Indoor Plants Breathe Life Into Cold Winter Months

As the summer months wane, we’re reminded again and again of the impending winter ahead of us. Winter means less sunshine, and for many people, that means choosing to stay inside rather than braving the cold temps.

Being cooped up indoors, however, can lead to some rather unpleasant effects. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is the depression that sets in during the long, drab winter months. Unluckily for us, women are hit hardest by SAD.

But I have a plan for you to combat the winter blues.

House Plants.

Not only can house plants add some color to your decor, they literally bring life into your home. The oxygen let off by plants helps to offset the effects of SAD, which leads to happier healthier people. And really, who doesn’t want to be happier?
Some air-filtering house plants to help with the blues can be found
here.

Even if you don’t suffer from SAD, house plants can be a cheap, easy way to bring your rooms to life. Some beautiful winter-bloomers include:

  • Cyclamen
  • Streptocarpus
  • Jasmine
  • Kalanchoe
  • Begonias
  • Amaryllis

After you’ve chosen your house plants, you can add more personality with the way you choose to display them. Window boxes, terrariums and fancy flower pots are just a few awesome ways to showcase your indoor garden. If you need inspiration, check out these ideas I found on Pinterest:

  1. 4 Stylish Indoor Plant Displays

IndoorPlantDisplays

2. Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

herbgarden

3. 25 Flower Pot DIYs

FlowerPotDIY

Don’t let a lifeless apartment get you down this winter. Find your perfect winter-bloomer. Start an herb garden. Or both! Hit the end-of-summer lawn and garden sales, stock up on those terra cotta pots, and get to crafting!

Do you plan to add a house plant to your decor this winter?

Leave a comment. I’d love to hear your ideas.

Until next time,

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