A recent advertisement for an indoor air purifier suggested that sometimes the air inside your home can be more polluted than the air outdoors. These pollutants (both chemical and allergen) come from a range of seemingly harmless parts of your home. Paint, furniture, fabrics, pets.
Besides the economical (and sensible) solution of opening a window, you can help to purify the air of your home and add a bit of colour and life with a cheap and stylish option. Indoor plants. Often plants are placed in the living room and kitchens, but where we do most of our “living” is in the bedroom.
It’s time to bring some life into your bedroom.
Clean air is known to lead to better health, so does better sleep. Clean air also helps to aid sleep. Looks like a win/win.
Here are a few plants that are good at both cleaning your air and looking good.
Aloe Vera – This hardy little number is easily cared for, looks “on trend” and can be used to sooth your summer sun burn.
Peace Lily – These are ubiquitous in offices. They look great with their deep green glossy leaves, and with the right care, their white flowers are striking.
Mother In-Law’s Tongue (Snake Plant) – This is the ultimate plant for a hipster bedroom. Requiring little water, and looking like something out of the desert. Growing vertically, they’re the space saving option.
English Ivy – This was given the top spot in a NASA study on the air cleaning properties of plant. Easy to grow, and looks pretty good in a hanging basket (yup – why not have a hanging basket in your room)
Ferns – With their fondness for indirect sunlight they are suited to most bedrooms. They do need to stay moist, and do well with a good dose of rain if you can remember to put them outside when it does.
Dracaena – With its height and long thin leaves, it makes a feature of anywhere that it’s put. An easy care option, and with it’s deep green and yellow leaves, a good option for a bigger room.
Don’t think of yourself as a green thumb? Don’t let that put you off. Give it a go, and see how it makes a difference to the look and feel of your room, and the sleep you get.