular watering, so you want to make sure to allow for a pot that has good drainage and can be moved into sunlight easily. If you have a minimal vibe to your home, adding a rattan-textured or cement pot will add a beautiful, contrasting element to your plant.
MIX & MATCH
When it comes to lush greenery, we definitely believe that more is more. Fiddle leaf figs ($120) have strong features and therefore combine perfectly with softer plants, such as angel's hair and licorice plant leaves. Adding smaller plants and bigger plants on different levels will emulate your own forest getaway within your living space.