A Plant for each Room of The House – a Guide on How to Make Your Home Greener

Plants have the power to transform any space, so there’s no wonder they breathe life into your home if you bring them inside. Decorating with plants is the easiest way to update the interior without spending a fortune on décor accents, wall art, and other elements. However, not all house rooms and plants are created the same, meaning you cannot just pick a plant and bring it home, hoping it will live in your kitchen or office.

To put a plant in a specific spot in your house, you need to keep two factors in mind: interior design and plant care. Each plant has individual needs regarding humidity levels and sun exposure, so you cannot put a plant that needs full sun in a dark bathroom or a plant that prefers indirect light in a room with large windows. Also, you don’t want to bring home a plant and figure out it’s a sore thumb that ruins the space’s entire vibe. Plants are supposed to bring you peace and tranquillity, so choose them with care.

Here are some recommendations on how to pick a green friend that suits your dwelling.

A statement piece for the living room

Not only can decorations make a statement in a room that welcomes guests, but a plant can also have the same effect. The living room is usually the space where you spend most of your days and welcome family and friends when visiting. You want to design an inviting area where everyone feels comfortable but also a room that shows off your style and personality. If you are an elegant homeowner, look for a rubber tree or bird or paradise plant at your local nursery. Or, if you want to create a playful and colourful space where you entertain your guests, bring inside some succulents, cacti, begonias, or philodendrons.

However, before shopping for plants, evaluate the room conditions and identify the kind of sun exposure the room features. Cacti and succulents prefer bright light but minimum care and maintenance because they require water once a couple of weeks. Begonias and rubber tree plants, on the other hand, prefer low light and weekly watering.

You could use some planters on wheels for your living room plants to move them around easily when friends and family visit and you need more available space to accommodate them.

A touch of green for your kitchen

The kitchen is humid, with little space for decorations, so hanging plants is the optimal option. You don’t want to occupy the countertops with plants because you need the space to spread ingredients and utensils when you cook. But some potted plants hanging above the cabinets or on the windowsill are great, especially when you opt for herbs you can also use to spice your foods. If you want something to boost the room’s décor, use training pothos because they need indirect light and are easy to care for. If you want something useful, look for herbs, but keep in mind most of them need full sun.

Relaxation-boosters for the bedroom

Your bedroom is your sanctuary, and the plants you use as decorations should enable you to create a peaceful atmosphere. Plants are well-known for their impact on moods. Spending time in nature usually relieves anxiety and stress, and bringing nature inside through plants can have the same effects. Additionally, plants also filter toxins and improve indoor quality, enhancing the comfort of the bedroom. However, just because the plants have so many benefits it doesn’t mean that you should go overboard with the number of pots you bring inside. A maximum of two plants are sufficient for the bedroom. Spider plants, rubber tree plants, and snake plants are the most popular for this room of the house. For an extra touch of style, make sure to purchase some pots that match your home design from elho.

An eye-catching plant for the dining room

For the dining room, you could use the same type of plants you would bring into the living room because this space is also where you welcome friends and family and has the same vibe as the living room. However, you can use plants to create an eye-catching spot by mixing different kinds. A begonia and a rubber tree would look great together if the space allows you to bring two pots inside. When choosing plants for the dining room, look for species that draw attention because the room is usually poor in decorations.

Something tropical for the bathroom

The conditions in the bathroom are quite different than any other room in the house because it’s usually a humid area, with little light and small available areas. Tropical plants are the best match for a bathroom because they prefer environments similar to it – warm temperatures, low light, and high humidity. When choosing houseplants, consider first the conditions the room where you want to place them provides because you want the space to keep them healthy and happy. Pothos and philodendrons prefer indirect light, regular humidity, and frequent watering. Air plants need daily spritzing, moderate light, indirect sun, and high humidity, so the bathroom is ideal for them.

A creativity booster for the home office   

This is the room where you spend at least 8 hours daily if you work remotely, so you should pick a plant you wouldn’t mind staring at for long periods when searching for inspiration. And if you’re a superstitious individual, you’ll choose jade plants or Marimo moss balls because they’re supposed to bring luck. If your office has low to medium light, Marimo moss balls are ideal. Alternatively, you can pick a begonia or jade plant when the room is rich in light.

You might be a beginner plant parent, but you don’t have to kill your green friends due to your lack of knowledge and experience. Learn how to identify the ideal environment for each plant and take your time when shopping.


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