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Houseplants for a Healthier Home

By Donna Stark

Adding more greens to your daily diet is a great way to improve your overall health and wellness, but that's not the only place you should incorporate that color. Your home needs a little bit of green too! Filling the rooms in your house with plants can increase humidity levels, filter allergens, reduce stress, and boost moods. Plants are also a great way to introduce your family to the many benefits that come from gardening. But how can you get started without feeling totally overwhelmed? Here are some great suggestions on how to incorporate more plants in the design of your home.

Fill Your Floors

Houseplants don't only belong on shelves or tables. It's easy to make a bold statement in your home's design by gathering a variety of plants and arranging them on the floor around your seating areas. Everyone is drawn to beauty, so there couldn't be anything more inviting than a group of plants around your sofa or chairs.

Beautify Your Bathrooms

Plants love the moisture and humidity that can be found in bathrooms, so go ahead and start beautifying this space. Add some to your shelves, the sink, and around the bathtub. If space allows, remember to put some on the floor too, but don't forget about the shower itself! Yes, that's right. Plants do amazingly well when hung from the ceiling here.

Improve Your Bedrooms

Breathe better and sleep well by adding lots of plants in your bedroom. Whether they are hung from the ceiling or are sitting on shelves around your room, these little green treasures will continuously do their part to improve the air around you.

Use Your Walls

With pots that are flush against the wall, it is easy to add some texture and depth to your rooms while also creating a healthier home. Plants help to remove the toxins and indoor pollutants, so fill those walls and rest assured knowing your air is cleaner and everyone is breathing a little bit better because of them.

Think Outside the Box

Since plants come in all shapes and sizes, it's easy to add some excitement and color to unexpected places around your house. Place some on the kitchen windowsill, fill an empty spot in your entryway, add some to the landing on your stairs, or hang a few above your bed. If you are out and see a pretty plant that you like, just go ahead and buy it because you know a space will be found.

A Healthier Home

Houseplants have been shown to provide many emotional and physical health benefits, so start your collection today. It's a beautiful way to add more greens to your lifestyle and promote a healthier living environment for everyone in the home.

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