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If you’ve got the constant nagging feeling that your home is lacking in that special something, we’re guessing adding some green plants would be a great place to start.
Green plants go beyond being merely decorative; they also offer actual health benefits for you and your family. First of all, fear those bad haze days no more as green plants help to absorb pollutants and improve air quality. By absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen into the environment, green plants also help to reduce mustiness in the room, and can alleviate headaches and drowsiness. Last but not least, they also double up as natural humidifiers in helping to raise air moisture levels as well.
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While many of us may appreciate the benefits of green plants, some homeowners might feel intimidated at the prospect of having to take care of them. Lucky for those of us with no green fingers, there are many plants out there that are happy to survive on little sunlight and the occasional water. Low maintenance indoor plants include cactuses, rubber plants, string of pearls and so on.
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For beginners who just want to get your fingers wet, start by devoting one small corner of your house to maintain your green plants. You could use anything from your kitchen window ledge, to a small corner of your living room. While you’re at it, why not add some style to your plant collection as well? Green plants are a perfect match with wooden furniture and neutral colour palettes. If you would like a pop of colour, choose a shade that is close to green, for example, mint.
More confident homeowners can work green plants seamlessly into your interior design and use them to beautify the environment and create a relaxing vibe. Apart from incorporating plants into common areas such as the kitchen and living room, we also love the idea of using green plants to soften the bathroom. With a more comfortable and leisurely bathroom, we bet you’ll be taking a longer time with your daily showers!
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how to use creative ways to incorporate plants into your home design.
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For those who would like to make a serious statement through green plants, with some careful planning, you can let your green plants grow organically into an “interior jungle” in your home.
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