When I think of bonsai plants I usually think of traditional Japanese pottery and imagine them best suited to an Asian-inspired interior. Until stumbling upon a blog post on the site: http://architecturedesignblog.com
From an art that began in China more than 2000 years ago during the reign of the Han Dynasty, the use of bonsai in modern design has reached new heights. Whilst XII century Japanese Buddhist monks carried samples of art ‘bonsai’ believing them to be sacred objects, they are now revered by interior decorators in both minimalist and richly furnished commercial and residential spaces. (1)
You don’t need to decorate your space in Japanese undertones to honour the bonsai. Take a look at these wonderful images showing how bonsai can cross centuries and interior styles in ‘leaves and bounds’ so to speak…
As another home designing website says on the topic of bonsai in interior settings, ‘Bonsai can bring an air of calm and class to many interior design schemes, and can provide a relaxing hobby too, as you carefully trim the miniature branches to resemble the outstretched silhouette of its larger cousins’. (2)
Of course for the large, extremely expensive interior installations of bonsai as art pieces, such as those featured below, you would want to rely on a ‘bonsai specialist’ to take care of their maintenance and pruning…
Like what you’ve seen? Take a look at more stylish bonsai pics on our ‘Beautiful Bonsai’ Pinterest board and get inspired to become a bonsai master!