Having plants around the house is not only an excellent way to decorate your home, but it also brings many other benefits along with it. First of all, a plant can fill an empty space and make it more welcoming and refreshing. However, more importantly, plants provide clean fresh air amongst all the stuffy furniture, and their presence alone creates a positive environment that makes you feel calm, relaxed and able to concentrate.
Decorating your home with plants is like hitting two birds with one stone; it improves the aesthetic of your home, and it provides cleaner air that lowers the risk of illness!
This is why, in today’s blog post, we are going to share with you some ideas of how you can decorate your home with plants, room by room!
1) In the living room
Plants fit perfectly in the living room. For a bold statement, you can place a large plant next to the couch. If you feel like a plant would take too much space, you can opt for a plant with fine leaves. You can also match the colour of the pot with the colour of the couch.
Some plants that would look great in the living room include the Kentia Palm and Dracena which symbolize exoticism.
These plants have a decontaminating effect as they absorb particles of harmful elements in the air.
Extra Tip: Plants do a great job at covering up unaesthetic areas in a room. Do you have a corner full of sockets and plugs? Cover it using a plant that has broad leaves. We promise you it will do the trick!
2) On the Fireplace, shelves, tables, furniture, wall
Small statues and figurines make lovely decorations, but when it comes to decorating a fireplace, nothing makes the room cosier than a garden feature.
You can decorate your furniture with little pots around the fire place using different forms of different textures to form a kind of garden, and if you have steps, you can put place matching plants on each side.
3) In the bed room
Let us counter a preconceived idea: the idea that you should not install plants in the room because they would emit too many CO2 by absorbing our oxygen. In fact, they emit very little, much less than a pet or yourself would emit. On the contrary, plants not only don’t kill us in our sleep, but they can actually have beneficial effects!
However, what you should be careful of, in order not to spend bad nights, is placing perfumed plants which could give you headaches. It would be better perhaps to opt for those plants that have ornamental foliage, for example:
- The cactus which requires very little watering
- The lavender. This is an excellent way of refreshing your bedroom as it cleanses it and fights against stress and anxiety
- And finally, the must-have: The Aloe Vera is a pharmacy on its own. Besides fighting against electromagnetic waves (radiation), it also fights acaradae (mites). But it is not just this that makes the plant a must-have.
- The plant also emits oxygen at night, enabling you to enjoy a more peaceful slumber. And to top it all off, the Aloe Vera is also one of the easiest plants to grow and maintain as it doesn’t require frequent watering
4) In The Kitchen
When it comes to the kitchen, we prefer to put aromatic plants everywhere we like; over the kitchen sink in attractive glass jars, on walls, on the counter etc
Aromatic plants will perfume your kitchen, and are great for those who like gardening and cooking at the same time. The list is endless; you can grow thyme, chive, parsley, coriander, sage, basil, rosemary, tarragon, anything you like!
5) In The Bathroom
If you have a big bathroom, you have no reason for resisting the desire to place a big plant next to the bathtub!
In narrower spaces, the small plants can be placed on shelves, on one or on several (depending on the size) in matching jars and pots.
Of course, it is important to be mindful of what plants you put in your bathroom as these have to resist differences in temperature.
If the room is dry and fresh when it is not being used, the temperature and humidity increase greatly, especially after a long hot bath.
Some plants that are resistant to these drastic changes in temperature include ferns, as well as tropical plants and carnivorous plants.
Epiphytic plants, which gets the ambient water, have very attractive flowers, and are adapted to small surfaces because they are not planted in earth.
We hope you found this article Helpful and Instructive !
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