Do you feel that the interior of your house is missing something? Maybe it just seems a little dreary, or perhaps the air feels a bit stale. Given the fact that many people spend over 90% of their time indoors, it is important to keep our indoor environment healthy, attractive and enjoyable. If your home’s atmosphere isn’t quite right, or you just want to improve on it some more – there is something you can do that will make an immediate improvement, Indoor plants can make a huger difference and are also very cost effective.
Use Indoor Plants to Freshen Up Your Air
If you live near a source of air pollution, or the air in your house feels and smells a bit stale then indoor plants will go a long way to improving the environment in your home. Most plants have air filtering qualities, but some more than others: here is a short list of some of the best.
- Garden Mum
- Spider Plant
- Peace Lily
- Snake Plant
All these plants grow well indoors in pots, or if you want get a little bit fancy you could consider using an indoor hydroponic system such as an Aerogarden.
Use Succulents as Decorations and Center Pieces
Succulents are low maintenance plants that can look great when placed in the right locations in your home. They are very easy to look after and require almost no maintenance, just a watering once a month and maybe some fertiliser once a year.
Succulents can be placed in many different containers to make them stand out such as a standing pot, a hanging pot or a terrarium.
There are many different types of succulents, some of my favourites are:
- Burro’s Tail
- Christmas Cactus
- Aloe Vera
- Panda Plant
Use Indoor Plants to Hide Problems
We all have something in our house that we want to fix, but havent got around to it yet. Maybe it is that mark on the wall that the kids made, the slightly mismatched paint in one area or the stain on the carpet that you couldnt get out – whatever it is you can probably distract attention from it with indoor plants.
If the problem area is in a corner, or on a wall then you should be able to place a suitably sized plant to cover hide the problem. If not, then find a plant that can really attract attention in a room such as a hanging pot, a succulent or a fern, place the plant in a location that draws the eye away from the problem area – most visitors or potential buys will then find themselves admiring the plant instead of looking at an unsightly problem.
Indoor Plants Can Improve Your Home
As you can see, indoor plants should be in every home. They have many benefits and they really liven up an area.
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April 21, 2017