6 Beautiful Indoor Plants to Transform Your Bedroom Into a Sanctuary
When it comes to decorating our homes, adding a few plants friends is one of the easiest, most affordable, and impactful ways to enliven it. It's a trend most of us are embracing and one that makes such a different to the look and feels of our homes.
Maybe your living room could give the Royal Botanic Gardens a run for its money, or your penchant for greenery is taking up some serious bench space in the kitchen, but your bedroom is as lifeless as your body after the third snoozed alarm. There are indoor plants to suit all areas of the home, but many of us neglect to put these green guys in our bedrooms, a space we spend so much of our time in. Plants will bring bright energy, a touch of colour, and a lovely natural element to your boudoir.
If you like the idea of of bringing the outside indoors and enlivening your bedroom décor, consider one or a few of these plants that will help transform your space into a sanctuary.
6 Best Plants for Your Bedroom
Known the world over for its calming properties, the purple perfume from lavender is the perfect plant to introduce to your bedside. Not only has it been proven to lower blood pressure, heart rate, and people’s stress levels, it also promises to help you sleep. Under the right conditions, lavender can thrive indoors. If you can remember to water it when the soil feels dry and ensure it gets bright, direct light for a few hours during the day, it’ll reward you with plenty of shuteye.
Another deeply relaxing plant, the scent of the Jasmine flower has long been used to help reduce anxiety whilst promoting tranquillity and mindfulness. On top of that, it’s a really beautiful looking plant, so it pretty much ticks all the boxes when it comes to the perfect bedroom greenery. Jasmine thrives best by the window, so put the pot on your bedroom windowsill and watch it bloom—if it hasn’t put you to sleep already.
3. Snake Plant
This striking succulent-like plant is near impossible to kill and a great plant option for bedrooms that receive little natural light as they can thrive in almost all lighting conditions. This beautiful plant will introduce some colour and pattern into your sleep sanctuary, but keep in mind that it's toxic to cats and dogs.
4. Peace Lily
If the name isn’t enough of an indication, the peace lily is the perfect plant to bring some zen into the bedroom. Not only does it look beautiful but it also works to clean the air by increasing the humidity by up to 5% which promotes better breathing while you’re sleeping. In terms of care, much like our own bodies, they’ll let you know when they’re being mistreated. Once their quenched, their wilted leaves will iron right out.
5. Aloe Vera
Is there anything more soothing than the gel of an Aloe Vera leaf after a long day in the sun? The medicinal succulent is a natural remedy for everything from sunburn to cuts and even psoriasis. Not only is it super easy to care for (it can survive weeks without water), it also produces oxygen at night which encourages a healthy sleeping environment. All it needs is a lot of sun and a grateful, well-rested owner. Sweet dreams.
6. Devil's Ivy
This drought tolerant, fast-growing vine is highly versatile and super low-maintenance. It will survive in any location within your home, with a deep watering one a week and a proper prune and propagating in spring or summer. Devil's Ivy also comes in a range of colourways, making it the ideal way to customise your home décor with plants. Choose from Marble Queen (cream and grey-green), Wilcoxii (mottled green and white), Tricolor (green and yellow), and Neon (bright yellowy green). Place pothos out of your pet's reach—they are toxic to dogs and cats.Enjoyed this? Read: The Trick to Choosing the Perfect Indoor Plant for Every Room in Your Home