The benefits that house plants bring are endless; Not only do they bring life and color to your sacred living quarters by adding a soft feel as well as a sense of whimsical, but they also do double duty by taking care of the awkward stuff for you so you don’t have to. They keep your fresh air in check and eliminate the toxins for you. If you’re one of those people who would love to keep plants around but can’t keep them alive after a week – we feel you, honey – then you might want to put them there. You read that right. As strange as it may seem, it could well be the best place for you to keep them.
Plants thrive on moisture, lots of moisture. The regular exposure they get from staying in your bathroom is ideal. Even dimly lit ones do just fine, as some plants that live in the lower levels of the forest can do with just a little bit of good old sunshine. You’re lucky Batman.
Below are ideas on how to jazz up your bathroom with all that green beauty.
Reminds of antlers, doesn’t it? These guys are called Elkhorn Ferns. Most ferns don’t need much sunshine and can sit in your shady bathroom until the sun shines through your windows. Hanging your ferns in fancy frames on a wall is an original way to display your new fern friends.
These fast-growing little fellows come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and they’re the prettiest shade of green you’ll ever see (if you haven’t seen Alex Pettyer’s peepers). This magnificent plant is a pleasure to have around, but needs a good amount of water throughout the day so you’ll need to keep a close eye on it. It is worth waiting for and caring for this plant. Get a load of this beautiful little bamboo tree.
For those of you who have a skylight, you have a ton of opportunities to pull out some pretty amazing things with your plants lying around, just like this beautiful zen-style bathroom also features bamboo, but in a very different perspective. It is impossible to leave this place without attaining your zen or untying all your knots.
These stunning things are called – wait a minute – Living Walls and they found recognition a while ago and still have a good following to this day. Both a style statement and an alternative to storing potted plants, there are heaps of companies making money making living plant walls and there are a heck of a lot more DIY tutorials floating around if you want to create something similar.
The possibilities are endless, and top picks for this treat include, but aren’t limited to: good old moss and your friendly neighborhood fern. Beautify your living room walls by mixing in other plants that work well with mosses and ferns and that love wet bathrooms as much as they do! Here’s a fresh twist on the living wall created for the Solar Decathlon exhibition that cleans as it cools.
Great aloe vera
These guys come in all shapes, sizes, whatever. They are uncomplicated and fairly easy to care for, only needing some watering about once a month because they are desert plants. They need plenty of light as these desert dwellers know how to soak up that sun, so aloe is perfect for corners high in vitamin D. If your bathroom isn’t letting in too much sun, don’t sweat! A seat in front of a window would be okay, no matter how small.
This great beauty never stops creating warm, spa-like atmospheres wherever you choose to place her. It’s a plant that doesn’t ask for much. Combining Monstera with natural materials, most like wood, goes well with large leaves. Large or small spaces, this plant will feel right at home.
This cleverly named plant blends in well, is inexpensive, and looks great in your bathroom. Have them set up next to your tub, mix in some crystals and the like as you go and you’re done. Fun fact! This hardworking plant is great for absorbing toxins. cool what? To top it off, they are lucky plants way back in West Africa!
Top it off with some hanging plants!
The grandiose concept for covering not-so-attractive under-table pipes is both aesthetically and economically convincing. How clever to keep them where they can soak up any drips that come down while washing your hands or doing the dishes!
Keep these indoors! The ivy will grow around and crawl on almost anything! And to address that question in your mind, you can certainly tame this stubborn little plant thriving in some areas rather than others, although it will always grow toward the light, so it’s best to keep that in mind.
They are so much fun to add in your bathroom, just don’t sit on them!
Indoor and outdoor bliss
Imagine yourself in this masterful design; warm water with the singing of birds and the trill of frogs gently floating in the air. Not just a perfect place to keep your plants, there’s a place for you here!
Choose the right plants for your bathroom!