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Decorating Your Home With Indoor Plants

Laura Place
Written by Laura Place

Plants are an excellent ally when it comes to the health of the environment. Along with oxygenating the air, among many other benefits, they demonstrate how living close to forested areas betters your health as well as your mood, and also lowers your stress. The internal environment of your home should feel similarly refreshing and calming, so it’s important to let fresh air into your rooms each day, and you also might consider adding some indoor plants will help to keep the air in your house more healthy and beneficial. Aside from making your space beautiful and serving as a type of decor, plants also have a regenerative function that can be useful in cases of allergies or in apartments in areas with lots of traffic and bad air quality due to pollution. Today in this article from ShBarcelona, we will be talking about various plants you can use to decorate the interior of your home and improve the very air you breathe.

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Indoor plants, a beautiful way to add to your space

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As previously stated, the benefits of indoor plants go beyond the merely aesthetic. Indoor plants reduce stress levels, help with concentration, contribute to feelings of wellbeing, and generate clean air, both by providing moisture as well as helping to lower levels of dust mites and other allergens floating in the air. There are multiple advantages of having plants, as they provide a sense of comfort as well as a fundamental aspect of beautiful decor that undoubtedly adds a level of tranquility and natural beauty to a room. When it comes time to buy indoor plants to fill your home, you should pay attention in the store to the care they receive as well as their current state so you’ll know how to keep them healthy.

When you buy your plants, they should be blooming with their flowers no more than 15% open, and their buds should be well formed, so that you can enjoy them for a while as they continue to bloom and open. It’s important as well to make sure that the roots of the plant solid and not loose, which will indicate that they are strong and healthy. All plants need a good amount of light in order to complete photosynthesis, but some need more light than others. This is an important factor to keep in mind when choosing where in the house to place each of your plants, so you should inform yourself beforehand about the level of light each of them need to grow. Every once in awhile, you should also turn your plants so that they receive light on all sides. Plants with flowers or blossoms need a lot of light in order to maintain their bright colors.

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Depending on the level of light exposure in the different areas of your home, you can place certain plant varieties in different spots. For example, in the areas with the most light you can position plants such as laurel leaves, clivia, ivy and lilies. In areas with medium light you can designate species like azaleas, cyclamen, Mexican breadfruit, weeping fig, a corn plant or a yucca plant. Lastly, in areas with the least amount of light, plants such as Heart of Jesus, Venezuelan treebine, ferns, radiator plants, palm plants or arrowhead plants will do just fine. It’s also important to keep in mind that air conditioning and heating systems can be detrimental to indoor plant health; cold air flow can cause a drastic change in temperature and the heat dries out the air and takes away moisture needed by plants to grow.

Do you have indoor plants? What other advice can you give about keeping indoor plants?

Decorating Your Home With Indoor Plants
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Laura Place

Laura Place

American journalist living temporarily in Spain. Her passions include news and feature writing, Spanish language and culture and the outdoors.

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