Americans love greenery, and it explains why most US homes have at least two houseplants either in the living room or the bedroom. Apart from the aesthetics they give to the home, research has also revealed that within 24 hours, a single houseplant leaf produces 60 ml of oxygen. In other words, the more houseplants you have, the higher concentration of pure air in your home. Even better, with minimalist home décor, you can achieve more benefits. See how you can spread houseplants around your minimalist home for aesthetic and health purposes.
1. Bedroom plants for a minimalist bedroom
The average American spends seven hours and eighteen minutes in the bedroom, which says a lot about how this part of the home impacts your life and health. Usually, bedrooms are planned or designed to have minimal light at night to contribute to quality sleep. The focus on space and clean lines in a minimalist bedroom makes it even better to have houseplants in there. However, it’s vital to know what type of plant to keep in this part of the room.
According to experts, shade-tolerant houseplants are the best options for the bedroom. Examples are small spider plants grown in concrete cups and the Sansevieria trifasciata (snake plant). It sounds ironic keeping these scarily named houseplants in the bedroom, but far from what they are called, these plants are perfect for this interior. They are noted for their dust filtering abilities. Furthermore, they require minimal upkeep, making it ideal for someone who would forget to water houseplants.
2. Living room plants for a minimalist décor
Usually, the living room is where you will entertain guests and family who visit. Thanks to its role, the living room is the most seen interior area of all the other rooms in the house. As long as the theme in this area is minimalist, about two or three bonsai trees will be enough to complete the look. Other options to consider are the Swiss Cheese plant (Monstera) or some assorted succulents. If the former is more preferred, you can try just one large potted Monstera for the living room to maintain the simplicity of a minimalist décor.
Apart from the pleasant smell, these houseplants offer, their rich green-colored leaves infuse a natural appeal to your living room. More importantly, they are not too flashy but certainly do command a great deal of attraction. Fortunately, these particular houseplants listed above require some amount of light. Therefore, always position them in the direction of natural light streaming in from your living room windows. Weekly watering may be needed to keep the roots and leaves looking fresh. Aside from these little responsibilities, their care is not that time-consuming.
3. Plants for the minimalist kitchen
A minimalist kitchen uses clean lines, a sporadic pop of color, and integrated functional appliances. Moreover, in most minimalist kitchens, you will notice something peculiar about the cabinets. They tend to make maximum use of frameless cabinetry. With these unique elements, a particular houseplant in this part of the house can add more meaning to the minimalist theme. Remember that less is more, especially in this uncluttered style. For an aromatic greenery vibe, a single but large potted Rosemary plant does the trick. The exciting part is, this plant plays a dual role in your kitchen. It is a fragrant herb you will find helpful when cooking meals and, at the same time, beautify your space.
If you are a culinary lover, your kitchen houseplant can be an assortment of potted mini herbs. For symmetry, arrange your potted herbs in a grid format along with your kitchen window. To conclude, minimalism and greenery do make excellent companions wherever they are used. The trick is knowing how to combine them.