Decorating the interior with moss

Living moss in the interior is becoming increasingly popular. The presence of living moss in the living room is a clear sign of ecostyle. With the help of moss, it is possible to decorate the interior and simultaneously refresh it. Such a “green helper” replaces creepers and bindweeds; they can cover entire surfaces, including vertical ones. It truly decorates the interior and will become a true find for all lovers of the evergreen who care about their eyes and nerves, allowing them to relax while contemplating the greenery.

Fitostena using natural moss in the bedroom of a city apartment

Interesting compositions using natural moss bring freshness and variety to the interior

The founder of the use of moss in the interior is Norway (for the first time, stabilized moss was used). Pictures and compositions of natural moss began to be used in the design world of Japan and then in many other countries. All accessories differ in the type of material used - live moss, including deer (reindeer moss), or artificial, canned, can be used for decoration.

There are an incredible number of mosses: there are useful ones, such as sphagnum, or peat moss, and oak moss, and there are simply beautiful ones — brie mosses, typical of rotting trees and fallen leaves, for example, moss called “cuckoo flax”. Such living plants have small roots and do not need a thick layer of soil for successful growth and prosperity.

Live moss on stone in natural conditions

Fragments of living moss can be brought from the forest

You can make artificial moss with your own hands: just take a green sponge, acrylic paints and transparent glue. Having shown a little imagination, even from the most ordinary kitchen sponge, you can make an original accessory to decorate the dining room furniture.

Where to organize a living wall?

Living moss wall can be created both in the living room and in the nursery. One special plate with spores is enough - and your room will “bloom” with green hairy shoots. The thickness of the panels with moss is 10-50 mm.

Green moss on the wall of the office

Wall of moss can be made in various sizes and shapes.

Bookshelves on the green wall of moss

It will take a lot of patience to decorate the wall yourself

On the wall of moss, you can make original patterns by cutting the moss and using multi-colored shades of the plant. In addition to a beautiful aesthetic effect, a moss wall will provide additional sound insulation. It will not cause allergies and will not cause harm. Its surface is soft and velvety, it is pleasant to touch it with your hands. So the device of a living wall is a prerogative for people who appreciate natural beauty.

Fitostena in the bathroom of moss and other green plants

Moss looks great in combination with other living plants.

Children will only be happy if their own “green corner” formed by mossy fillers appears in their room. When using mosses, you can not be afraid of excess humidity in the room (moss absorbs it into itself).

How to care for live moss at home?

Such flora does not need fertilizers and additional lighting, other than natural. Sometimes moss can be sprayed with spray water if the air in the apartment is very dry. A striking indicator that the moss lacks natural moisture is yellow and dry tips.

Green moss panel in the living room interior

Moss panel retains its original appearance for several years

Otherwise, with such living decorations there is no trouble. They should not be watered with water - the moss itself will “take” it from the air. Porous plants survive in the wild. Sudden changes in temperature and drafts are not afraid of them. So the usual living conditions will not need to be subordinated to the whimsical disposition of such plants. Most likely, there will be no diseases or parasites in the moss. A faint smell of moss will become invisible if you do not get carried away too much.

Fitosten from decorative moss in the interior of the living room

The phytowall needs to be protected from pets and small children

The only thing that can disturb you is if there are pets (dogs, cats, birds), they can encroach on mossy decorations. It is necessary to protect animals from moss, which can be eaten. Otherwise, there is a big risk that they will get food poisoning. It is advisable to hang phytopanels higher and / or, if possible, cover them with glass covers, film, etc.

How to decorate the walls with decorative moss?

Eco-friendly and beautiful moss walls can be obtained in the following ways:

  1. Attach phytopanels made of moss to the old walls and fix them with "liquid nails" or brackets.
  2. Glue pieces of moss on PVA glue in the order provided by a pre-selected pattern on the wall of the cabinet or chest of drawers. Can be used as a base canvas stretched on a stretcher, which is then inserted for convenience in a frame without glass.
  3. Make a moss panel or rug and hang it on the wall. Several panels / rugs form an integral surface. If you combine colorful inserts, you get something like a mosaic.
Roll of finished moss for interior decoration

Finished stabilized moss panels are easy to cut to size

Stabilized moss decorative panel for interior decoration

The panels are fixed to the surface using liquid nails.

Stable moss - innovation for eco-style

Such moss is only half "alive." With the help of chemicals, its development is stopped at its highest peak. All water is replaced with a liquid containing glycerin. Thanks to this, the moss does not grow, but freezes in this state for a long time. This allows moss products to be durable and reliable. Artificial moss is a perfectly reasonable alternative to natural moss.

Decorative panel on the wall made of stabilized moss

Stable moss makes it possible to green the interior, even if the owners, in principle, do not like to care for plants

Decorating the living room interior with stabilized moss

Decorative moss does not cause allergies and is not afraid of mold

Stabilization for moss is like freezing: all external properties are preserved even when painted with acrylic paints.

Stable moss can be made with your own hands: for this you need to study and use stabilization technology. Pour a mixture of water and glycerin in a ratio of 2: 1 into the container. Put ordinary living moss into it, so that the water completely covers the villi. So that in the process of stabilization the moss does not darken and does not turn into black, it is better to add special dyes to the water in advance. Close the lid and leave to soak for 1-2 weeks.

Colored stabilized moss on a natural wood background

The color variety of stabilized moss is wide enough, which allows it to be used in any interior and create vivid pictures

Caring for stabilized moss consists of using not a spray bottle, but rather a vacuum cleaner or at least a hair dryer, to cleanse dust. The only inconvenience is that such moss is more fragile than natural. It should not be left indoors without heating, especially for the winter. Similarly, the effect of heating appliances, primarily radiators, is unfavorable.

Moss home decorations - what will you need?

Jewelry Options:

  • paintings from moss stained with balloon paints in different colors;
  • silhouettes and inscriptions that can be attached to walls as slogans for holidays and observances
  • greenboards - fiberboard specially made with a decorative mossy coating;
  • moss rugs and furniture details;
  • accessories (flower pots, trays, vases, flower pots - moss is glued on their walls).
Natural moss on stones in interior design

Moss seedlings or ready-made modules can be purchased at a specialized store

Three-color panel of stabilized moss on the wall in the bathroom

After fixing on the basis of the stabilized moss can be covered with natural dyes, choosing a color to your taste

Moss in the interior - tasks for children's creativity

Walking with children in the forest, you can take home parts of forest moss - directly with the ground. This will allow children to understand that it is not necessary to buy with money what you can do with money. Usually it is convenient to remove moss from stumps, stones and tree trunks, holding it with your hand or spatula to remove panels, rather than in separate pieces. Having brought home such a moss, it is necessary to dry it first - it is best in direct sunlight, periodically turning over. It can be “glued” to a cardboard box or to the bottom of a small box. So at home there will be a "piece of wood."

Drying natural moss for use in interior decoration

For drying, the moss is laid out on cardboard and aged for a week

Preparation of natural moss for the manufacture of decor items

Dried and peeled moss can be used for crafts

It is easy to make a vase with your own hands with your children. You need to take a tin can and wrap it in a circle with strips of moss, and glue the tips. Such creativity in the field is possible in the country or during a walk. This is how creativity is cultivated in the character of a small person and the ability to see the unusual is instilled where no one else sees it.

Craft from moss and cones to decorate a children's room

For this hedgehog, the children took a plastic bottle, fastened the cones on it with self-tapping screws, coated it with plasticine and placed it on the moss lawn

Kids can be encouraged to use moss when sculpting from clay. If you put small sculpted figures not on the smooth surface of the table, but in the moss, they look much nicer, fall less and last longer.

Children's craft from plasticine and pieces of natural moss

The house is made of plasticine, and the roof and yard are made of moss.

Older children are able to build a real forest scene using live moss, spruce and pine cones and plasticine. A little imagination - and in the children's room there will be a piece of nature with a forest man sitting on a mossy edge!

DIY moss craft with children

Fairytale composition on the theme of autumn

Moss in the interior: original ideas for use

If you are a lover of indoor plants, then you probably have a variety of flower pots. Decorate some of them by laying one part of the moss on the ground, and the other by gluing it to the side surfaces. Such a “fluffy” pot is pleasant to pick up and take a closer look at the flowers planted in it.

A living bath mat is a great option for maximum relaxation. One has only to imagine how the legs softened in hot salt water sink to the floor and touch the velvety surface of the moss - and happiness seems close! You can also put a similar rug in the bedroom: before going to bed, it’s so nice to dip your feet into the tall stalks of moss, as if to run through a forest clearing.

Natural moss mat on the bathroom floor

Make round holes in a piece of thick synthetic material and plant moss in them - the bathroom mat is ready

Where to put moss decorations in the apartment, let your intuition tell you. The main thing is not to overdo it with an abundance of accessories and crafts decorated with moss, so that the house does not seem to be the dwelling of a hobbit or forest spirit.

Do-it-yourself decorative composition based on natural moss

The basis for the composition can be a vase, a pot, and generally anything

DIY moss panel for interior decoration

Decorative panel of moss and twigs

Decoration of the lamp with stabilized moss

Original lampshade with stabilized moss trim

Living moss in a residential interior can become a filler for an aquarium or the basis for a miniature “alpine slide”, with the addition of beautiful fragments of granite and other accessories of the natural environment. The decorative fountain will lose a lot if it is done without moss. What can we say about the conservatory on the balcony or on the loggia!

The mossy relief will elegantly look under the glass panel of the table, without disturbing anyone and at the same time decorating the general view of the living room or study. The original table will turn into one of your favorite items, giving natural comfort to the room and supplying it with natural energy.

Do-it-yourself moss table decoration

Filling the space under the glass top with moss modules, you get an exclusive table, no worse than expensive items from prestigious collections

Compositions of moss can serve as an alternative to tiles in the bathroom or toilet: they absorb moisture, odors and at the same time serve as a decorative decoration.

It is easy to make an Easter wreath out of moss and hang it outside on the door - such an accessory, not worth a dime, will not cause concern in terms of possible loss.

DIY moss painting for room interior decoration

Bright phytocart from natural moss

Moss is used by many prominent contemporary designers to create true masterpieces. The artist Francois Robert Terrier paints the walls, the Canadian illustrator Jennifer Ilette works in the direction of pop art, the London artist Anna Garfort writes the texts on the walls - and all this with the help of moss!

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