When it comes to decorating a conference room with interior plants
, in many cases, our experience tells us to use 2 to 3 plants.
Most conference rooms in a typical office setting are larger rooms and often with a rectangular shape. The only furniture is a long table with chairs and usually a credenza sits along one wall. One full wall is often windows to the outside and another wall is sometimes used for a projector screen.
So what you need is two large floor plants
placed in corners on the longer wall and sometimes one small plant on the credenza. The large floor plants will vary depending on the space you have but also on the light available.
Because of the symmetrical shape of many board rooms, we recommend using 2 identical floor plants. For better results, place them along the window wall in each corners.
Framing your room with 2 similar large plants will help emphasize the conventional character of the room and give it an additional touch of formality.
In case of a larger space, we sometimes use 2 additional low floor plants by placing them one on each side of the credenza. In this case we most often use 2-10" or 14" Agloanemas or Chinese Evergreen. If the light is high, use 2-14" Parlor Palms. They are a bit more out of the ordinary.
Smaller conference rooms may not have the space for 2 large floor plants. In that case just pick one for the most obvious empty corner and possibly use a shorter one by the credenza if you have one. It's often a good choice to place a small ivy type plant or even a colorful Bromeliad on the credenza when space is limited.
Avoid using any plant on the conference table itself. Even though it might look attractive, you will find yourself having to move it out of the way every time you use the table.
When selecting the large floor plants, keep in mind that you need to preserve space around the table for people to walk around while others are sitting at the table. If you have limited place, use tall and skinny plants such as Lisa Canes, Warneckii Canes or Corn Plants. If you have ample space, use Kentia Palms, Lady Palms, Reflexas or even Fiddle leaf figs. Check out our specific selection
. All of these plants are the ones we most often use in board rooms.
Another consideration is to avoid using plants that require lots of water and attention. Keep in mind that your conference room will be often occupied and access for maintenance might be restricted.