We’re Crazy About This Design Touch – Green Bathrooms!
Bathrooms are “going green” with living houseplants nationwide. Designers have begun incorporating plants’ leafy, blossoming beauty in every type of design, from minimalistic monochrome bathrooms to spaces with vibrant walls adorned with exotic tiles. No matter the style or square footage, your bathroom will benefit from a bit of greenery…in more ways than one.
For starters, you can’t deny how lush plant life can rejuvenate sterile bathrooms with stress-relieving decor. There’s a serene sense that comes from a space with fresh green plants.
Not only do houseplants add natural beauty to any room, they improve your health by cleaning indoor air. Bathrooms are especially benefited by a bit of greenery, as houseplants naturally remove excess moisture, bacteria, and even mold.
Health professionals recommend placing as many plants as possible in the rooms you use the most. This increases oxygen levels and decreases indoor air pollution to boost the physical and emotional health-promoting power of plants. As one of the most highly trafficked rooms in a home, it’s easy to understand why this trend is growing in bathroom design. We’re seeing plants pop up in bathrooms…
…of all shapes and size.
In tight quarters, utilize the space you’re already using for storage. We love the look of ladders, which double as shelf space for your new plants and a convenient hanging rack for your bath towels. If you have ample space, tall bamboo shoots create a spa-like vibe. They’re low-maintenance and are able to grow without any soil, so you’ll feel as relaxed as your space looks.
…with every type of bath.
A standout bathtub creates the perfect backdrop for hanging planters of any type. We recommend placing delicate-leaved plants in macramé hanging planters for even more luxurious bath time. Without a tub? A Boston Fern will gladly join you in the shower. Boston fern requires constant moisture and is considered one of the most efficient air purifiers.
…and any amount of wall space.
When limited wall space is available, floating shelves with cascading ivy fill in with freshness, without overpowering. Blank walls in larger bathrooms are rejuvenated with a living wall filled with mosses and ferns, which make a big statement without a lot of maintenance.
Aloe Vera makes the perfect windowsill addition. It loves the sunshine flooding into brightly lit bathroom. Plus, you’ll love the convenience of having soothing aloe at the ready. Windowless? Snake plant thrives in low light and is known for its effectiveness in lowering carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, and benzene.
With your bathroom in mind, look for humidity-loving plants! Such as:
- Spider Plant
- Aloe Vera
- Cast Iron Plant
- Peace Lily
- Boston Fern
- Snake Plant
One word of caution to pet owners: there are a few houseplants that have pet poisoning concerns. Avoid the following to keep every family member healthy:
- Asparagus Fern
- Easter Lily
- Jade Plant
- Aloe Vera
- Sago Palm
- ZZ Plant
- Common Ivy
How will you “go green” in your bathroom? Share your favorite houseplant and how you plant to use it in the comments below.
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