This post is part of a 31 day series – “31 days to decorate your home on a budget.” You can read through all the posts in this series here.
What do all these pictures have in common? (Other than they are beautiful, the furniture is gorgeous, and we all wish our homes looked like this? )
It might be something green!
Plants are a great way to decorate on a budget!
And they are good for your families health too since they help clean the air of pollutants.
“Many houseplants help to clean the air inside a home of benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene with a process known as photosynthesis. According to NASA researchers, you need to use one potted plant per every 100 square feet for the plants to be proactive in cleaning the air in the home.”
Check out this link for more information.
The pictures above are all off designer websites (like Pottery Barn!) The next time you pick up a décor catalog, pay attention to the pictures – you will see plants in 80% of the pictures.
Here are some plants that I have in my house:
Some type of tropical palm plant ($4 at Wal-mart?)
Large palm plant in my living room ($10 at Wal-mart)
Large peace lily
Small plant in my bathroom ($3 at Wal-mart)
Another plant in my downstairs bathroom. ($3 at Wal-Mart)
And this is my newest plant! Kroger had their plants 50% off the other day, making this $4. It is my dining room.
(Plants can be toxic to cats and dogs so if you have an indoor pet, I suggest checking this list over at the ASPCA to make sure the plant will not make your pet sick.)
If you don’t have a green thumb, but still want to add some pops of green to your space, consider adding some faux foliage. I love these little green plants (from Ikea) and have several of them spread through my house in my favorite yard sale milk glass containers.
So the next time you are at Wal-mart, Home Depot, or even the grocery store, check out the plant selection and pick one out to take home! The air in your home will be cleaner, and your space with look great with a fresh pop of green!
How about you, do you have plants in your home? What are your favorite types of houseplants? Do you have a green thumb?