Getting in touch with nature can have incredible benefits on mind and body, so it’s no surprise that we often bring the outdoors into our homes. House plants are common to see in lots of rooms, from the living room to the bathroom, but we’re here to help you narrow down your choice of bedroom plants.
Specifically, these plants are known for their air purifying, de-toxifying benefits, which makes them perfect for putting in your bedroom to help you relax!
Aloe vera is great at purifying the air in your bedroom, as it’s constantly releasing fresh oxygen and fighting off harmful chemicals that can plague your home, such as the benzene that is found in some paint and cleaning products.
Not only is it extremely good for your indoor air quality though, it also looks great while it’s purifying your room!
This plant is capable of sucking up a range of pollutants that might be found indoors, including acetone, xylene, and toluene. These three common indoor air pollutants are released by everyday chemicals like nail polish, paints, and adhesives, so they’re hard to escape.
Along with ridding your indoor air of pollutants, however, areca palm releases moisture into the air making it much easier to breathe if you have sinus problems or cold symptoms.
Known as one of the easiest houseplants to care for, Chinese evergreens can filter a variety of air pollutants and only get more effective at keeping your air clean as they grow.
Outside of their benefits on your physical health, though, a Chinese evergreen is bound to make your life easier as it’s super low maintenance – thriving in low light and commonly growing in environments that other plants won’t.
Another evergreen plant, gardenias are well known for producing extremely sweet smelling blossoms that can help you to settle down and relax at night. While they might not be known primarily as air purifying plants, the relaxing side effects of a naturally scented bedroom are sure to make up for it.
Because they blossom so beautifully, gardenias are perfect to place in bedrooms with bespoke beds to create the distinct, unique bedroom you’ve always wanted.
The snake plant is also commonly used for improving indoor air quality with a number of purifying benefits including its ability to convert CO2 to oxygen throughout the night and filter a number of chemicals such as formaldehyde, xylene, and benzene from your bedroom air.
It’s also another low maintenance plant that won’t require constant tending to, so its relaxing benefits go beyond its air purifying qualities.
These houseplants can improve the air quality in your bedroom with minimal input, making them the ultimate natural remedy to a bedroom that you can’t relax in. However, plants alone don’t make a bedroom and if you’re serious about getting a good night’s sleep, getting a bespoke mattress is another great step you can take.
Make sure you’re getting the sleep you deserve by updating your bed or mattress and getting some bedroom plants to reap the benefits that nature offers.