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July 27th, 2018 at 2:00 pm

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No matter what your home décor style is, adding plants to your home will take your look to the next level. Whether you prefer your space to be sleek and minimalistic or eclectic bohemian, there are plenty of houseplants that will elevate your home style.

Houseplants add health benefits at home

Did you know that, in addition to the aesthetic factor, there are additional health benefits to keeping plants in your home? There are many low-maintenance and visually appealing houseplants that will actually help purify your air, improve your health, and promote a better night’s sleep. Plus, it never hurts to add a little life and vibrancy into your home to boost your good feng shui.

The following plants are popping up all over interior design blogs and social media and would make a beautiful addition to your home.

Snake plant

The snake plant is well known for being one of the easiest houseplants to care for, making this a perfect starter plant for someone who is just beginning to explore their green thumb. These plants thrive on low light and water on a bi-weekly basis, as they prefer to have their soil dry a bit in between watering. The versatile and understated nature of snake plants makes them a perfect accent piece for any home décor theme. It’s recommended to keep a snake plant in your bedroom because they are one of the best plants for air filtration and oxygen emission, promoting a restful night’s sleep.

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Peace lily

Peace lilies are another top houseplant for promoting clean air qualities. This tropical plant is also very versatile as far as fitting into your home décor, adding an understated feminine touch with its long-lasting white blooms. The peace lily is a tropical plant, meaning that it thrives in indirect sunlight and prefers to have its soil moist at all times. Peace lilies require watering at least once a week and also benefit from being occasionally misted with a spray bottle. If your lily is not receiving enough water it will begin to droop a bit to remind you that it’s thirsty. Peace lilies are believed to be a symbol of prosperity, tranquility, and purification, making them a popular choice in feng shui practices.

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English ivy

English ivy is an evergreen vine, which adds a beautiful and organic touch to your home. This plant looks best when hung or placed on a high shelf, allowing the long ivy branches to cascade elegantly over the sides of the planter.  Not only does English ivy promote clean air indoors, but it is also known to be a natural remedy for reducing mold spores in your home. English ivy is another plant that survives in low light but thrives with indirect bright light. Ivies prefer to let their soil dry a bit before being watered, making it lower maintenance in the watering department, but it does require a monthly dose of fertilizer to truly flourish.

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Low maintenance, high benefits

The plants mentioned above are relatively low maintenance in return for the benefits they will provide your home. Adding plants with air purification qualities help promote a better night’s sleep, a more relaxing environment, and even assist in cold and allergy prevention.

Snake plants, peace lilies, and English ivy may be trending in the interior design world right now, but there are a variety of other houseplants that also promote similar benefits. As beneficial as houseplants are to us, some of them can be toxic to our pets, so be sure to keep them out of reach from your furry family members and do your research before bringing them into your home.

Are you on board with the houseplant trend? If not, here are 6 more home design trends to try out.

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