It is well known that indoor plants can positively affect the air quality of your home. However, they also help to subconsciously enhance one’s sense of connection to nature, something that is often significantly diminished in today’s fast paced, technological world.
They also look fantastic so it is no surprise that they are currently making a big come back in indoor styling trends.
With such a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours potted plants can uplift and freshen the look of any room.
I recently noticed a personal trend in my own home that started after rescuing/purchasing three enormous (and I mean reaching the ceiling) rubber plants from outside a charity shop.
Since their introduction a number of new smaller plants seem to have snuck in and I have been marveling at how the plants in my home seem to be taking on a life of their own, calling in more and are somewhat taking over.
Then I came across a bohemian lifestyle blog by Justina Blakeney called ‘The Jungalow’.
The LA based designer and blogger provides daily design inspiration for the wild at heart, with plenty of colour, pattern and plants and a few incredibly shaggy rugs thrown in for good measure.
Since then I can not get her cleverly created word ‘jungalow’ out of my head and as I look around, it is clear that yes, I am now living in one.
You don’t have to be taken over by plants to enjoy their benefits in your own home though. If you feel like a room or part of your home is lacking something, try adding even one or two and watch the space come back to life.
Here are a few easy care plants that are known for improving air quality:
Spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum), Rubber plant (Ficus elastic), Philodendrum (Philodendron bipinnatifidum), Zansibar Gem (Zamioculcas zamiifolia), Prayer Plant (Calathea spp.), Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum), Peace or Madonna Lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii).
From a feng shui perspective choosing plants with big round leaves is more beneficial than anything spikey or pointy.
And don’t forget succulents are really popular at the moment too so String of Pearls (Senecio rowleyanus), String of Bananas (Senecio radicans) or Air Plants (Tillandsia) can also make easy care options.