Whether you want to brighten up a bedroom or create a style statement in a living room, houseplants provide an effective and easy way to update an interior design. In this beautiful book, Diana Yakeley shows how to choose and position plants to the best effect, taking into account scale and proportion, style and placement, form and shape, colour, scent and texture. A section on interior ideas explores a range of different rooms and the plants that are most suited to them. From living rooms, dining rooms and kitchens to bedrooms, bathrooms and hallways, there are plenty of inspirational suggestions and tips for appropriate species. There then follows a chapter on planting schemes, including architectural plants, bold and brilliant or pale and pure designs, and ways to ring the changes through the seasons. 6 step-by-step projects reveal how to create your own special displays, such as a scented white garden, a dry garden and a salad leaf garden. The practical aspects of indoor gardening are covered in the final chapter, which contains information on light levels and humidity, potting and pruning, problem busting, containers and tools. There is also a directory, which gives detailed horticultural information on a range of different plants. Beautifully illustrated with more than 120 colour photographs, this is an essential introduction to an innovative philosophy that applies design principles to indoor plants to produce truly stunning results.