Benefits and Versatility of Houseplants

Photo by Anastasia Zolotnitskaya.

Indoor plants have had a major moment this year. Their versatility has made them ideal for anyone looking to spruce up their home or enhance their wellness and mood.

Plants can be used as statement pieces, opportunities to fill awkward spaces where furniture won’t fit, or they can be used as living sculptures. Not only are they a great way to instantly add a pop of color and texture into a home, they also provide many wellness benefits, like absorbing harmful chemicals, reducing stress and regulating humidity.

Wellness Benefits of Indoor Plants

Whether you live in a small apartment or a large house, surrounding yourself with nature and introducing plants into your home will create a soothing living space. Indoor plants improve air quality by creating oxygen and absorbing carbon dioxide, regulating humidity and absorbing harmful chemicals like formaldehyde and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Plants also enhance your mood, reduce stress and are even believed to make people more creative and productive!

Ways To Use Indoor Plants as Decor

1. Hang plants from the ceiling. If you live in a small apartment or studio and don’t want to lose any floor space, hang your plants or mount them.

2. Use plants as statement pieces. One large well-developed plant can add height and drama to any room in a home.

3. Place plants on a window ledge. This is a great spot to grow herbs or place plants that need a little extra light.

4. Use plants as a room divider. A shelf (or tall floor plants) in the middle of the room divides the space. Use them instead of more opaque furniture or screens.

5. Place plants in awkward spaces furniture won’t fit. Use plants as an opportunity to fill up room corners where nothing else fits. Clusters of plants work well to fill wasted spaces.

6. Use smaller plants as table centerpieces. 
Potted plants can live a long time as a focal point on your furniture. Use them on coffee or dining tables.

7. Use plants that spill out of their containers as living sculptures. This adds a nice sense of movement to a room that you can’t get with other decorations.

8. Place plants on shelves or bookcases. This is a great alternative to the usual go-to boxes, picture frames or books.

9. Create a spa-like environment by placing plants in your bathroom. This is an easy way to add a bit of charm to an otherwise utilitarian space.

For more decorating ideas visit our Houseplants Pinterest board.

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