Some house decorations can feel like unnecessary clutter. Houseplants are a great, functional
way of decorating empty corners. Well-placed greenery can brighten a space and purify air
leaving you feeling more relaxed and restful.
Spending time in nature can reduce stress levels and anxiety, but being out of doors isn’t always
an option when the weather is cold and rainy. So, we’ve compiled a short list of five
houseplants that we think will help you de-stress and purify the air in your home.
- English Ivy is considered one of the best air-filtering houseplants and can be very
effective at absorbing formaldehyde, which is a very (and alarmingly) common pollutant
within the home.
- Rubber Tree plants are great for cleaning air and it’s very easy to grow. It requires
very little maintenance and is a powerful toxin eliminator.
- Philodendron is also easy to care for and can grow beautiful, decorative vines. Also
good at absorbing formaldehyde, these plants can last for many years with some water
- Red-Edged Dracaena is a unique plant that can eventually grow to reach the ceiling
if cared for properly. It removes toxins such as xylene, formaldehyde and
- Golden Pothos looks great in your kitchen or hanging outside on the patio. The vines
are simple and decorative for just the right amount of interior décor.
You don’t need to go hiking to get the benefits of the great outdoors – instead you can add
some of these simple houseplants to your home. They will provide peace and serenity while de-
stressing you from a hard day at the office. Curl up with a good book and a cup of tea beneath a
hanging Golden Pothos, or watch as your Red-Edged Dracaena grows with a little tenderness,
love, water and sunlight.
Any of these plants will be the perfect addition to a shabby chic bedroom or a French furniture-