Using Indoor Plants for Health and Home Improvement


There’s a sudden increase in people enjoying indoor plants; people of various age groups enjoy it. And it’s understandable: they’re akin to pets, minus all the hassle of taking care of one. However, care is still necessary, and when given adequate attention, they can bloom into something significant. But for many, they don’t know where to start. Below are some ideas to help you out.

Start with a Flower Vase

Propping up flower vases around your house can give it a more nature-themed feel without the long-term commitment to plant keeping. Fresh flowers with vibrant colors not only lighten the mood but also brightens up the whole place, especially if you have mostly neutral colors.

Consider putting it in key locations: an empty corner, a bookshelf, or a dining table.

A simple flower vase can do quite a lot when it comes to improving the mood and feel of a room, and being low-maintenance makes it a great start for beginners (or tired adults).

Build a Mini Herb Garden in Your Kitchen

If you’re thinking of starting a garden in your home, but you’re not quite sure where to start, try growing herbs in your kitchen first. Many kitchens often have a window sill that’s either left empty or filled with trinkets and other things. Consider cleaning it out and placing small pots filled with herbs.

You can plant chives, parsley, coriander, basil, and many other easy-to-maintain plants. This way, you can immediately pick some for use, adding a fresh flavor to whatever you’re cooking.

Let More Natural Light In

It’s no secret that natural light makes a home feel closer to nature than LED lights. Granted, there are several modes to LED lights that mimic natural lighting, but it’s just not the same.

Real natural light can give warmth to a room, and it helps provide good lighting in the daytime without consuming energy.

To allow more natural light in your house, try opening your windows and forgoing the thick blinds in your living room. Another effective trick is to make use of mirrors to reflect light into a room. This way, you can control the angle of the mirror and make sure the direction of the sunlight isn’t going to hit the room too strongly.

Have a Vertical Garden

Everyone has seen those moss green partitions and walls often found in major business establishments or malls.

It’s often used to insert a touch of something organic and natural in an otherwise entirely artificial area. This is particularly useful for smaller living spaces, as it removes the need for a horizontal space that can otherwise be used.

Instead, plants can be hung against a wall or used to create a divider of sorts.

This makes better use of space and can even be utilized as a natural separator to create more rooms or zones within a space. Of course, the presence of green plants in an indoor space immediately brings about a natural and organic feeling- making it a great addition to any plant-less room.

Add Nature Inspired Display Items

Sometimes, we want to bring nature into our home, but certain circumstances won’t allow us.

For example, if you have pets around the house and you’re afraid they might run into your potted plants, or if your place isn’t big enough to fit plants without making it feel crowded, you might feel like the closest you can get to nature is through the window. Another reason anyone would not want plants around the house is that live plants require time, effort, and commitment.

If you’re not up for live plants around your house, you can still make your place feel less synthetic by adding bits and baubles from nature.

You can choose to display seashells if you like going to the beach often, or you can also get throw pillows or cushions with natural patterns. If those options don’t cut it, you can opt for a nature-themed mural or painting.

Choose Wood Furniture

One trend in interior design that goes well with almost everything is wood. It’s timeless, elegant, and versatile. Wooden furniture in the living room and bedroom can make your home feel spotless and well-structured, but without the inhospitable feel of steel or other materials.

If you also like woodworking, this is a great way to practice. Put your skills to the test and try to create your own wooden fittings like a modern driftwood table or a simplistic platform bed.

With these ideas in mind, you can improve your home significantly while focusing on your health. You can look forward to relaxing in your abode.

Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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