Which Plants to Choose for Each Room?
Plants are the best companions, welcoming you unconditionally while providing a positive impact. Choosing plants for each room might be a question you often ponder while perusing a garden center or making online plant purchases. Which plants should you select for your living room, entryway, or any corner of your interior space?
I understand your dilemma; it requires knowledge about the plant world and an understanding of the behaviors of our leafy friends. But fear not, in this article, you’ll find some tips to help you make informed choices, considering your interior’s nature, orientation, and humidity levels.
Entryway or Hallway:
Given its position as a less illuminated welcoming space with subdued lighting, it’s advisable to opt for plants with medium-sized ornate leaves, like Calatheas or Dieffenbachias, or colorful options such as Anthuriums with inviting and remarkable red flowers.
The living room is a multifunctional space where families gather, often facing the east or south with ample daylight. Mix small and large plants for an aesthetically pleasing corner. Consider Ficus Benjamina, Monstera Deliciosa, Schefflera arboricola, or Beaucarnea (elephant’s foot). Areca Chrysalidocarpus or Kentia Palm are good choices as well.
For a minimalist atmosphere, incorporate colorful Sansevierias Cylindricas, vibrant Anthuriums, or Spathiphyllums.
Known for comfort and sleep-inducing ambiance, the bedroom is where a lot of time is spent, particularly during the night. Opt for air-purifying plants like Sansevieria and Ficus Elastica. These plants with pointed leaves not only purify the air from toxins like benzene and xylene but also improve humidity levels and absorb electromagnetic waves emitted by electronic devices. Adding Calatheas on shelves is perfect for a bedroom.
Adding plants to the kitchen enhances its appearance and contributes to your well-being. This bright or dimly lit space welcomes Chlorophytums and hanging plants like Epipremnum. Aromatic and culinary plants like lavender and mint can be used to flavor your dishes. Plants such as aloe vera and Sansevieria are great for maintaining clean and fresh air.
Bathrooms tend to be humid and dim, making them ideal breeding grounds for mold. To discourage these pests, use natural plants that release oils or other chemicals that naturally combat mold, like lavender, lemon balm, rosemary, and thyme. You can grow these plants in pots near the bathroom window or even keep them inside. Place Bromeliads (Tillandsia), Boston Ferns, or Marantas Kershoveanas on your bathroom shelves to add more color.
For this functional space, choose plants that bring joy and purify the air. Plants known for their air-purifying properties include bamboo, English ivy, and spider plants. These plants also tend to require low maintenance, making them suitable for offices. In terms of aesthetics, ferns, philodendrons, and peace lilies add a touch of greenery that can brighten up your workspace.
Choosing the right plants for each room enhances the atmosphere and contributes positively to your living space.