Indoor plants, while being aesthetically pleasing for a room, they have various health benefits. They help to improve air quality, boost oxygen, remove pollutants, reduce stress and enhance productivity – an essential for any office desk or bedside table. But before you head off filling every part of your home with a plant, carefully select the ones that have a proven benefit for that specific room.
The bedroom is one space in the house that needs to be considered more carefully than other rooms; sleep is as important to us as eating, drinking and breathing. Think about how you use space in the room. Base all your decisions around the perfect bed, consider investing in one that offers extra storage space so you can create a clean and minimal theme in your bedroom, with a splash of greenery. Divan Beds Centre’s bed designs feature a large amount of storage space, reducing the need for extra drawers or shelving, giving you more room to enjoy a statement plant like the Pothos.
Once you have considered the furniture, it’s time to add the finishing touches. Lavender is the best plant for a deep sleep. It’s proven to aid relaxation and it is recognised that it lowers heart rate, blood pressure and stress levels. While you can get a range of lander-scented products such as pillow sprays and candles, the most-effective is a real lavender plant by your bedside table – looking pretty and aiding your peaceful night’s sleep.
As one of the main rooms in your home where all of your family and friends come together, you need to choose a plant which makes a statement. The spider plant is a little wild looking and will liven up the simplest of décor. It’s one of the easiest indoor plants to maintain and comes with a number of health benefits. Spider plants are said to reduce stress and produce oxygen while absorbing carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and xylene. They’re also perfect for the busiest part of the house thanks to them being non-toxic making them safe for pets and young children.
The aloe plant is not just there to soothe sunburn, it also has some other fantastic health benefits such as purifying the air of formaldehyde and benzene, two chemicals commonly found in household cleaning products. Place it in the kitchen; not only will it help to filter the air of the toxins found in cleaning products, but it will also be handy if you ever burn yourself while cooking (simply break off a stem and apply the open flesh of the plant to the burn). Place your aloe on your windowsill where it can soak up all of the sunlight easily.
The majority of plants help to purify the air. Formaldehyde, which is in many synthetic office furnishings, has been found to irritate the eyes, nose, and throat – so filling the area with a variety of plants could help ease the symptoms. Green spaces and nature have been found to help people who feel stressed find a positive state of mind. Placing hardy plants (like the snake plant or cactus) in offices that have poor ventilation, or low natural light can help improve satisfaction and increase efficiency – great if you work from home or have a side hustle during the evenings.
Indoor plants can really help boost your mood and create a pleasant environment to enjoy with your loved ones, consider how each type of plant can benefit each room and add a touch of greenery to your home.