It may sound strange, but in our experience, there are right and wrong plants to pair with your prints. Just like a print portrays an emotion or vibe, the greenery you pair with it can enhance or detract from the overall aesthetic of your space (and your art!). In the spirit of our site-wide 20% off ALL PRINTS sale—which ends tomorrow BTW—we’re sharing our recs on two easy ways to refresh your home. Or in other words… plants and prints!
A new piece of artwork truly has the power to transform a space, and a healthy dose of indoor greenery breathes life into any design. (If you need more convincing, just consult these five reasons to add greenery in unexpected places.) And since the new year has officially arrived, we think it’s an opportune time to refresh your home, with the help of these two easy changes. So without further ado, allow us to share our print picks to scoop up while they’re on sale, plus the best indoor plants to pair with them…
Pair with: Succulent
Of course, Gray Malin at the Parker is riddled with the native cacti that can be found in the Palm Springs desert, but in the interest of avoiding too much repetition, we prefer to pair these prints with a slightly different desert variety. We’re all for low-maintenance indoor plants, so we love sitting a good succulent next to our prints from the Parker.
Faux Succulent in Gold Pot, $34.95
Pair with: Banana Tree
À la Plage as a whole is incredibly versatile, crossing oceans and continents all over the world. But, there’s one thing all of these prints have in common—and that is that they always have us wishing we were on a tropical vacation, literally at all hours of the day. For that reason, you can’t go wrong pairing any of the prints from this series with a classic tropical variety, like a bird of paradise or banana tree (even if you just throw a few faux stems in a vase).
72” Faux Banana Tree, $499
Pair with: Cactus
For obvious reasons, Prada Marfa pairs flawlessly with almost any and all desert houseplants. That said, our favorite way to make this desert chic series shine is by hanging it next to a cactus. It immediately brings out that middle-of-nowhere vibe that we love, and you’ll be glad to have a plant that requires so little maintenance. (P.S. If you have little kiddos or pets in the house that you’re worried about getting to close for comfort, remember there’s no shame in going faux!)
Pair with: Snake Plant
Ah, our favorite Far Far Away… This series is all things whimsical, modern, and imaginative combined, and we can’t get enough of it. But what we love even more? Pairing these prints with the long, reaching leaves of a snake plant by its side. Snake plants are not only easy to take care of, but their silhouette is modern and sleek—perfect for the minimalist vibe of these prints.
Pair with: Olive Tree
There’s something romantic and dreamy about the Mediterranean, and we like our indoor plants to follow suit when it comes to pairing with our La Dolce Vita prints. Instead of the harsh silhouettes of desert greenery like cacti and snake plants, opt for something softer like a potted olive tree.
Faux Potted Olive Tree, $299
Pair with: Fiddle Leaf Fig
We love the soft pastel color palette of this series, but what makes us love it even more is when its paired with the wide, deep green leaves of a fiddle leaf fig. The contrast of blush pink, deep green, and light aqua pools is something dreams are made of.
Faux Potted Fiddle Leaf Trees, $199-$299
How are you refreshing your home now that 2019 has arrived?
Make sure to show us what prints you pick up during our site-wide 20% off sale on all prints by snapping a photo and tagging us on social media @GrayMalin.
Xx Team GM
Photos: Gray Malin, Minimal Major