Choosing the Right Plant for Every Room of the House

The easiest way to bring life into a home is to literally bring life into your home! Head to your nearest garden store, hardware store, or even IKEA, and grab a few plants and you'll immediately notice a cleaner, fresher feeling in your home! But first, read through this guide to see what plants are going to be happiest in each part of your home to make sure you don't kill those new oxygenators right away...

For a medium-lit living room or home-office: Peace Lily
An easy-maintenance plant that will flower almost nonstop if given enough light. It also adapts to lower light situations so this one is great for beginners. Water it once a week but keep away from curious cats - they're poisonous if ingested by your feline friends. 

Alternatively: the Snake Plant (also nicknamed Mother in Law's Tounge)
Another lower maintenance plant that flourishes in indirect or direct light and can easily be neglected for a few weeks but stays standing. Also, not harmful to pets! A study in 2011 found that houseplants in the office can actually prevent fatigue.

 Peace Lily

Peace Lily

 Snake Plant

Snake Plant

 

For a sunny dining room or kitchen: Aloe
A great plant to have around the house in-case of sunburn and because it looks cool. The Aloe flourishes in sunny windowsills. Let the soil dry out between waterings to keep your Aloe happy. (Same goes for cacti and succulents.)

Alternatively: Fiddle Leaf Fig
Definitely one of the most finicky plants on this list and it may need to be moved around if the leaves start to turn brown (which means it's getting too much sun). This plant is the current queen of Instagram and will impress your friends and neighbors if you keep it alive.

 Aloe

Aloe

 Fiddle Leaf Fig

Fiddle Leaf Fig

 

For a low-light bedroom: Rubber Plant
One of the most fool-proof indoor plants. Let the soil dry out slightly between waterings and keep out of direct light. Often a very pretty (and colorful) medium-sized plant perfect for the bedroom. 

Alternatively: Bamboo
Happy in most light conditions and lives in nothing more than pebbles and distilled water. Bamboo can be beautifully twisted (often called Lucky Bamboo) or kept straight for a striking elegance. Also comes in all different sizes and grows quickly in ideal situations. 

 Rubber plant

Rubber plant

 Bamboo

Bamboo