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10 Best Spots To Place Indoor Plants Inside Your Home

Nothing calms a foul mood better than having some greenery nearby to look at. Not only does it help to improve our mood and focus, but plants also enhance air quality as some increase air humidity. Therefore, indoor plants make the perfect decoration in any space in your home. Adorn your home by placing some stunning greenery at these 10 spots.

Here Are 10 Best Spots In Your Home To Decorate With Plants 

1. Near your kitchen sink

Adding a plant to your kitchen gives your cooking space an extra green splash. As kitchens are known to have higher humidity levels due to excessive running water and the use of refrigerators, indoor plants can easily thrive in this spot. Besides, you are less likely to forget to water your plant when it is just beside running water. 

Recommended plants: Philodendron, Spider plant, Herbs and Aloe Vera

2. Bookshelves

Indoor plants are ideal accessories for creating a stunning cabinet look. Dedicate one particular space for it with books aligned nearby for a clean, tidy look. Moreover, you can choose plants that repel bugs so your bookshelf will remain bug-free. 

Recommended plants: Spider Plant (Chlorophytum), Peperomia and Ceropegia

3. Near Your TV

Don’t worry if you think that the radiation may hurt your plants. As far as we know, the radiation emitting from the TV will not do any damage to your greenery, therefore it is safe to beautify your TV bench with indoor plants. However, it is essential to note the amount of light surrounding that space as different plants require different light levels to thrive.

Recommended plants: Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica), Philodendron, and Snake Plants (Dracaena trifasciata)

4. Ladder Design

Spruce up your living room or bedroom with a leaning ladder filled with plants. This is a modern way to arrange your greeneries in a stylish manner. Choose more hanging plants with cascading features so they may complement better with the ladder. 

Recommended plants: Devil’s Ivy (Epipremnum aureum), Chain of hearts (Ceropegia woodii), and Adanson’s monstera 

5. Toilet/Bathroom Sink

One of the best places to set a plant! Due to the bathroom’s high humidity, your plant will thrive in this spot. It is best to place it on the bathroom sink or on top of the toilet tank, but you can also set it down in creative areas according to your liking. Do remember to take into account the fact that the bathroom may be warm and humid while in use, but cold and less humid when it is left vacant, where the temperature fluctuations may affect the plant’s development.  

Recommended plants: Asparagus Fern (Asparagus densiflorus), Peperomia Watermelon, and Ferns (Various genera)

6. Study Table

As mentioned above, recent studies have actually proved that being surrounded by plants can improve your focus and concentration. Hence, placing some greenery on your study table may help your productivity, not to mention it neatens up your workplace. If your table is not wide enough, you can always look for succulents which will not take up much space. 

Recommended plants: Succulent plants, Lucky Bamboo (Dracaena sanderiana), and ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas Zamiifolia) 

7. Staircase

Add a touch of green to your stairwell by placing large or small plants along the steps. Setting down a larger indoor plant on the corner of the stairwell may help to fill up the empty space. You can also decorate the steps with mini greeneries to avoid knocking them over when you ascend the stairs. 

Recommended plants: Peace lilies (Spathiphyllum), Snake Plants (Dracaena trifasciata), and Silver Satin Pothos (Scindapsus pictus)

Also read: 20 Easy-To-Care Indoor Plants That You Can Get In Malaysia

8. On the washing machine

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This may seems odd, but adding an indoor plant on top of your washing machine is the perfect enhancement to the laundry room. You can also use small accents like detergent glass containers and wicker baskets to liven up the counter space. Do take note of the sunlight intensity in your laundry room to determine what kind of plants are best suited for this environment. 

Recommended plants: Arrowhead Vines (Syngonium Green), Philodendron red congo, and Snake Plants (Dracaena trifasciata)

9. Beside the bed

Research proved that plants can help to improve air quality as they absorb toxic substances such as formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene from the air in your home. Therefore, having a plant in your very own bedroom will do no harm. Plus, it can elevate the vibe in the room and make it appear much comfortable. 

Recommended plants: Janet Craig ( Dracaena Deremensis), Pothos plant (Epipremnum aureum), Weeping Fig (Ficus benjamina), and Lavender (Lavandula)

10. Niche spaces

Looking for something to fill up tiny empty spaces? Well, plants are your perfect solution! They complement well in niche areas such as a windowsill, the hallway, wall niches or on top of the closet. You can choose hanging plants for a much more sophisticated style or mini potted ones that will make a great indoor garden. 

Recommended plants: Succulent plants, Chain of hearts (Ceropegia woodii), and Aloe Vera 

10 Ideal Spots To Plant And Grow Indoor Plants

And there you go! 10 indoor spaces that will make the perfect habitat for your indoor plants. Find your home the perfect green companion that will blend well with the entire interior design. Just remember that these plants need care and attention to thrive, so don’t forget to water them and provide them with enough sunlight. 


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