Plants For Every Room In Your Home – Extra Comfort And Health
Plants are always welcome in any corner of our homes, given their both aesthetic and practical role, with the latter, very important, being detailed in the articles where we spoke about air filtering plants. We will now focus on plants for every room in your home, plants which fit the specifics of each of these rooms and indirectly boost your comfort. It is enough to remind you that the presence of houseplants does seem to help with concentration, with researchers finding that having plants in an office boosts focus, for instance.
As expected, most of the recommendations concern the practical aspect of associating plants with a certain room. So, for the bedroom, the ultimate resting space, you need plants that have a relaxing effects and induce sleep. For this reason, rely on jasmine, lavender, gardenia (which specialists say has the same effect as sleeping pills), aloe vera and the snake plant, these two genuine champions of filtering out chemical in the air, along gerbera, another perfect absorbent of toxins.
As concerns the living, experts recommend the peace lily, a beautiful flower, displaying a distinct look and a mystical aura. The main argument they bring, besides the aesthetic contribution, is it raises humidity levels by as much as 5 percent. The extra moisture is good for indoor air because dry indoor air can irritate mucus membranes, leading to runny noses and itchy eyes. It’s also a hardworking air filter. The living room also makes a fine setting for the snake plant which, thanks to its hanging leaves, brings extra texture and accent to this intense socializing space.
Not far from the living, the dining room is the right place to decorate using a potted areca palm, a moisture-adding plant also highly effective at filtering formaldehyde and trichloroethylene from the air.
In the bathroom, needless to say, go for moisture and low light loving plants, such as the bamboo, orchids, the spider plant, another air filtering expert, aloe vera, English ivy and azalea.
In the kitchen, which generates a lot of cooking fumes, install a resilient spider plant to help remove some of the nasty air. It’s very good at removing carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide, plus it can handle a whole host of other air pollutants.
Sources: Motherearthliving.com, Maids.com