There are many benefits of having indoor plants inside our home. They help clean the air and get rid of harmful gases and particles in the atmosphere. One of the most significant benefit is plants keep away stress and anxiety. Studies show that indoor plants can lower anxiety by 20%. The most interesting part of this research is plants improve our mood more than listening to music, going for a walk or receiving compliments from others.
In this article, we are sharing some tips on how to style your houseplants. What we often forget is that plants can be a great addition to your decorating scheme in more than one way: they require little care, they add freshness to any room, and they help oxygenate the air in our homes.
Here are some tips to styling your houseplants and elevate your space with houseplants.
- Use a group of varying plants to add color, texture and style to your room.
- Use pots that compliment the style of your home.
- You can create or purchase macramé plant hangers.
- Plant stands can elevate your plants to a higher level and make them standout.
- Choose light-colored pots for your dark-colored plants, and vice versa.
- Let some of your plants trail off the side of a shelf or the edge of a table.
- Cluster several plants together in a tabletop display.
- Consider attaching your hanging plant to a stick or branch to achieve an organic look.
In addition, here are some the designer-approved plants to grow at home. These plants add a nice touch to your home and are relatively low maintenance.
“Sansevieria trifasciata”, has decorative, vertically-growing, long leaves that are exceedingly low-maintenance. The plants may thrive in low light and only need to be watered when the soil is dry.
Also called "devil's ivy" or "golden pothos," the plants have bright, heart-shaped leaves that can be green or a mix of green and yellow. They are easy to grow and only need indirect sunlight and watering every few days. Research shows that the plants can lower the amount of ozone in the air, which can make it easier to breathe and lower your risk of getting respiratory illnesses. They can also remove VOCs from the air.
“Ficus elastic” – makes an excellent indoor houseplant. They're usually easy to take care of and only need watering once a week. According to research, rubber plants can clean the air. Keep them safely out of reach of kids and animals, as they’re extremely poisonous when swallowed.
Peace lily inspires tranquillity. Peace lilies thrive for years and bloom with large white flowers. They grow in shade and require little care. Keep them away from pets and children because they can cause vomiting and tongue swelling if consumed.
Spider plants, or “Chlorophytum comosum”, are easy to grow and require little maintenance. The plants have narrow leaves and long, trailing stems that look a bit like spiders. It is known that spider plants help purify the air.
Small planted herbs can motivate you to cook more and eat healthier in your home. Growing your own basil, parsley, or mint is also cheaper than buying them at the store. According to the Mayo Clinic, some herbs, including chamomile and lavender, have been shown to reduce anxiety. Herbs are also good for your diet because they have vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.