House plants have had a revival and are currently one of the biggest interior trends, bringing life to a space.
But did you know they work particularly well in bedroom? And that adorning your bedroom with beautiful things such as plants can help you feel more connected to it?
The quality of the air in your bedroom can not only affect quality of sleep – it can also positively affect your overall health and wellness. Dry air can be blamed for contributing to a number of respiratory ailments. Airborne contaminants such as mould, dust and other potential allergens can be a major underlying factor for a variety of illnesses.
Thankfully, nature has provided us with solution. Houseplants maintain humidity levels, filter air pollutants, and some produce oxygen. So which plants are best for the bedroom?
A low maintenance plant, the snake plant is one of only a few houseplants that converts carbon dioxide to oxygen during the night; unlike most houseplants that usually do this during the day.
Not only known for its beauty, the peace lily is a smart choice for the bedroom because of its fantastic air purifying properties and it’s ability to thrive in both high and low light situations.
If you have ever smelled lavender essential oil, you will know how its heady fragrance can help reduce stress and slow the heart rate, promoting a good night’s sleep.
Well known for being tolerant to neglect, Aloe Vera is another plant that emits oxygen at night rather than during the day.
Research has shown that this plant can help to reduce airborne mould by up to 94%, so it is especially useful for allergy sufferers.
The sweet scent of jasmine is a powerful relaxant and can act like a mild sedative, reducing anxiety and promoting sleep.