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Houseplants To Spruce Up Your Style

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By on Feb 7, 2018
Houseplants To Spruce Up Your Style

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Sometimes, it seems like a room is just missing something. Are you looking for a unique décor item to add to a space? A houseplant is a great way to dress up any room and add even a few additional benefits you may not have considered.

Homeowners are most often concerned with the amount of care that goes into keeping houseplants. But, there are plenty of low-maintenance options you can use as stunning décor. See a few ways you can use houseplants to spruce up your style.

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Benefits Of Houseplants

The Benefits Of Houseplants

Unlike other accessories, houseplants come with countless benefits that can improve the overall health and energy of your home. “Houseplants are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they can also purify the air in your home,” Megan Wild, editor of Your Wild Home, said. “Their presence in our home and workplace promotes improved concentration and memory, among many other benefits.”

One of the most common tips most homeowners understand is that houseplants are best for purifying the air. Indoor air quality has become a top priority for homeowners and plants can help eliminate toxins in a budget-friendly way.

Among air purification, here are some other benefits of houseplants:

  • Improved mental health
  • Increase of humidity
  • Reduction of fatigue and stress
  • Stylish additions to the room

Best Houseplants For Decor

If you’re looking to incorporate houseplants into your décor, there are no doubt many to choose from. You may want to first evaluate how much care you’ll want to give your houseplants. If you're looking for an easy option, start with one low-maintenance plant and go from there. Spider plants and snake plants are a great option for those wanting to start easy and still have all the benefits houseplants bring to a room. If you’re looking to add a bit of color, flowering houseplants or succulent houseplants are great options. Wild says that these choices are based on your own personal style.

“I think mums, or chrysanthemums, are a versatile and colorful addition during the fall,” Wild said. “Gerber daisies are a nice and bright plant for the spring and summer. A Chinese evergreen is a red and green plant that makes it perfect for the winter.”

You’ll also want to take into consideration where the plant will be going. Certain plants need more light than others and will quickly die if they're not by a window. Other houseplants thrive in low light areas, making it easy to dress up an odd corner of the room or a shelf.

“Depending on the type of plant, you may not have much of a choice in terms of location. If it needs a lot of sunlight, rooms with lots of windows or entry points are a good location,” Wild said. “If it needs shade, or doesn't need quite as much sunlight, putting them in interior rooms is a great idea. Just be mindful of children and pets!”

Succulent Houseplants

Succulent Houseplants

If you’re looking for an easy care and smaller option, succulents are a great choice of houseplant. Succulents are one of the best houseplants for low light. They come in all shapes and sizes and can thrive in almost any room. Some variations need more light than others. Succulents are great on shelves, window sills or as small table decorations. Cacti, hens-and-chicks, aloe vera and echeveria are all perfect succulent houseplants.

Flowering Houseplants

Flowering Houseplants

Flowering houseplants are a beautiful option and can best match the colors of your room. Flowering houseplants might not be as easy to care for as other types, but they are worth the beauty they bring to a room. Some of the best flowering houseplants include African violets, orchids and bromeliads.

Tall Houseplants

Tall Houseplants

If you’re looking to fill a corner or a narrow space, a tall houseplant can be the unique item to spruce up your style. Most tall, thin houseplants are great for areas with low light. However, expect for these to be a bit more expensive than other styles. You’ll also need a plant stand or potholder for these to really complete the look. Philodendron, Areca palms and ficus are good options for tall houseplants.

Large Leaf Houseplants

Trending now are large leaf houseplants. This style of houseplant is sure to make a statement. However, most are large leaf tropical houseplants and will need the proper care and environment to truly thrive. However, they are a beautiful addition to minimalist or contemporary décor. The must-have large leaf plants to have right now are monstera and dieffenbachia.

Bamboo Houseplants

Bamboo Houseplants

As both a stylish and low-maintenance option for your home, bamboo is a great accent piece. However, while bamboo needs plenty of light to survive, placing it in direct sunlight will kill the plant. Since the plant grows directly in water, you’ll want to be sure to change the water about once a month with distilled water. It's great if you have a certain dish or vase that you want to show off with the help of a bamboo plant.

Pet Safe Houseplants

Pet-Safe Houseplants

A common concern for homeowners when it comes to indoor plants is pet safety. After all, our furry friends are very curious and can get into mischief when we’re not home! Before you purchase any plant, research the name and see if it's potentially toxic to your animals. Also, dogs and cats may not have the same reaction to plants if ingested, so you may want to research pet specific information. It will make caring for both your pet and your new plant much easier.

Conclusion

If you’re looking for a new way to add décor to your room, consider adding in a houseplant. With so many varieties available, you’re likely to find the perfect fit for your style and at the same time, get all the wonderful added benefits.

Looking for more ways to spruce up your space? Read Home Office Decorating Ideas.

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