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Go Green: Adding Plants to Your Home Decor


The mesmerizing hues of green that stretch across the Southwest Florida landscape are a large part of our tropical charm. It is recommended that you have a plant in your home for many reasons, even if you do not have a green thumb. Not only can houseplants be eye-catching and add beauty to your space, but incorporating them into your décor is also known to improve your well-being.

Studies have shown that a touch of green can not only create a calming ambiance but also induce happier moods. With the many indoor pollutants that can affect your home’s air quality, houseplants are ideal for helping to purify the air and absorb any harmful contaminants.

If you are wary of purchasing a houseplant for fear of high maintenance – think again! Fake plants, while they do not require much attention, collect dust and do not provide any added benefits. Consider these 3 easy to care for plants that will thrive indoors:

  • Spider plants add natural texture to your home without needing direct sunlight. The spider plant’s long, droopy leaves look beautiful adorned in hanging baskets. As an air purifying species, spider plants can help you sleep more peacefully! Keep it by your bed on a shelf or in the window for a more rested night; or beautify your outside space by incorporating one in your lanai décor.

  • Peace lilies are perfect for your home and are extremely easy to care for. They brighten up any space with their white leaves. They do not require direct sunlight or a lot of water to thrive and are excellent at cleaning the air of toxins. Enhance dark spaces in your custom kitchen by placing one underneath your overhead cabinets.

  • Snake plants are foolproof and can flourish under the care of even the most neglectful gardener. These plants are low maintenance, inexpensive, and also improve indoor air quality. Its simple green and yellow coloring can blend nicely with most décor. These are also perfect for bathrooms that don’t have any windows!

Whether you’re a gardening expert or not, incorporating a touch of nature into your home doesn’t have to be difficult. With our team of experts, we can help you refresh your home and create the perfect setting to let nature in.

Contact us today for your free in-home consultation.