Houseplants – A Breath of Fresh Air

Houseplants on the floor and table standing next to a metal shelf with decorations in living room interior

Houseplants have become one of the biggest trends of spring/summer 2019 and it’s not hard to see why. A breath of fresh air, they can zhuzh up the dull corners and inject life into spaces that go unnoticed; corners of rooms, hallways, kitchens, bathrooms – just about anywhere!

There is an extensive range of indoor plants available online, in garden centres and even the local supermarkets. They’ve become so popular this year thanks to social media ‘plant influencers’ who have used houseplants to create urban jungles.

Modern room decoration. Collection of various potted cactus house plants on white shelf against pastel turquoise colored wall. Cactus plants banner.

How To Style Houseplants

Paired with a decorative pot, you can really make an indoor display your own. Go for a contemporary black metal pot on a tripod stand for a stylish show. Maybe your more traditional and want to try a more classic ceramic pot. Or you could try a more boho approach and use jute or hessian bags. Whatever fits in with the decor of your home.

Be sure to choose the right plant for the area you want to place it. A large number of houseplants relish in a damp environment like a bathroom or kitchen. Whilst others are happy sitting on a sunny windowsill. Some need frequent watering, some only require a little misting. Be sure to check up on care tips for the variety you choose.

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A Breath of Fresh Air

They’re not just a pretty face either – gardeners have known for years that houseplants are great features for the home. They can help you to get a good, restful night’s sleep, and now we know why. Research by NASA shows that one of their most useful features is their ability to keep the air inside your home clean. They do this by removing toxins such as formaldehyde and benzene, and giving out valuable oxygen at night. As if we even needed another reason to go plant crazy indoors too!

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From classics like the Boston Fern and Monstera ‘Swiss Cheese’ Plant to carnivorous Venus Fly Trap. We have chosen a selective range to stock on our website at YouGarden that are both easy to grow and care for. View our full range of fabulous indoor plants here