Green Up Your Indoors

Updated: Sep 8, 2020

If you are too concerned about the environment and want to go green but do not know where to start from, start with your home. The first step you can take is to reduce the number of objects you use to decorate your home. Those wall hangings, show pieces and large cases require high degree of maintenance otherwise they gather dust and bacteria and encourage the use of plastic and other non-biodegradable substances or harmful chemicals used in paints and dyes in manufacturing these objects. With living spaces getting smaller by day not everyone has the luxury of a lawn, where you can sit and relax and enjoy the green view of carpeted grass, while you sip your morning tea. But you can always use potted plants to green up your home and use them both decoratively as well as to clean the air you breathe at home.

Plants not only give an attractive look to your living space but also lend a fresh, lively, youthful yet a peaceful look to your home and speak volumes about your love for nature and care for the environment. Moreover, they are cost effective, demand simple care, like regular watering and putting them out in the Sun for some time, once or twice a week, the care you will love to take and it will be worth it. And you experience that million dollar feeling of nurturing something that has life, that grows and is more meaningful than lifeless objects of decoration.

Here are some decorative indoor plants you can deck up your home and your office with:

Areca Palm: It is one of the most commonly used plants for home interiors and commands attention and a tall areca palm does away your need for that corner show case. These plants need indirect sunlight, else, their leaves turn yellow in direct sunlight. They have a life span of about 10 years and can stand trimming without much harm. A tall areca palm can be quite expensive so you can buy a small table-top plant and grow it.