The House Tour of Houseplants: Best Plants for Your Bedroom

The House Tour of Houseplants: Best Plants for Your Bedroom

Aug 23, 2021

Adding houseplants into your bedroom decor does wonders with the look and feel of your space. However, did you know that they not only look pleasing, but they take care of your health too? The best kinds of houseplants to add to your bedroom are air-purifying houseplants. Many of us don't think about the air pollutants we have in our homes from paint, furniture, insulation, and so on.

However, there are quite a few houseplants that have been scientifically proven to absorb and eliminate toxins from the air in your home. Not only do houseplants improve air quality, but they can boost your mood, reduce stress levels, increase creativity and productivity, and much more!

If you're looking to add some greenery that not only looks good, but is good for your health, below are 10 of our favorite plants to keep in the bedroom.

Golden Pothos

golden pothos

Golden Pothos houseplants are a staple to any houseplant lover or a great beginner houseplant for newbies. These houseplants grow in a trailing habit and look beautiful in hanging baskets where they trail and hang down as they mature.

Can't hang a plant from your ceiling? No worries, place your Pothos on the edge of a shelf or dresser, and it will still trail down just as beautiful. If you have a windowsill, place your Pothos directly in front of it. These plants thrive in bright, direct sunlight.

Fun Fact: NASA created an air-purifying list of houseplants, and Golden Pothos is one of them! Your houseplant will absorb toxins like carbon monoxide, benzene, formaldehyde, etc., from the air in your home.

Parlor Palm

parlor palm

Parlor Palm plants are unique houseplants because they require very little light. These houseplants are native to Guatemala and can grow in full shade; this is why you typically see them used as decor in malls, offices, and other indoor spaces with little to no natural light. If your bedroom does not receive much sunlight, Parlor Palm would be the perfect option for you.

Fun Fact: If your room is next to a steamy bathroom, your Parlor Palm will benefit from being near a humidity source whenever you are enjoying a hot and steamy shower. A humid environment will also deter pests like spider mites.

Aloe Vera

aloe vera

Aloe Vera plants are popular houseplants, and for a good reason; they are practically foolproof when it comes to caretaking. You could go over three weeks without watering your Aloe Plant, and it would still be alive and thriving.

They can go long periods without water because they are succulents, and succulents, like cacti, can survive without a consistent watering schedule. As long as your Aloe Vera plant is near bright, indirect light, it will thrive!

Fun Fact: Most houseplants only purify the air during the day, when it is sunny outside. However, Aloe Vera plants are one of the only houseplants that can purify the air throughout the night. These plants also release oxygen at night, making them perfect in your sleeping environment.

Fiddle Leaf Fig

fiddle leaf fig

One of the most popular houseplants sold at Garden Goods Direct would have to be Fiddle Leaf Fig trees. Their large leaves are an immediate focal point in any indoor space they are in, so why not add a dramatic decor piece to your bedroom. If you have a reading nook in your room, try placing your fiddle leaf fig in the corner next to your chair to add a nice touch of greenery. 

Fun Fact: Place a tray of pebbles and water underneath your plant's pot to help encourage a humid environment. If you have an east-facing window that provides low to indirect light, place your plant in this area and watch it thrive.

Spider Plant

spider plant

Spider Plants produce long, thin-shaped foliage that is light green with white stripes down the center. This houseplant looks beautiful in a container while it grows luscious or in a hanging basket where its leaves can begin to trail down as they grow longer.

Place your Spider Plant in bright to moderate, indirect sunlight and water occasionally during its first year. After it is more established, you can water them less frequently.

Fun Fact: Keep these houseplants away from your pets, specifically cats. Spider Plants are known hallucinogens to cats, and once your cat gets a taste, they will want to continue to come back. If you have pets, keep them far away from this houseplant. 

Peace Lily

peace lily

If you are looking for a houseplant that is elegant and produces flowers indoors, Peace Lily plants are just for you. These houseplants bloom beautiful ivory-white flowers that are complemented by their deep green foliage.

The best way to care for a Peace Lily is to place it in an area of your bedroom that receives moderate to bright, indirect sunlight. Your Peace Lily mustn't receive direct sunlight because its leaves will burn. Also, their soil prefers to stay moist at all times.

Fun Fact: Peace Lily plants purify the air in your home and can absorb acetone vapors too. Who doesn't want a houseplant that flowers, adds greenery to the decor, and purifies the air? We'd say that is a win-win situation

Rubber Plant

rubber plant

Rubber Plants are known for their striking, thick, and dark green leaves. These houseplants are low-maintenance and excellent options for those who are still developing their green thumb. These durable small houseplants are perfect for tabletops and windowsills because they thrive in various living conditions.

You can place them in medium to low light, but a bright, indirect light source is ideal. Because Rubber Plants are succulent-like, they prefer to have their soil dry in between watering.

Fun Fact: Rubber Plants' thick leaves make them powerful toxin eliminators from the air in your home. Their leaves draw in large amounts of contaminants, making them incredible air-purifying houseplants. 

Areca Palm

areca palm

Are you looking for a houseplant that will add a tropical feel to your bedroom? Look no further because Areca Palm plants are just what you need. These houseplants grow tall and look best as floor plants in a corner or next to a desk.

Their lush foliage grows best in bright, indirect sunlight and when their soil is kept evenly moist but not too wet.

Fun Fact: Yet another air-purifying plant, but Areca Palm houseplants are known to be one of the best houseplants for removing carbon dioxide from the air in your home. This plant also absorbs formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and benzene.

English Ivy

english ivy

Similar to Golden Pothos, English Ivy love to be where they can show off their trailing vines. Place your English Ivy plant in a hanging basket or on the edge of a shelf to allow it to trail down.

Give this houseplant bright, indirect light and water regularly. We don't recommend that you hang your English Ivy directly in front of a window, but slightly to the side, so it does not receive too much direct sunlight.

Fun Fact: Yet another on NASA's list of air-purifying houseplants. English Ivy absorbs toxins like formaldehyde, benzene, xylene, and toluene. Not only does it remove these toxins, but it has also been shown that they could clear air of animal feces and mold! Have you got bad allergies? Buy English Ivy; this could help you out!

Snake Plant

snake plant

Also called Mother-In-Law's tongue, this low-maintenance houseplant is an incredible choice for your bedroom. We like to think about Snake Plants as the plant that you can still keep alive even if you have the busiest lifestyle. Water occasionally and give it bright, indirect, or low-light conditions and watch it thrive!

Fun Fact: This plant is on NASA's list of top 10 air-purifying plants, and it also is one of the few houseplants that converts carbon dioxide into oxygen during the night. This is incredible because most houseplants can only do so during the day. 

What are the Benefits of Having Bedroom Plants?

Aside from the obvious of adding houseplants to your bedroom as trendy home decor, many other benefits come along with their beautiful looks. Many houseplants we offer are air-purifying plants. What does air-purifying mean? Plants listed as air purifiers have been scientifically proven to remove various toxins from the air in your home. Some of these toxins include:

Formaldehyde Benzene
Xylene Toluene
Carbon Monoxide Carbon Dioxide
Trichloroethylene and more!!


Another, sometimes forgotten benefit of bedroom houseplants is the calming effect they have. Who wouldn't want a calming environment to go to sleep in every night? There is no scientific evidence that houseplants increase your mood or have a calming effect, but their ambiance is enough to calm a busy mind after a long day.

TIP: Try matching your plants' pottery to the decor in your bedroom. Make your plants part of your bedroom decor!

Buy Your Houseplants Online With Garden Goods Direct

House plants are an easy way to add instant charm and life to your home. With so many different types of indoor house plants, you can let your creative style shine! As America’s number one online plant nursery, we take pride in the quality of our plants and service.

When you buy your houseplant online with Garden Goods Direct, have confidence knowing that each plant has received Woodie’s Seal of Approval.