Houseplants can be a simple and effective solution for enhancing your mood daily. Even when our homes are used for working and schooling as well as everyday living, you can change the scenery with indoor plants.
Wellness Benefits of Houseplants
Houseplants can serve as your daily reminder that in the midst of chaos, you’re in control of your surroundings. Choose a view that will remind you of the beauty in the natural world, and will simultaneously improve your physical state of being.
Getting outside and tending to your garden is still a great break from the pressure of work, but on days when you’re stuck inside or at your desk, there are ways you can thrive in your everyday routine.
Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, on-trend houseplants do their part to purify the air in your living space and help improve your mood. No matter what stage of the day you’re in, incorporating a houseplant into your environment will enhance your day.
Indoor Plants for Your Bedroom
After you hit snooze for the last time and finally roll out of bed, look to the spider plant on your nightstand. This is just one houseplant that acts as a natural humidifier. Your skin may be thriving because of it.
Consider adding a wooden shelf above your bed and lining it with a mix of spider plants and maybe a container of lavender, as this can actually improve sleep quality overall. Its relaxing aroma is most known for calming nerves and decreasing stress, which means you are guaranteed a serene atmosphere at the end of every day.
Tip: Lavender needs dry air and bright light to thrive indoors. If you grow it outside, dry the blooms in summer and bring them into your bedroom.
Houseplants for Your Kitchen
While your cup of joe is brewing in the kitchen, give your kitchen herbs a quick health check and inhale their refreshing fragrance. Basil and rosemary are popular kitchen herbs, mostly because of their scent and the simplicity of incorporating them into recipes.
Lemon balm and sage are also low maintenance and a great addition to your lineup. Displaying the herbs in your kitchen can be simple, or a dash of culinary artwork. Are you a gourmet chef or are the herbs just for show? The world will never know! All that matters is that your kitchen is well equipped with herbs to add some flair to your cooking and kitchen, and to also help boost your mood throughout the day.
Indoor Plants for the Home Office
Moving into the 9-to-5 portion of your day, incorporating a source of stress relief is crucial for an office or workspace. This is where bamboo palms, golden pothos and snake plants all come into play. This triple threat will aid in stress relief and improve your focus while you work from home.
Indoor Plants for the Living Room
When 5 o’clock hits and you shuffle from your office to the living room to either watch the news or catch up on your favorite show, be sure to tend to your Chinese evergreen, peace lily, English ivy, asparagus fern and dragon tree as these are all air purifiers and will be your lifesaver for allergy relief.
Learn more about the air-purifying benefits of houseplants.
Tip: If you're concerned about keeping your pets safe around houseplants, you can filter “cat safe” and “dog safe” houseplants.
Houseplants for Your Bathroom
As your day is coming to an end and you’re winding down with your favorite skincare routine, give your bathroom some spa vibes and decorate with orchids and aloe plants.
Orchids are visually appealing and appreciate a humid environment. Aloe plants are very popular for their first aid capabilities with their gel-like consistency, and are great to have on hand in case of a sunburn. They are fairly low maintenance as they just require occasional trimming and should not be overwatered. It has been said that the act of trimming away the dead aloe pieces that are not contributing to the growth of the plant can serve as a reminder in your life to focus on what encourages your growth.
If you grow eucalyptus in your landscape, trim a few branches and bring them into the bathroom. Tie the stems to the shower head and gently crush some of the leaves. The steam from the shower will release the soothing eucalyptus oils.
Houseplants have unique and impactful benefits to your health and can greatly impact your mood. Tending to houseplants gives you a sense of accomplishment and encourages you (subconsciously) to continue taking on daily tasks.
Plants can improve your mood and sense of well-being in every room of your home. Whether you need the right planters, plants or potting soil, The Home Depot delivers online orders when and where you need them.