Most of us probably start and begin our day in the same place: the bedroom. We smash the alarm, jump out of bed, do some lazy cat stretching, get ready for work or class, then head out to carpe the diem. And then after a long day of kicking goals we then get home to kick off our shoes and lay flat as a pancake in the bedroom. Same floor, same ceiling, same windows. Is there more to life? Of course there is, but there is no reason why your bedroom can’t be your most favourite place in the world to enjoy.
Huge changes to your daily routine may not be possible in an instant but, sometimes, it’s the small things that make a big difference. First of all you know we love artwork in our bedrooms and you’ve kicked that box. You know we adore beautiful quality bedlinen to sleep on and you are already team Hunting for George on that one. The other thing you know we love in the bedroom are plants! So have you ever thought of keeping plants in your bedroom? If not, then we’re about to twist your arm because they can actually do you a lot of good!
They make your bedroom look brighter
This is a simple interior design hack that you can do in just a hair flip. Find or make space on any of your bookshelves or bedside and just place a potted plant on top. You’ll notice that the green leaves contrast beautifully with the surroundings. Even if the surface is varnished, painted or coated, adding any plant will definitely give it a livelier look. Choose a plant that will best suit the living conditions in your bedroom. For more help on which plants to choose, take a look at our guide on how to start an indoor garden.
Your stress levels are reduced
There’s just something about plants that make you feel better. After spending a day at work in front of computers or paperwork, a change in scenery involving plants tells you that you are away from demands and deadlines. To further convince you that it isn’t just you who feels this way, there has been a recent study that says having plants within your home environment and even touching a plant’s leaves can calm you down.
You breathe easier
While there have been studies that plants could be a threat to us because they give off carbon dioxide too, the amount is minimal compared with what comes from humans. In the end, plants are a great source of oxygen and purified air. They’re bound to make an impact everywhere but it’s probably a lot different if they’re placed in a home located in an urban area where trees and plants aren’t so dense. Even better when they’re in a bedroom to make recharging after a long day gets easier.
Depending on your bedroom decide where you want to place a plant. This will then dictate the size of plant and pot that you’re going to need. If you don’t have much floor or mantel space you might consider a hanging planter to suspend in the air. A hanging planter is also a great way to make your bedroom appear larger. Here are some of our favourite indoor pots and pot stands. Coming in several sizes and various functions, these are sure to blend in any bedroom because of their neutral colours. There are also self-watering pots for the forgetful plant parent.