Should you keep plants in your bedroom?

plants in bedroom

Plants used to be placed outside in the garden or in the tubs till a concept of houseplants came into being where beautiful plants were placed in pots around the house on the window sill, stands as well as on the tables. These plants are said to boost the energy level of an individual along with reducing stress levels, producing oxygen and also filtering air pollutants.

Well, the opinion regarding the house plants varies from one person to another. Sometimes they are considered to be carbon dioxide emitters which they actually are, but not on a dangerous level. Again, those with positive opinions about house plants consider them to improve the atmosphere of the room where they are placed.

These houseplants are said to improve the air quality inside the room they are placed in; the dry air inside the room is very harmful and can lead to a bunch of problems. The ailments caused by the dry and captured indoor air of a room are surely some respiratory problems, sore throats, colds, and even breakouts at certain times.

The indoor houseplants maintain the humidity level inside the rooms, this is done when the plant is undergoing transpiration, thus emitting water vapor. The plants also emit oxygen and create humidity during this phase as is known to all along with producing certain negative ions purifying the air indoors.

These negative ions work towards removing the dust particles, bacteria as well as mold spores from the air around, and is thus known to increase psychological health, productivity, and overall well-being of a person.

Some of the common houseplants are –

Snake Plant

A low maintenance plant as it needs to be watered rarely. This house plant has made it to the list of NASA’s top 10 air purifying plants and has a special feature to it i.e. it continues converting CO2 into O2 even at night.


This plant is another low maintenance plant which needs to be watered occasionally and needs moderate light as well formaldehyde. It has heart shaped leaves and is thus very much visually appealing and is commendable at absorbing formaldehyde.


A trail like plant, utterly beautiful and has made to NASA’s list as well. It is an easy-to-care and a bit more thirsty plant and thus needs to be watered regularly.

Golden Pothos

This plant has filters which filter out formaldehyde. This is also an easy to care tolerant plant that has similar aesthetics as the philodendron, and is named the “cubicle plant “by many.

Spider Plant

The spider plant easily propagates in every directions, it is a hanging plant fighting a lot many pollutants such as a benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide, and xylene.

Rubber Plant

This plant with big green leaves needs to be watered regularly, and eliminates toxin along with purifying air and is very easy to be taken care of.


A much appreciated plant, this one creates calming effect. This plant is said to be able to make you sleep faster and for a very long time as well.

If you care about plants and having organic elements in your bedroom, you should also consider incorporating organic mattresses and latex is a good choice of mattress material. When you sleep in a natural and organic environment, it really refreshes your body and frees your mind.