How Houseplants Make For a Healthier Home

This weekend I would like to share a special guest post from Modernize, there team has delved into the green world of house plants!

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Decorating your home with a variety of houseplants is a great way to bring a sense of the outdoors inside, which is sure to keep stress levels low and provide some peace of mind for your family. In fact, houseplants make for a healthier home overall—many work to improve your household’s health, increase comfort levels, and invigorate the senses. Modernize suggests using houseplants to address the following issues you may experience while spending time at home:

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Air Pollution

Studies indicate that many houseplants have the ability to filter the air, which will make your home a healthier place to spend time. Toxins such as volatile organic compounds, formaldehyde, and benzene can be eliminated by introducing the right plants into your household. Consider decorating each room in your home with chrysanthemums, spider plants (pictured above), or peace lilies.

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Congestion

By implementing eucalyptus plants into your home design, you can improve air quality and decrease congestion among family members all year long. Eucalyptus (above) contains natural compounds that works to clear congestion when released into the air. The smell of eucalyptus is vibrant, making an effective natural air freshener that won’t overwhelm the senses no matter how small of a space the plant is in.

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Humidity

If your household experiences excessive humidity throughout the year, try incorporating English ivy into the mix. In addition to being one of the most effective air purifiers in the plant world, English ivy does an excellent job of pulling unnecessary moisture out of the air for a more comfortable atmosphere indoors.

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Insomnia

Gerbera daisies happen to release extra oxygen throughout the night, which can help relieve insomnia symptoms and increase the quality of your rest once you get to sleep. You’ll need to move them to a windowsill for an hour or so a couple times a week to provide them with sufficient sunlight for healthy growth.

With these considerations in mind, you’ll be able to create a home environment that lets your family breathe, laugh, and live easier on a daily basis.

Thank you to Modernize for the amazing above guest post. All images and content original from Modernize!