Create a relaxing bathroom with house plants


Indoor plant tips

Modern bathroom interior with potted tropical plants, clawfoot bathtub, patterned black and white flooring, and wall decor.

Making your bathroom a peaceful sanctuary can go a long way towards boosting your health and well-being. One effective way to achieve this is by incorporating plants into this intimate space.

Here’s how to transform your bathroom into a peaceful oasis, harnessing the power of nature.

Choose house plants that thrive in bathrooms

Not all plants are suitable for the unique environment of a bathroom. These rooms often have high humidity levels and low light conditions, so selecting plants that can thrive in such environments is essential.

These are some of our top picks:

  • Calathea and maranta plants have lovely detail on their leaves and are well suited to medium- or well-lit rooms.
  • Palms are fun plants that can give your bathroom a jungle feel. They also thrive in the humidity typical of bathrooms.
  • Delicious monster plants are hardy and resilient to temperature changes. Provided your space has enough light, these striking plants will thrive.
  • Philodendrons and pothos can handle various conditions and trail beautifully to create a visual feast.
  • Spider plants are easy to grow and require minimal maintenance. They’re fine without much light and enjoy moisture.
  • Peace lilies are gorgeous and require very little maintenance.
  • Ferns are a decor favourite – with good reason. They love humidity, moisture and can handle low-light conditions. Plus, they’re delightfully delicate.

Consider space and lighting

Now that you’ve got your shopping list, it’s time to evaluate the available space in your bathroom and identify areas where you can place your house plants. Windowsills, countertops, or hanging planters are great options.

Take into account the amount of natural light your bathroom gets. If the room lacks natural light, choose low-light tolerant plants that thrive in dimmer conditions. You can explore more house plants if your bathroom receives ample sunlight.

Add to the ambience with stylish indoor plant pots and baskets

Selecting the right plant containers can significantly enhance the overall ambience of your bathroom sanctuary.

Choose indoor plant pots and baskets that complement your decor to create a harmonious, relaxing space. Earthy tones, textured ceramics, and sleek white or grey plant pots can all add a touch of elegance and serenity to the room.

Ensure the containers have proper drainage to prevent water buildup, as excessive moisture can make your plants suffer.

Create a vertical garden

If you have limited horizontal space, consider going vertical with your greenery.

Install wall-mounted planters, box planters, and floating shelves to create a stunning vertical garden. These elements maximise the use of space and add a striking visual element to the room.

Vining plants such as pothos and philodendrons work particularly well in vertical displays.

Use the high humidity levels to your advantage

Bathrooms are naturally humid spaces, which can benefit certain plant species. However, if the humidity levels in your bathroom are too high or low, it may affect plant health.

Group your house plants together to regulate humidity to create a favourable microclimate. Misting your plants will also help to maintain optimal humidity levels in this room.

Select plants with air-purifying properties

Beyond their aesthetic appeal, certain plants can improve the air quality in your bathroom.

Peace lilies, spider plants, and snake plants are excellent choices as they naturally filter toxins and pollutants from the air. By incorporating these air-purifying plants, you can create an even healthier environment.

Maintenance and care

It’s essential to care properly for your plants:

  • Regularly check the soil’s moisture levels, and water your house plants
  • Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.
  • Prune and trim your plants to maintain their shape and prevent overcrowding.
  • Dust the leaves to keep them clean and allow for better photosynthesis.
  • Be mindful of any pest infestations and take appropriate measures to address them promptly.

Enjoy the process!

Transforming your bathroom into a relaxing sanctuary is a fun weekend or holiday project that will give you pleasure for years to come.

Pop into your nearest Stodels Garden Centre or our online shop to get started – our garden experts will be happy to help you select the best plants, planters, and other decor elements for your space.

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