Our continued love of houseplants is one of my favourite interior trends and it shows no signs of waning. Here’s why I always encourage clients to accessorise their homes with a few of our potted friends:
houseplants improve our daytime air quality
🪴 Houseplants play a pivotal role in improving indoor air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. This can aid our wellbeing by helping us breath more easily.
🌾 One of my favourite air purifying houseplants is the Peace Lily. I love how its soft dark green foliage and year-round flowers bring a touch of Zen to any living room or hallway. The marbled leaves of the English Ivy look great hanging in macrame planters or cascading down from high shelving. I also love how the arching blades of a potted palm cast shapely shadows across the walls of our home.
… & they can help us sleep
🌻 Though most plants take away oxygen at night, there are some like the ‘Dracaena trifasciata’ (aka snakeplant) which take in carbon dioxide. This keeps oxygen flowing during the dark hours which can help us sleep, making these plants excellent bedroom companions.
some houseplants are easy to maintain
🌵 For those with dire track records at keeping our leafy friends alive, all the plants mentioned are low maintenance enough to forgive the odd missed water. Not being particularly green-fingered myself, I’ve found these plants practically indestructible, unless overwatered.
they help us at work
🎍 Studies show being around plants can improve concentration, memory and productivity hence why I always recommend placing a few elements of green in the home office.
they look wonderful!
🌺 Houseplants can bring creative yet unpredictable layers of texture to a room. Just consider how wonderful the wild lush leaves of a potted palm tree look breaking through the clean lines of a minimalist interior…
Check out Rooted & Co who stock an amazing selection of beautiful houseplants.
If you would like help styling your home with a few of our houseplant friends, book an interior design consultation with me here