Recently, going green has not only become more so of the trend, but has become somewhat environmentally ‘cool’. Succulents + terrariums, for example, are now interior staples, gifts and fun DIY projects for any day. Incorporating green life indoors is slowly growing and the benefits of having a plant in any room, specifically your bedroom are rapidly blooming. Introducing plants indoors is a way to interior decorate, deplete stress, and purify the air in the bedroom whilst you sleep. In this Journal post we will outline these three benefits, and the best plants to use for each.
FROM THE OUTSIDE-IN
Give the illusion of a higher ceiling by bringing a taller plant into your living space. Having a tall, tree style plant directs the eye upward, rather than to the pot it is housed in, giving the gazer the chance to look higher than usual. This also will draw attention to your ceiling if you have luscious wooden beams or a patterned ceiling. Fiddle Leaf Figs or Cactus' are ideal for this feature!
You’re a fiend for neutral colours in your home, but maybe you can’t seem to find the right colour to incorporate into your decor details? Position a zesty, green plant in it’s natural spot in the room - near a door or situated in a spacious corner. This eases colour into a neutral palette and never looks out of place; for the human eyes are naturally drawn to nature. Create natural, green light by placing a taller plant near windows/doors that let in natural light. The plant will act as its’ own work of art, contrasting against greys and charcoals especially. Philodendrons or English Ivy’s are perfect for natural colour pops.
Studies show that people with plants in their rooms significantly less-stressed than with people without plants. An Aloe Vera plant in any room of your house is a great idea. Not only are Aloe Vera plants natural first aid kits, they are known to remove various toxins and impurities in the air, mostly ones found in cleaning chemicals. If brown spots appear on its stems, it’s a sign that the chemicals in the air are quite high. Research also shows that plants in general are linked to reduced feelings of stress, fatigue, depression and anxiety. This is why when we venture outside for fresh air or a walk in nature, we immediately feel better. So purchase any indoor living plant and plonk it on your desk, bedroom or living room.
SOMETHING IN THE AIR
At some point in the day, or all day, most of us are outside among the fresh air… or is it that fresh after all? We think it’s especially important that you are living in purified air whilst in your own home, especially when asleep. Do this the natural way with all the greenery you can acquire. Plants purify toxins from the air inside your home, such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene - all either found in washing chemicals, insulation and plastics; plastic bags. Bamboo palm is perfect for ridding your space of benzene and trichloroethylene, excellent at releasing moisture back into your atmosphere. Peace Lily is good for eliminating all three mentioned chemicals from the air. The plant will also grow relative to the size pot you choose to put it in. Be aware that this specific plant isn’t kind to animals, especially cats.