Indoor plants are good for more than simply styling your bedroom. They can improve your overall well being. And what better place to do so than in the room you spend the most time! Plants have been proven to increase your mood, decrease stress and anxiety, maintain indoor humidity levels and purify air. So why wouldn't you add a touch of green to your bedroom?
We can think of one main reason. Because we can't keep the damn things alive. Am I right!? Then there is the ol' myth that plants release a concerning amount of carbon dioxide during the night. Is it true? Well...we've done our research and have in fact busted this one! Yes, plants do respire just as we humans do. So, yes they do emit carbon dioxide. But it's not enough to get in a flurry about! It's completely harmless folks. The benefits far outweigh this one. For example, plants actually make breathing easier. Not only do they increase oxygen levels but they also release moisture vapor, which increases humidity. This helps keep respiratory distresses at bay and decreases the incidence of dry skin, colds, sore throats and dry coughs. Winner, winner during Winter!
And one more plus, they apparently sharpen your focus. A study at The Royal College of Agriculture in Circencester, England, found that students demonstrated 70% greater attentiveness when they were taught in rooms containing plants. In the same study, attendance was also higher for lectures given in classrooms with plants. Bring on the green stuff we say!
Here's a list of our fave indoor plants:
1. Spider Plant
2. Dragon Tree
3. Gerbera Daisy
4. English Ivy
5. Rubber Plant
Head to your nearest nursery or Bunnings and go nuts! The more the merrier we say.