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How To Revamp Your Bedroom With Houseplants

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If you've been looking for an easy way to make your bedroom look better, you should explore the benefits of bedroom plants. Adding a touch of natural Greenery indoors isn't just a fun decorative strategy, but it can also offer many health benefits. Being in a green environment naturally makes people less stressed and happier according to recent psychological studies. Also, Indoor plants are known to be good air scrubbers to improve indoor air quality.

Knowing these perks, the idea of getting a bedroom plant today may be on your list of to-dos. But not just any indoor plant can thrive in a low-light area like a bedroom. Which ones would make a good addition to our home? If you're ready to revamp your bedroom with the best plants for bedrooms, here are some ways to get it done.

Revamp Your Bedroom With Houseplants

  1. The Benefits of Houseplants
  2. Use Low Light & Low-Maintenance Plants
  3. Use Air Plants
  4. Use Succulents

The Benefits of Houseplants

House plants of various types have the unique ability to remove volatile organic compounds from the air. When you find out that indoor air is actually more polluted than the outdoor air in most places, this benefit can seriously boost your physical health. Different plants have varying abilities to remove toxic compounds, but most living plants can effectively remove these harmful elements from the air:

  • Benzene: The Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed that this compound is linked to various cancers.
  • Formaldehyde: Constant exposure to this compound can cause headaches, runny noses, nausea, and even difficulty breathing. For sensitive individuals, formaldehyde can even trigger asthma attacks or severe respiratory symptoms.
  • Carbon monoxide: Exposure to moderate levels of CO may cause confusion and dizziness.
  • Nitrogen oxides: Constant exposure to high levels of this compound can trigger chronic respiratory problems and even lung disease.
  • Toluene: When exposed to small amounts of this compound, you can develop a headache, feel dizzy, drowsy, or even nauseous.

Indoor plants also offer mental health benefits. Studies have shown that being around plants and nature can reduce stress and anxiety levels. They have also been proven to increase alertness, attention span, concentration, and memory.

Use Low Light & Low-Maintenance Plants

Bedrooms don’t always have favorable lighting conditions, so you don’t want to use plants that require full sun. Instead, it’s important to choose a plant that doesn’t need much light. These low-light plants can thrive in dim or synthetic light. They are also low-maintenance, requiring only occasional watering or misting. Here are some of our favs:

  • The Archie: Talk about a bedroom-ready plant! The Archie is a potted golden pothos placed in a beautiful two-toned pot that has a minimalist design to match any room. The golden pothos is famous for being low-maintenance and able to thrive in low to medium light. In fact, its leaves should be kept out of direct sunlight. It’s an excellent air scrubber, too. Research has proven that it can filter out dangerous compounds like benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene.
  • The Bosco: This potted ZZ plant is an eye-catcher with its plentiful dark green leaves. This plant is also good for bedrooms because it thrives and grows the best in indirect light and under fluorescent lights. It also helps make the bedroom a healthier place to sleep since it removes a significant amount of toxins like benzene, xylene, and toluene, from the air.

Use Air Plants

Air plants are marvelous bedroom plants because they are so low maintenance that they don’t even need soil. That’s right — with just periodic soaking, these beauties will last for months or even years with good care. Also, since air plants take what they need from the air, you bet that they are excellent natural air filters. Here are a couple of favorite air plant gifts:

  • The Babar: Named after an elephant that never forgets, this 2-6 inch air plant won’t flinch if you are the type of person who forgets to water it on time. The delicate thin leaves of this plant have a soft and whimsical texture that is contrasted by the metallic sheen of its golden planter. If you need to add character and unique fun to a room, this planter designed after an elephant makes it a fun accent piece.
  • The Geoff: This amazing Xerographica air plant has broad and curly leaves that cascade down the side of a beautiful giraffe-shaped planter. Whether you need an interesting plant for your room or a thoughtful gift for a friend, The Geoff is a suitable selection. Xerographica air plants are also low-maintenance, requiring just a periodic soak to stay healthy.

Use Succulents

Succulents belong to the cactus family and are known for holding water with their thick, waxy leaves. They can survive in deserts, so it’s no surprise that they can also last in the toughest of indoor conditions. Succulents are good bedroom plants because they don’t need much maintenance, are super air scrubbers, and add natural decoration to any room. Check out our favorites:

  • The Winona: This gorgeous small succulent looks even more beautiful in a delightful golden beaded pot. If you need a splash of boho chic in your life, this plant will certainly add this mood to your bedroom. Depending on when you order this plant, you can get a variety of succulents that are in season — ensuring the healthiest and prettiest refresh to your space.
  • The Fiji: Aloe plants are incredible. They are beautiful, excellent air scrubbers, and contain healing properties that make them a common ingredient in folk medicine, especially for mild burns. The Fiji comes in a blue and brown painted pot with a desert vibe, so you can bring the warm weather mood to your personal space. If that’s not enough, it also filters benzene and formaldehyde from the air — but unlike most plants that filter during the day, aloe absorbs carbon dioxide at night. This means that you’re getting fresh oxygen during your prime sleeping hours. Perhaps this is the ultimate bedroom plant?

Buy Bedroom Plants

Make your bedroom a more peaceful, beautiful, and healthy place to be when you revamp it with fresh house plants. You can find a variety of pleasing varieties at UrbanStems, conveniently potted in beautiful planters and ready for a home of their own. Schedule a delivery right to your door in advance or make a spontaneous order for tomorrow or the same day. It’s always a good time to beautify your bedroom!

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