Plants for Every Room of Your Home

Grow herbs or other leafy greens indoors under a Growbar LED light fixture or near a sunny window.
Photo credit: Modern Sprout

Gardeners know the benefits of digging in the soil. It elevates a person’s mood, improves mental and physical well-being and the outcome is always good – added beauty or tasty nutritional food. But many of us are stuck indoors for the winter, have a lack of space to garden outdoors or just can’t get enough of this healthful activity. Adding greenery indoors expands our gardening opportunities and provides the many benefits of living with and tending plants.

Let’s start with the kitchen. Boost the flavor and nutrition of winter meals by growing leafy greens and herbs in a sunny window or under a cabinet with the help of a Growbar LED light fixture. Start plants from seeds or purchase transplants to grow indoors. Place your indoor kitchen garden in a brightly lit location, free of cold drafts and with easy access to harvest and use. Then enlist the whole family and even your guests into harvesting greens for their salad and herbs to season their meals. This is sure to turn family and friend gatherings into unique and memorable experiences.

Include plants in your home or work office. Greenery helps reduce stress even when working at your desk or tackling homework at the end of a long day. Set a few plants on or near your desk or other workspace. And don’t let a lack of light stop you from growing a bit of green stress relief.

Stylish grow lights, like the Felt Pendant, direct supplemental light where it is needed, promoting healthy growth. Photo credit: Modern Sprout

Stylish energy efficient full spectrum plant lights, like the Felt Pendant Grow Light (modsprout.com), fit any décor, direct light where it is needed and promote healthy plant growth.

Take advantage of your bathroom’s high humidity. Grow ferns, orchids, bromeliads and other humidity-loving plants in this space.  Consider these and other low light plants like cast iron, pothos and philodendron if natural light is limited. Imagine stepping out of the shower into a mini tropical zone. What a nice way to ease into your day.

Get a good night’s sleep with a bit of homegrown aromatherapy in the bedroom. Grow lavender, rosemary, chamomile and other soothing herbs in your bedroom in front of a sunny window, on a shelf or other naturally or artificially lit, bright location. Just be sure to give the plants a pet to release their fragrance into the air before crawling into bed for a long restful sleep.

Miniature tropical, moss or desert gardens can be grown in a Botanica Biodome which provides easy access for tending mini eco-systems. Photo credit: Modern Sprout

Bring the garden to your living room. Create your own miniature tropical, moss or desert garden in a terrarium that serves as a focal point in any living space or centerpiece on the dining room table. Use an open terrarium for succulents and other plants that need airflow, lower humidity and space to grow. Enlist closed systems for moss and tropical plants that benefit from the high humidity and condensation that provides continual watering. Select systems like the Botanica Biodome that minimize maintenance and provide easy access for tending mini eco-systems.

Now’s a great time to consider rethinking your home décor to include greenery in every space. You and your family will enjoy improved air quality, elevated moods, a reduction in stress and the many other benefits plants provide.

 

About the Author

Check out the latest issue of our online magazine!

More for You

Life & Lifestyle

French Canal Boat Company Barge

Come immerse yourself in the food, wine and culture of rural France aboard a 100-year old luxury barge in Burgundy. With a maximum of 6 passengers, Le Papillon is Ideal for small groups of friends …

Read More
Jan Strimple Has Strong Dallas Roots
Life & Lifestyle

Jan Strimple: Smart, Savvy, Persistent – with Strong Dallas Roots

By: Leslie Barker | Photos By: Kim Leeson ~  Jan Strimple spent decades as a model. She traveled tens of thousands of miles to take her talent and beauty to fashion shows around the world. …

Read More
Arts & Entertainment

Fort Worth Is the Perfect Staycation Destination

Six Reasons to Experience this Unique City When the year began, who would have thought we’d be facing a summer without a summer vacation? Recommendations during this pandemic tell us to limit our exposure to …

Read More
error: Content is protected !!