When it comes to interior styling, there are a ton of design elements that you can use to create the vintage-modern home of your dreams. One element that I insist on is an abundance of house plants. In my opinion, you can never have too many. If you disagree, it’s okay, but maybe we shouldn’t talk about it more. Plants can instantly soften the mood with an earthy-natural look while helping to create a space that just begs to be hung out in all day long. Apart from elevating the interior of your home, they also have many benefits that make them the ideal decoration choice for any room in your home, and I do mean any.
Still unsure about whether you should cram plants into every nook and cranny in your home? Here are 10 reasons why you should reconsider:
They clean your air
Having house plants in your home has been shown to improve air quality. They assist in riding air pollutants such as mold, formaldehyde, pollen, ammonia, etc. These contaminants can lead to issues like headaches, breathing issues, and sickness. What’s not to love about getting rid of those irritants?
They can help you relax
There’s a sense of serenity that comes when you have house plants at home. You don’t have to take my word for it. Just look up the research and try it yourself. They’ve been shown to reduce blood pressure and stress levels. I don’t know about you, but I can take all the zen I can get.
They add color to your home interior design
Modern interior design is about the entire look and feel of space and house plants definitely enhance a space. They soften sterile corners and infuse life into areas that would otherwise fall flat. They also help keep the eye dancing about the room, In addition, they can add some much-needed color to your interior without throwing the overall look of your home off balance. Plants fit with any color scheme y’all.
They can boost creativity
Yup, you heard me right. Keeping plants in the house has been shown to boost creativity in people. Whether it’s the colors or the sense of peace they add that does this, we aren’t totally sure. But, you may find yourself being a lot better creative with a few house plants around.
They help to minimize allergies
Because house plants can absorb pollutants in the indoor environment, they help to reduce allergies. This is especially helpful if you’re prone to dust allergies like me.
They’re natural humidifiers
Through the process of transpiration, house plants release moisture and serve as natural humidifiers.
They can boost your attention and concentration
They don’t just make you more creative, they’ve also been shown to boost attention and concentration levels. This can help you perform better even when you’re working from home.
They can boost energy levels and make you more productive
Plants are lively and they can pass off this energy to help boost your energy levels. You’ll be a lot more productive at anything you do with house plants around.
They can make your modern house interior feel more spacious
When positioned correctly, they can make your home interior seem more spacious. Consider hanging plants from the ceiling too. This will draw the eye up and help to make the room feel taller. I do this in some of my smaller rooms such as my bathroom and office.
They smell great
They’re a great natural alternative to room fresheners or candles and can leave your home smelling great. This is especially true for blooming plants and vines with bulbs.
Get started with some of my favorite easy to take care of plants
I know plants can sometimes be difficult to keep alive. Never fear I have curated a list of my favorite plants that are easy enough for even the most novice of plant parents. As a general rule o thumb, these guys need water once a week. Just make sure that you have drainage in the vase of the pot so that water can drain out the bottom. This tends to be the most common mistake. Don’t overwater or let the roots sit and soak too long. Here are my favorite house plants that are easy to take care of as indicated above:
- Boston Fern
- Button Fern
Will ya consider trying out some of these house plants? I really hope you will. Plants make any space better while aiding in a few health benefits to boot. Sure, they require some effort – but like all things in life, the best things don’t come for free. Check out more on my favorite house plant – the Ficus Audrey here, and head HERE for a complete list of all my favorite plants for any would-be green thumb.