We’re heading for summer and what better way to escape and feel more relaxed in a dreamy, leafy oasis in your own home. Decorating your home with plants is not only aesthetically pleasing but can provide health benefits too.
It’s no secret that plants are scientifically proven to reduce stress and in the wake of the pandemic there seems to have been a spark in a lifestyle shift toward greenery. Surrounding yourself with green, living, and breathing decor is incredibly beneficial for your body and mind!
Indoor Plants eliminate toxins from the air, improving home air quality. They are energizing for the mind by lowering stress levels and encouraging deeper sleep. However, there seem to be many misconceptions that plants require too much time and maintenance.
Let’s take a look at how to decorate our homes with plants and how some beautiful and unique options are almost maintenance-free!
The snake plant, commonly referred to as mother-in-law’s tongue is great for a living room area and bedrooms. It complements a high-ceiling room because of its tall-structured leaves.
It’s one of few plants that can convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into oxygen at night, perfect for a great night’s rest. Snake plants are easy to care for, water them once a month and they can survive in low to moderate light. These plants are extremely slow-growing and can last for many years.
The ponytail plant is known for Its sleek bulb-like trunk and lush, long curly leaves that make it visually stunning. It’s highly decorative and a great choice for sprucing up your living room or dining room area. It’s quite a hardy plant and only requires water every 2-3 weeks. It’s also known for being one of the best air-purifying plants to keep indoors.
The ZZ plant
The ZZ plant is easy to care for, drought-tolerant, and has glossy green foliage! They make for fabulous accent plants in low-light rooms or rooms that only have artificial lighting, on tabletops, or as eye-level focal points. The ZZ plant removes Toluene and Xylene from indoor air, which are compounds that are used in many household and industrial products.
The great thing about succulents is that they can be decorated in collections. Succulents have a huge variety and are great for adding interesting shapes, textures, and colors to any area. They offer many health benefits from improving your focus to enhancing memory retention. They also have a special ability to retain water, making it super low maintenance
Peace lilies are perfect flower plants to have in your home. Adding a decorative pot enhances its beauty. It’s a showy plant but also easy to care for. It helps protect from acetone and alcohol that have harmful effects on your health.
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Written by Malika Davids