Biophilic design has proven to increase wellbeing, health and productivity. As a big part of Biophilic interior design, plants are great at producing oxygen, removing VOCs and creating a beautiful calming space. Having the right plants in your bedroom will significantly improve your sleep environment, boost your mood and creativity.
When choosing the best plants for your bedroom, look for those who work hard at night to release oxygen, remove air toxins, and don't produce a strong scent.
7 Bedroom Plants That Promote Relaxation And Better Sleep
1. Golden Pothos
Pothos is rated one of the best houseplants for removing all indoor air toxins. It is also known as one of the easiest plants to grow even in low light conditions.
Pothos Benefits: purifies the air from harmful toxins, eliminates odours and helps with eye irritation caused by screens.
Care Tip: moderate indirect light but can tolerate medium to low indirect light, not suited for intense, direct sun, water regularly allowing the soil to dry out between watering.
Shop pothos online at patchplants.com.
Perfect pots for Golden Pothos:
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2. Rubber Plant
The rubber plant is another low maintenance green beauty, excellent at removing air toxins and producing fresh oxygen. As per feng shui, it's adding life energy to darker corners.
Rubber Plant Benefits: Significantly improves indoor air quality.
Care Tip: Medium to bright, indirect light, water occasionally.
Shop Rubber Plant online at hortology.co.uk.
Perfect planters and stand for rubber plant:
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3. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera works hard at night when it releases most of the oxygen, creating a perfect sleeping environment. It falls under the easy maintenance plants category.
Aloe Vera Benefits: Emitting plenty of oxygen at night, which helps you sleep better.
Care Tip: plenty of indirect sunlight with some direct sun in winter months, minimal but watering and warm temperatures.
Shop Aloe Vera Plant online at hortology.co.uk.
Showcase your Aloe Vera plant in one of these planters or a plant stand:
Get the planter on Etsy.
Shop the earthenware planters on naturalcollection.com.
Get the plant stand on Etsy.
4. Peace Lily
Peace Lily is one of my top 5 favourite plants. It's easy to keep alive, looks stunning, especially in blooming season. It will let you know when unhappy, and it thrives super fast if taken care of correctly.
Peace Lily Benefits: Promotes deep and restful sleep, excellent at reducing humidity.
Care Tip: Indirect medium light, needs consistently moist soil (be careful not to overwater).
Shop Peace Lily Plant online on Etsy.
Perfect pots for Peace Lilly plant:
Get the handmade basket on Etsy.
Get the Japanese Planters on Etsy.
Lavender commonly used in aromatherapy, where fragrance helps promote calmness and wellness. You can have it potted, or perhaps you could get adventures with the beautifully handmade Fan-Assisted Vase by Blott Works.
Lavender Benefits: With its soothing properties, it reduces stress levels, anxiety and promotes relaxation.
Care Tip: Low maintenance, loves sunshine and requires minimal watering.
Shop Lavender plant online at graciejaynes.co.uk.
Perfect pots for Lavender:
Choose your colour on Etsy.
Or forget about the rules, get creative and use this serving bowl as a planter. Shop at made.com.
6. Areca Palm
Areca Palm is another one of my faves, and I keep it next to my bed. I love waking up and falling asleep next to this green beauty. Its lush leaves make me feel like I'm somewhere tropical. Another great thing about Areca palm is that is grows fast, and it's super easy to maintain.
Areca Palm Benefits: Helps with absorbing indoor air pollutants which emit from petroleum products, paints and wooden furniture. A natural cooler.
Care Tip: Keep the soil slightly moist without letting the soil dry out too much. Areca palm thrives in bright light.
Shop Areca Palm online at Gardening Direct.
Show off the Areca Palm with these accessories:
Get the plant stand on Etsy.
Get the Wood Pot Stand on Etsy.
Handmade from banana fibres and local sisal grass, you can get this Eco-Friendly basket on Etsy.
7. Snake Plant
Snake plant or Mother-In-Law's tongue is one of NASA's top 10 air-purifying plants. It's fantastic at producing oxygen at night. With the ability to absorb harmful toxins, the snake plant is also effective against airborne allergies.
Snake Plant Benefits: Absorbs air pollutants. Snake plant converts CO2 into oxygen at night.
Care Tip: Indirect light and can even tolerate some direct sunlight. Snake plant also grows well in low light areas—occasional watering required. Let the soil dry out between waterings.
Shop Snake plant online at gardeningdirect.co.uk.
Perfect pots for Snake plant:
Shop the Eco friendly indoor Planter on Etsy.
Get the rattan basket on Etsy.
Get the handwoven planter on Etsy.
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