Room to Sleep Loves: Bedroom Plants

Bedroom plants have numerous benefits; they bring life into your home and have the power to brighten up any room. You can place them strategically around a room, on the windowsill, bedside table or even in a chic, well placed basket. Houseplants don’t only have a positive effect on interior design, they also have a plethora of health and well being benefits. Keeping plants in your bedroom can help support healthy breathing, as plants increase oxygen flow in the room, deter illness due to the humidity they produce, improve air quality and promote healing. Generally being around nature has variety of benefits on mood also; improving focus and happiness.

Not all plants are the same or do the same job, there are a number of different plants which would be a great addition to the bedroom for a variety of reasons. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of our top 5-bedroom plants based on their numerous health benefits:

Top 5 Bedroom Plants

Lavender

Lavender is widely known for its relaxing properties; it is a natural remedy for sleep and relaxation. Perhaps an obvious choice, lavender has been proven to improve sleep quality when inhaled nightly for a period of time, making this plant a great choice for keeping in the bedroom. Lavender plants are big fans of sunlight, making the windowsill a great place to keep this bloom.

English Ivy

English Ivy is an expert in cleaning the air, making it a great plant for those with allergies as well as for generally promoting wellbeing. Studies have shown that English Ivy can reduce the levels of mould in indoor air by up to 78.5%.

Jasmine

Similar to Lavender, Jasmine has many relaxing properties. Sweet scented and easy to keep; Jasmine lives well in a pot and likes to be kept on the windowsill too. Jasmine is a pretty white flowering plant which not only looks aesthetically pleasing, it has been proven to reduce anxiety and promote relaxation.

Orchid

We know that throughout the day plants go through the process of photosynthesis, which improves the levels of oxygen in the air and helps to promote better breathing, but at night this stops. Plants such as Orchids and succulents don’t stop photosynthesising at night, meaning they are circulating even whilst you’re in bed.

Gerbera Daisies

Gerbera Daisies are also an air cleaning plant, meaning they reduce air pollution and are particularly good for indoor air. Like Orchids, they also produce oxygen through the night; and are so useful that the lung institute actually recommends Gerbera Daisies for a better night’s sleep. They are also pretty lovely to look at and come in a variety of colours, making them the perfect accompaniment to any bedroom.

There are a whole host of plants that have a real range of benefits for the mind, body and soul, only some of which we’ve touched upon here. With so many options for houseplants, you’ll be sure to find some favourites; and begin reaping the benefits. It is worth remembering that some plants are toxic to pets, English Ivy for example, so be sure to double check this if you have pets.

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