The Best Plants for Every Room in Your Home

Looking to add some verdant life and vibrant colour to your home? With so many possibilities, it can be tricky knowing which plants will thrive in different parts of the house. Whether you opt for a low-maintenance succulent or something that needs a little extra love, there's something out there that is perfect for every room! Here are top picks sure to liven up any environment:

Living Room

The living room is often the main gathering place in a home, so you want to choose plants that are both attractive and easy to care for.

  • Fiddle Leaf Fig: This plant has become incredibly popular in recent years, and for good reason. Its large, glossy leaves make a real statement in any room. It prefers bright, indirect light and weekly watering.
  • Snake Plant: Also known as mother-in-law's tongue, this plant is one of the easiest to care for. It filters air during the day and night, something that most houseplants only do during the day. It can tolerate a range of lighting conditions and only needs to be watered occasionally.
  • Bird of Paradise: This plant has large, tropical leaves that add a touch of drama to your living room. It needs bright, indirect light and regular watering.


Plants in the bedroom can help to purify the air and promote relaxation.

  • Heart Leaf Philodendron: This plant is not only almost impossible to kill, but it also absorbs formaldehyde from the air. Just be sure to keep it out of reach from children and pets as it’s toxic when eaten. It needs moderate to bright light; water only occasionally.
  • English Ivy: This plant is great for purifying the air and removing toxins. Research also suggests that it may be able to help clear the air of mould as well as improve allergy symptoms. It needs moderate to bright light and regular watering.
  • Peace Lily: This plant has attractive, glossy leaves and produces beautiful white flowers. This is another plant you’ll need to keep out of reach from children and pets. It needs low to medium light and weekly watering.


Plants in the bathroom can help to remove moisture from the air and add some greenery to the space.

  • Boston Fern: This plant loves humidity, making it the perfect choice for your bathroom. It needs bright, indirect light and regular watering.
  • Spider Plant: Ideal for hanging planters and known for its air-purifying qualities, this plant can fight a variety of pollutants and should be placed in an area with bright to moderate indirect sunlight. They prefer some humidity but can also handle low levels of it, making them a perfect contender for a bathroom. Water the plant occasionally during its initial growth period and then moderately once it has been established for about a year.
  • Aloe Vera: These succulent plants are also known for their medicinal benefits; the juice from their leaves can be used for scrapes and burns when applied topically, making it perfect for the bathroom. It needs bright, indirect light and infrequent watering.


The kitchen is a great place to grow herbs and other edible plants.

  • Cast Iron Plant: Known to be one of the toughest plants out there, it’d be a challenge to kill this plant. Tolerating extreme and fluctuating heat, this is the perfect plant for your kitchen where temperatures are often changing. It needs low light and infrequent watering.
  • Basil: Basil is the perfect herb to grow in your kitchen and use in your cooking game. It brings a fresh scent to your kitchen and you can add it to so many of your favourite recipes. It loves lots of sun and to be watered regularly.
  • Blue Star Ferns: This plant will be happy in your kitchen with its tolerance to temperature fluctuations. Place it out of direct sunlight and water weekly.


Plants in the office can help to reduce stress and boost productivity.

  • ZZ Plant: Known to be one of the most trouble-free indoor plants, these air-purifying plants can thrive in many lighting conditions. They only need to be watered every couple of weeks.
  • Pothos Plant: Also known as Devil’s Ivy, this odour-eliminating plant thrives in low-light environments. Pothos can also help alleviate eye irritation after long days of staring at screens, making it the perfect desk buddy. It needs watering only occasionally.
  • Jade Plant: This succulent is easy to care for and adds a touch of green to any space. It needs bright, indirect light and infrequent watering.

Pet-Friendly Plants

If you have pets at home, it's important to choose plants that are safe for them to be around.

  • Prayer Plant: The Prayer Plant is one of the easiest plants to take care of that’s also pet friendly. It needs medium to bright indirect light and watering every two weeks.
  • Bamboo Palm: This plant is safe for pets and has the added benefit of helping to purify the air. It needs bright, indirect light and regular watering.
  • African Violet: These plants are not only pet friendly, but low maintenance and pretty too! With a range of colours, they’re sure to make any space pop. They need moderate to bright light and regular watering.


No matter what room you're looking to add some greenery to, there's a plant out there that will thrive in it!  Just make sure to choose plants that are well-suited to the lighting and humidity levels of the space, and don't be afraid to experiment until you find the perfect fit.

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