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The simple answer to this question is, ‘Yes, plants are great to have in your bedroom.’ But, a word to the wise, it’s not just a case of plonking your grandma’s twenty-year-old cactus in your bedroom and thinking job done! No, having plants in your bedroom is to support sleep hygiene so you will need to think about a few things first.
Having plants in the bedroom has a surprising number of benefits to both your health and the general environment of your home. Plants can increase the humidity of the space, detox the air making it purer, and creating an ambiance second to none if well-placed and cared for. So choosing the right plants for your night-time sanctuary is key.
Here are a few considerations when thinking about plants in the bedroom:
Organize and Clean Your Bedroom
This might sound fairly obvious but you would be amazed at how cluttered our sleeping areas can get. Clothes on the floor, overloaded surfaces, and a collection of scarves we just really think needs to be on the show.
Your room needs to be de-cluttered to create the best space for a good night’s sleep. Just doing this will transform your sleeping space and make you re-think your design for the room. Remember, less is usually more.
Once your bedroom is clutter-free, give it a really good spring clean and yes, that means even under the bed! Check out https://adebtfreestressfreelife.com/7-easy-tips-to-keep-your-bedroom-clean/ so that you can then keep on top of the fruits of your hard work.
The Layout of the Room
Plants have to blend into the space in your bedroom so consider the space, perhaps draw a quick diagram and think about where you might place your plants. You need them to be somewhere you can see them and I, personally, like to see plants when I walk in. Mapping out your space will help you to know the general size and shape of the plant you need.
What Do You Want The Plant to Do?
This means knowing what you would like the function of the plant to be. It could be that you are just using them as beautiful features in a room or you may have rather dry air and wish to increase the humidity.
Perhaps you feel that the air needs to be purified or maybe you’ve just seen a plant in your friend’s place and have a bit of plant envy. Whatever the reason, it doesn’t matter as long as you understand what that reason is and buy your plants accordingly.
How Big Does The Plant Need to Be
Having scoped out your room, the purpose of your plant, and the height of the room available, it’s time to plan for the size of the plant you need. Buy larger plants to put on the floor fanning up, medium plants for lower surfaces that create the shape you are looking for, and hanging plants for high shelves. Think too about the colors you have in your room and buy plants to complement and contrast.
So, whether you’re going for an English Colonial style of ambiance or prefer a jungle theme, it’s up to you. Hopefully, these handy tips will give you the get-up and go to make your bedroom the perfect space for you.
My name is Isis Loran, creator of the Family Food Garden. I’ve been gardening for over 10 years now and push the limits of our zone 5 climates. I love growing heirlooms & experimenting with hundreds of varieties, season extending, crunchy homesteading and permaculture.