Plants are a great way to decorate your home, adding vibrancy, colour, and according to some studies, they can even lower your stress levels. Know which plants are right for each part of your home and think about adding a few today!
For your kitchen:
Spruce up the space and your cooking with fresh herbs! Small potted herb plants like parsley, mint, and chives do well if your kitchen doesn’t have windows, and if you do have some sunshine, consider basil or rosemary. Aloe vera also favours sunlight, and a pinch of the gel from the outer leaves will help soothe any cooking burns.
For your living room:
This is where you want to make a statement! Consider orchids on your coffee table, they come in a variety of colours and sizes to complement your space and can bloom for months. If you have a spare corner to fill, a larger pot of fiddle-leaf fig is great in bright, indirect light and is a popular trend on social media right now. For newbie plant owners, snake plants with their bold upright leaves are difficult to kill and take up space well.
For your bedroom:
Make your comfort space even cozier and use plants as a method to purify the air in your bedroom and help you de-stress and relax. Potted English ivy, Chinese evergreen, or spider plants are great options, and although not usually grown inside, a small pot of lavender will help you fall asleep if you tend to toss and turn all night.
For your bathroom:
Plants that thrive in humidity can be a great addition to your bathroom. Bamboo is low-maintenance and gives a spa-like atmosphere, peace lilies are from the tropics and are easy to perk up with some water, and if you have the space for a majesty palm, they love humid conditions and can handle lower light.
For your basement:
For darker rooms with no natural light like a basement, ferns are a great option. Maidenhair, button, and rabbit’s foot are all types of ferns for low-light situations or branch out into other houseplants such as philodendrons, arrowhead plants, and cast-iron plants.
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