It’s easy to see why we reach for plants in a decorative pinch: they’re vibrant, they’re aromatic, and they add a simple decorative touch to space that may be lacking. Although we can safely say everyone can see the visual appeal in adding a plant to your room, not everyone knows that some can be used for additional purposes, ranging from air purification, allergy help, and more.
Here are the indoor plants you should keep in each room, based on their purpose.
While flowers in the bathroom look great in any instance, if you’re looking for something that does a little bit more than look pretty, opt for a small countertop eucalyptus plant. While it will add a bit of elegance to a room that doesn’t always scream sophistication, it will also bring with it a fresh fragrance.
This is ideal for a bathroom environment because when the eucalyptus plant is exposed to the steam from a hot shower, it releases a soft fragrant smell that helps to clear out the sinuses and helps battle brain fog. If you’re someone that gets seasonal allergies or are looking for a way to freshen up that foggy bathroom smell, get one of these indoor plants!
Air Cleaning Plants (Rubber, Fig, Spider Plant)
One of our favorite areas to keep indoor plants is by far the kitchen. There’s no better way to break up the harshness of hardware and metal appliances than with some warmth from greenery; they just create a far more comforting environment, which is always welcome in a kitchen. Our designers stand by this statement: the best kinds of plants for the kitchen are undoubtedly air cleaning plants. This group of plants purifies the air and improves overall air quality through the removal of harmful pollutants.
What better room to promote better air quality than a room in which you prepare much of your own food? These little helpers, by process of photosynthesis, will undoubtedly improve the quality of air in your space—and the good news is, many air cleaning plants are pretty easy to take care of. Since many air purifying plants are also better as hanging indoor plants, this will also help to maximize counter space in your kitchen, as you won’t need to sacrifice any room for a planter.
If we were to choose another room you’d want to have better air quality, it’s probably the one you spend around 7+ hours resting your head in nightly. However, unlike the kitchen, most of us decorate our bedroom around aesthetics as opposed to function. Luckily, there’s a plant that has both of these bases covered: the snake plant. With its mix of vibrant green and yellow striped leaves, this plant is surely
This plant is also the go-to when sourcing chic pots or minimalistic planters. It’s a gorgeous plant that does all the hard cleaning while you’re asleep, what could be better?
Succulents seem to be the ‘it’ plant of the decade, and with good reason. They require minimal attention, light, water, and do just fine in essentially any planter, making them perfect for those spaces that can be hard to make attractive. These indoor plants are hard to kill, and won’t mind the corner of your laundry room, or the bottom of an entryway console as its home. Since these plants are so easygoing, you can use them as a decorative tool to dress up any space without having to worry about the climate or light conditions. This way, you’ll never have to refer to that area as the ‘ugly corner’ ever again.
While indoor plants are beautiful in their own right, the qualities possessed by some allow them to suit the needs of a specific area perfectly, solidifying the idea that there is indeed a plant for every purpose.
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