When we think of a place in the house where to place a plant, the bedroom is certainly not the first option that comes to mind. Although the premise does not seem to be the best, you will be surprised to discover the variety of plants that have beneficial properties, if kept not far from the bed.
With this post we plan to list the pros and cons of keeping one or more plants in the bedroom for help to decide if it is time to add a natural touch to the decor of the most intimate room of your home.
Pros: They help you sleep better
That’s right, you heard right. Having plants beside the bed can help improve the quality of sleep. According to a study by NASA, in fact, houseplants not only produce additional oxygen that, as any asthmatic can confirm, greatly helps you sleep better, but they also reduce the amount of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, natural toxins, such as benzene and formaldehyde. , thus breathing to breathe better.
This is especially valid for plants like jasmine and lavender that also have the added benefit of adding a sweet scent to the room’s scent. Recent studies have shown that, in subjects who sleep in rooms perfumed with flower essences, the level of anxiety falls while cognitive functions and quality of sleep improve. So, if you have trouble sleeping, adding a plant to your bedroom decor could be a valid soul.
Cons: Plants can create disorder
In order to thrive, plants need land and be watered regularly and this can often lead to a bit of confusion and dirt if, for example, the pot is dropped or water is spilled. Therefore it is extremely important to place the plants strategically and to take into account this type of danger.
Placing them in some potentially dangerous place, such as the nightstand or near power outlets, could result in unpleasant consequences if the plant is dropped. In houses where pets live, for example, episodes and gender are commonplace because of their natural curiosity that often makes them protagonists of involuntary domestic disasters
PRO: A touch of relaxation in addition to your decor
Dog sleeping among plants
One of the biggest advantages of having plants at home is that, if well positioned, they add a touch of color and liveliness to the whole environment. If you love nature, creating your own little green space can be an excellent way to create an oasis of relaxation and peace with the added benefit of adding personality to your decor.
Cons: Plants are not always friends with animals
Cat eating plant
If you have dogs and / or cats at home, we advise you to pay particular attention to the choice of plants for your home. Some types of houseplants such as azaleas, cyclamens and kalanchoe, if swallowed, can be very dangerous for our four-legged friends. We suggest, therefore, to always check if the plants you intend to buy for your home are dangerous for your dog (or cat).
PRO: They help the humidity level leaf moisture
In addition to the ability to improve the quality of the air, plants also act as natural dehumidifiers, which makes them especially useful in homes prone to moisture and mildew.
Moreover, the plants have an ingenious ability to absorb, through their leaves, the excess humidity present in the air. This mechanism contributes to less humid domestic environments and therefore less likely to be fertile ground for bacteria and dirt. In this the plants that show the best results are those that grow in tropical areas such as ferns and palms
AGAINST: The indoor environment can be harmful to plants
Although indoor plants do not require much care, sometimes our homes can cause problems. This is especially common in winter when the heating system and the lack of fresh air can be stressful for them
Maintaining the right level of humidity on the earth may require extra care and attention. Sometimes it is enough to change the earth more frequently or simply repot the plant. However, in most cases you just have to worry about not affecting the plant too much or too little. To prevent this from happening simply check the state of the earth first before watering it. If it is dry, add a little water and let it absorb is the right thing to do (it is important not to overdo it because excessive moisture can cause damage to the roots). If it is still very wet, then you can wait a while before adding more water.
The best plants to keep in the bedroom are:
- Aloe Vera
- English Ivy
Summing up we can say that having the right plant in the right place can beautify your home and contribute to your well-being, just remember to lend it due care. A plant can therefore be the ideal gift to add a green touch to a loved one’s house and at the same time help it to rest better.