7 Best Bedroom House Plants

When it comes to house plants we all choose different ones for a variety of reasons: their size, colour, growth habit or their flowers. For the most part when we think about placing our house plants, we seem to gravitate to rooms where they are seen all time, our living rooms or kitchens. Generally, we don’t think about greening up our bedrooms, which is where we actually spend most of our time. The fact of the matter is plants in general have many beneficial qualities that help keep our homes healthy without us even knowing. Many species are known to be air purifiers and they actually remove harmful toxins out of the air. Many also have the ability to relax and calm us with their presence and scent. Filling our homes with the beauty of plants brings a sense of life, well-being and vitality. Studies show that spending time in nature has noticeable healing qualities. Adding greenery to our bedrooms is a no brainer! In this day and age most of us find life a little hectic somedays. It’s no wonder that stress and anxiety causes over half of our insomnia. Sleepless nights can slowly deteriorate our daily energy, mood and productivity. The cleanest of homes have air quality issues. Homes naturally have toxins, odours and mold spores in the air from furniture, paint, carpet, pets etc.  The most common household toxins are benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. Those sound nasty, don’t they! Selecting certain plants to place in our bedrooms can dramatically ease the effects of stress in our day to day life and clean the air inside our homes.

I am going to share a few of my personal favourite houseplants that are a perfect fit for the bedroom. The nice thing about all of these selections is that they are very easy to care for and require very little attention. 

English Ivy is a gorgeous plant. At first glance it is a vine and has small glossy leaves and comes in a variety of different leaf colours. English Ivy has been said to be the fastest air purifier. In less than 12 hours it has been documented to remove to 90% of air borne feces and 78% of mold spores. Wow!!! This plant is poisonous if ingested by children or pets, so keep this one in a hanging basket or on a high shelf.  

Peace Lilies are quick to purify the air along with being able to boost the humidity in a small room by up to 7%!

Lavender and Jasmine are of course known for their scents.  The scent that the blooms and foliage release has a natural and soothing effect on our bodies and minds. This leads to the calming of anxiety and stress. The scent of Lavender has been recorded to actually slow down heart rates and lower blood pressure.  

Snake Plant (Mother-in-Laws Tongue) had a very unique and fine-tuned ability to produce oxygen only at night, which means its working while we sleep to change the carbon dioxide that we exhale into fresh clean oxygen. If this isn’t enough it also filters out common toxins (benzene, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene).

Aloe Vera is much the same as the Snake Plant it to produces oxygen at night and has purifying qualities as well. These plants are part of the succulent family so they can withstand very little water. 

Spider Plants not only purify the air, they absorb odours and fumes from the air as well! What a nice alternative to spraying harmful aerosol air fresheners.These have a trailing growth habit and are best kept in a hanging basket. 

These are few of my favourite houseplants for their obvious beauty, but most importantly their health benefits. Having these plants in your bedroom will help clean the air you breathe while you sleep and their scents will ensure you to have a more restful sleep; a better sleep will overall give you a better quality of life. This is such a small investment for the endless benefits you will reap!

Sweet Dreams!

 

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 Guest post by Jackie - Bylands Account Representative

I was born and raised in Saskatchewan. I grew up in a small town just outside of Saskatoon and have called Saskatoon home for nearly 20 years. My hobbies include gardening, landscape design, dogs, yoga and physical fitness. My husband, son and I are very passionate about nature. We spend as much time as we can in the summer up north camping, fishing, hiking and kayaking. Northern Saskatchewan is absolutely stunning, the boreal forest, wildlife and sunsets are something we can never seem to get enough of.

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