Your bedroom is your sanctuary. It’s where your day starts and ends and where you should feel as relaxed and as restful as possible. It should be a place where you enjoy spending time which is why it’s incredibly important to decorate your bedroom well. Adding a few plants can really help transform your room into a healthy, cosy space.
If you’re wanting to give your home a green makeover, consider a few of these creative ideas on how and why to decorate your bedroom with plants.
Are Plants Good to Have in the Bedroom?
Plants make a wonderful addition to the bedroom for many reasons. Firstly, they offer great benefits for your health. As many plants are air-purifying, they’re able to remove harmful pollutants from the air. This means by placing plants in the bedroom, you may find yourself waking up feeling more refreshed.
Plants are also very relaxing and many studies have shown that being around nature makes us feel calmer. In fact, green is a colour that our brains naturally find soothing. So bringing in a few plants can make us feel instantly happier. They’re also a very easy way to decorate as they come in thousands of shapes and sizes making them suitable for every space and they can really help pull a whole room together.
What Plants are Best for Bedrooms?
When it comes to decorating your bedroom with plants there are many different varieties to choose from. It may even be overwhelming if you’re a plant newbie. Of course, we all have different preferences, some prefer succulents, some prefer plants that bloom colourful flowers, some prefer tall and leafy plants that stand out while others prefer small, trailing plants. It’s all down to the size and style of your room and your personal decorating tastes too.
There are some plants, however, that are especially perfect for the bedroom. Lavender is one of the most popular plants for the bedroom as its strong scent and vibrant colour is well-known for relieving stress and promoting relaxation. Aloe vera is also a great option as a plant that improves your health and wellbeing. This is because aloe vera produces oxygen throughout the night so while you’re sleeping, this plant will be replenishing your oxygen stores.
Boston ferns, pothos and snake plants are also all air-purifying plants that both will improve the air quality around you while also looking amazing. If you’re looking for a bigger plant that will make a statement, then a monstera is best. Monsteras are extremely popular right now thanks to their shiny, Insta-worthy looks and they can help suck out the moisture in the air making your bedroom feel less humid which is ideal during the summer months.
How to Decorate a Bedroom with Plants
So, if you’re planning on sprucing up the bedroom with some beautiful plants here are eight ideas on where to place them and how to bring nature into your room no matter how big or small.
1. Window Sills
If you have a wide enough window sill, popping a few plants on it can help bring a new lease of life into your room. Window sills are the perfect place for plants as the majority of them thrive in a warm, sunny spot. But, also double check as some plants struggle and can dry up quickly in too much light. If your window sill is too thin, you may still be able to find small succulents in little, decorative pots that will fit and still improve the look and feel of the space.
The most obvious place to decorate with plants is, of course, shelves. Whether you have shelves above the bed, a bookshelf or a shelving unit filled with knick-knacks, adding a few, different types of plants will add a point of interest and give the bedroom a cosier vibe. Trailing plants such as English ivy, a string of pearls or heartleaf philodendron are all great choices as they look pretty and are easy to look after.
3. Plant Corner
If you have a larger bedroom and find yourself not knowing what to do with empty space, adding a bunch of plants in various sizes can make the space brighter and more put together. We’d suggest putting a comfortable armchair in the corner and surrounding it with green, leafy plants as a place to sit, relax, read and reflect.
4. Hanging Plants
Hanging plants are perfect for smaller spaces with not a lot of room on the floor. Or for the plant-obsessed who have already filled the floor and are looking for new ways to incorporate more plants into their room. Hanging plants are very on-trend right now as they can be easy to look after and are very aesthetically pleasing. You can also use decorative cords and planters to hold the plant and add extra interest and details.
5. Bedside Table Plants
If you struggle to sleep, having a plant such as lavender, a snake plant or a peace lily on your bedside table can greatly help. It’ll no doubt make you feel calm and happier when it’s the first thing you see in the morning too. Bedside table plants are one of the easiest ways to start decorating your bedroom with plants and will give the space an instant refresh.
6. Plant Wall
If you have the wall space and want to go that extra mile, why not create a statement by growing your own plant wall? You can use a planter with a trellis to support the plants, place it next to an empty wall, choose a mix of fast-growing green and colourful climber plants and let them do the rest. You’ll really be bringing nature inside with a plant wall and it’ll make a great talking point too. There are also many different styles of plant walls you can try. For example, glass or geometric terrarium planters are a stylish and modern way to include a plant wall and is perfect if you don’t have a completely empty wall as it’ll fit around other items such as mirrors, clocks or wall-mounted TVs too.
7. Headboard Plants
If it’s wide enough, you can really make the most of your headboard by placing a large plant in the middle with other, smaller decorative items such as picture frames, crystals or books. Or use a series of smaller plants for a more symmetrical look. Whether you include one plant as an accent or multiple plants of varying heights for extra interest, we’re certain it’ll make a positive impact and you’ll feel the benefits in no time.Browse our complete range of modern and contemporary sofas, armchairs, ottomans and sofa beds available in multiple colours and fabrics to upgrade your home with.