How to Style Your Bedroom with Indoor Plants
Here at team TLB, we think everyone should style their bedroom with indoor plants because it helps to get the most amazing sleep. You know, the ones when you wake up feeling calm, energised and ready to face the day? You just can’t beat it, can you? But if you’re spending the night tossing and turning, waking up feeling less beauty and more beast, then we can help!
The great news is that a few (or more if you like) artfully placed plants will not only add a stylish flair to your bedroom décor, they can also help you sleep better too, win-win!
This week we’re bringing you our top botanical tips to style your space with the most bedroom friendly houseplants. You’ll be drifting off in no time! Read on to find out more.
The benefits of bringing plants into your bedroom
Bringing the outdoors into your sleeping quarters is so much more than just a style statement. As many of you will know, here at The Little Botanical we love shouting about the amazing superpowers of indoor houseplants. Their almost magical ability to reduce the carbon dioxide and increase the oxygen in the air around us, and even remove harmful toxins such as formaldehyde, xylene and toluene, is just fabulous. Some of our leafy lovelies also help to humidify the air around us through a process called transpiration. All this cleaner air means we benefit from higher levels of productivity (in our waking hours), reduced levels of stress and anxiety, less dry throats, stuffy noses and skin irritations and you’ve guessed it; better sleep. By styling your bedroom with indoor plants, you can benefit from all of this while enjoying the added greenery. Hurray!
Our top tips for styling your bedroom with indoor plants
As we told you in our recent blog about styling your home for Autumn; nature-inspired interiors are hugely on-trend at the moment. And where better to indulge this stylishly calming décor trend than in your bedroom with Mother Nature’s very own air purifiers and humidifiers.
Whether your bedroom is large and airy or small and cosy, we have all the bedroom plant décor inspo you need to turn your bedroom into botanical bliss. And even better, all the plants mentioned are nighttime heroes, ready and willing to work the night shift; earning their name by their nighttime air purifying, humidifying and detoxing superpowers. And most of the plants we mention are also fabulously low maintenance, so you won’t need to lose any sleep worrying about these green beauties losing their lustre while you snooze. All you have to do is drift off to sleep peacefully in your gorgeous bedroom jungle, while your plants work tirelessly to keep your air purified, humidified and detoxed.
Read on to discover our top tips for styling your bedroom with indoor plants.
Place plants around your bed
Just looking at our lovely, green leafy friends can induce a feeling of calm serenity, so we recommend positioning your bedroom botanicals in an area of your room that you can see from your bed. That way your gorgeous, green beauties will be the last thing you see as you drift off to sleep and the first when you rise and shine…let the feeling of calm descend.
We love to see the beautifully patterned leaves of one of our bestsellers, the Sansevieria Snakey nestled next to his funky-leaved brother, the Sansevieria Punk on a bedside table to add a lovely pop of colour and texture next to your bed. Alternatively, the Ficus Benjamina, also known as the Weeping Fig, is a top choice for a bedside companion. With an abundance of gorgeously glossy green leaves on every plant, you’ll be making a real style statement at the same time as benefiting from all that wonderful clean air.
Make use of small spaces
If you’re particularly limited on space, it’s still possible to make an amazing display in your bedroom with indoor plants. We recommend placing gorgeous trailing plants on a high up shelf; let them fall beautifully down the wall for a stunning vertical display. Alternatively, you could pop them into one of our effortlessly stylish Natural Macrame Plant Hangers and hang them from the ceiling.
There are three trailing plants that work particularly well in a bedroom. The beautifully patterned, velvety, pale green leaves of the Satin Pothos will add a wonderful contrast to your bedroom jungle and thrive in low light so is perfect for a darker room.
English Ivy is another fabulous, air-purifying super plant and similarly to the Satin Pothos, it doesn’t mind low light. This one’s a really keen grower too so will transform your bedroom into a beautiful, botanical oasis in no time.
The last, but by no means least of our trailing plant picks is the beautiful and resilient Devil’s Ivy. This guy is the epitome of low maintenance, perfect for time-poor and newbie plant parents. Pop him by a window to give him a little natural light and watch those luscious leaves grow.
Is a trailing display not quite right for your space deprived bedroom? Take a look at our fab range of succulents and cacti; these gorgeous guys might come in small packages but they will add a big impact and they’re super easy to care for.
Brighten up a corner of your bedroom with a big and bold statement plant
If you’re lucky enough to have a spacious bedroom, brightening up a dull corner with some gorgeous greenery makes a fabulous style statement and there are some stunning larger options that will get those tranquil vibes flowing in no time.
Add a pop of vibrant green with the gorgeous deep green, shiny leaves of our extra-large Ficus Elastica (also known as the Rubber Plant) or just imagine waking up to the oh-so-beautiful view of big green leaves contrasting beautifully with stunning white flowers. If you like the sound of that, our Big Peace Lily is a fab choice to add a real wow factor to your bedroom corner and with wonderful air-purifying qualities, is sure to help with a peaceful night’s sleep too.
Standing up to 1m tall, our large Areca Palm will add an outstanding tropical twist to your bedroom décor. If you’re keen to style your bedroom with indoor plants then this beauty is perfect for you. Just lie back and admire his big and bright palmy leaves, how lovely it is to feel like you’re relaxing in the Amazon as you drift off to sleep.
Accessorise with a variety of small plants in your bedroom
Here at The Little Botanical, we like to maximise that clean air potential and create a stunning botanical space in your bedroom with a selection of plants in a variety of textures, colours and sizes. We love a fern for adding stunning visual interest, why not try adding the fabulous, feathery fronds of our Boston Fern to one of our ready-made plant gangs? The Zen or Air Purifying bundles are perfect choices for a nature-inspired bedroom; let the peace and serenity abound.
We hope we’ve given you plenty of inspiration and shown you how easy it can be to create a beautifully tranquil and calming botanical bedroom by adding some stylish, air-purifying greenery. Enjoy choosing which of these green beauties to include in your bedroom décor and you’ll be drifting into a blissfully sound sleep in no time.
If you’ve still got some questions about the best botanicals to brighten up your bedroom, do drop us a line at [email protected], we’d love to help. And when your botanical bedroom transformation is complete, we’d love to see some snaps, just email them over or tag us on Insta, we can’t wait to see what you create.
Sweet dreams plant people.
Love Team TLB xx