Plants and flowers add a lot to a home. They can make a room feel more relaxing and are an accessible decor item. However, some people question whether it is bad to have flowers in specific rooms of your home, such as your bedroom.
Flowers are not bad to have in a bedroom. When taken care of properly, they can offer many benefits such as a pleasant aroma, beauty, relaxation, and even help you sleep.
In this article, I will discuss the benefits, and a few cons, of having flowers in your bedroom.
Flowers Help You Sleep
As mentioned in my other article, flowers don’t take in oxygen. They actually produce it.
So what does this have to do with a good night’s sleep? The more oxygen you have in the room, the better you’ll sleep. If you have flowers in your bedroom producing oxygen, then odds are you’ll sleep like a baby.
Studies done by Wheeling University, have shown that specific plants such as jasmine and lavender also give off a calming scent leading to better sleep.
Flowers Help With Humidity
Not only do flowers produce oxygen, but they also absorb excess moisture in the air. Getting rid of excess moisture can prevent the excess moisture in your home from producing harmful bacteria and mold. The extra moisture is absorbed through their leaves.
Flowers May Be Good for Feng Shui
Flowers are a little different than cacti when it comes to Feng Shui. This ancient Chinese practice is all about the balance of energy in your home.
There are conflicting opinions about whether living flowers are bad for Feng Shui or not. However, having dried flowers in your bedroom is a definite “no” since they bring negative energy into the room. So, if you have live flowers, that should be okay.
No reason is given as to why live flowers would be bad for Feng Shui. However, if you start to feel an energy imbalance, you might want to move them around to see if they could be the culprit.
Flowers Can Make Your Bedroom Smell Wonderful
Another perk of having flowers in your bedroom is that they can add a pleasant smell to the room. The good thing is that the scent is natural, so you don’t have to worry about toxins or chemicals present in wall plug-ins.
Some flowers smell more potent than others, and no flower smells the same as the other.
Here are some of the best-smelling flowers you can get for your bedroom:
Jasmine has a rich tropical smell to it. Unfortunately, white jasmine is the only one with an aroma while all the other jasmine variations don’t have a scent at all. This flower is also relatively easy to take care of and will smell terrific all year long.
Lavender boasts a woodsy, herbal fragrance. The usage of this flower is widespread as it’s also found in many products because the smell of lavender is quite popular.
Lavender is also known for being relaxing, so it’s great to have in your bedroom. This flower has a beautiful purple color which is excellent for adding some color to your bedroom.
If you prefer a less floral smell, mint is an excellent option. Mint is known to be a deodorizer. As such, it would be great for your bedroom, particularly if you don’t want an overpowering floral fragrance. This plant is all green but it still looks pretty lovely.
Orchids are beautiful flowers that come in a variety of colors. However, the scent this flower gives off depends on the type of orchid. If the orchid is a white Brassavola nodosa, it will have a more intense, sweeter aroma. If it’s a Cymbidium, it will have yellow flowers and smell more like lemons.
Lily of the Valley
Lily of the valley is a flower with a herbal, woodsy scent. As a result, it’s often used in many perfume formulations. This lily is quite beautiful and features bright, white bell-shaped flowers. It’s sure to be a hit owing to its good looks and pleasant aroma.
Flowers and Allergies
Although it isn’t harmful to have flowers in your bedroom, they could be bad for people who are prone to bad allergic reactions due to pollen. Having flowers in a room you sleep in means lots of exposure. Therefore, if you find your allergies are getting worse, you may want to move your flowers to a different room.
One way to deal with pollen in your home is to purchase only male or only female flowers because they can’t cross-pollinate if they’re all the same. Some flowers have both male and female parts in one plant, hence they are not recommended for people with severe allergies.
You’ll also want to research which flowers contain the most pollen. Additionally, it’s important to note that even if some flowers have pollen, it may not bother you as long as cross-pollination isn’t occurring.
Here is a list of a few flowers that have high amounts of pollen:
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Flowers That Are Easy to Take Care of Indoors
Some flowers are more particular than others. If you’re not used to taking care of flowers in your home but want to add some pretty foliage to your bedroom, you’ll want to start with some easy plants.
An easy flower would not need much attention or special care. Some flowers need to be watered and kept near the sun, while others require a certain amount of sun, particular soil, and pruning.
If you’re not picky about the scent or the amount of pollen and need pretty flowers that won’t die off quickly, these flower options are perfect for you:
Not only are peace lilies beautiful, but they’re also easy to take care of. Peace lilies only need to be watered about once a week. They can also handle neglect and will droop significantly to let you know they need water. It’s always helpful when a flower easily communicates what it needs.
The anthurium is known for being one of the longest blooming plants. It comes in various colors, such as red, pink, white, and purple. This plant is easy to care for and likes to dry out in between watering, so you don’t have to water it very often.
The kalanchoe is a succulent with flowers. This plant sports cute tiny flowers that come in different colors. You won’t need to water this one often because it prefers dry conditions. So if you forget to water it for a while, it will be happy you did. (Cacti also make a great fit for the bedroom, assuming you provide them with proper care and light!)
The amaryllis has beautiful trumpet-shaped flowers. This plant requires a little more attention than those mentioned above, but it is still relatively easy to care for. Amaryllis loves the sun but also needs a lot of shade between bloomings. You’ll also want to cut off any faded flowers or shriveled stems.
A beautiful tropical plant such as the hibiscus is an excellent addition to your room. This plant comes in various flower colors, such as red, pink, and purple. The hibiscus is a sunlight lover and needs direct light. You’ll want to water this plant a little extra in the hot summer months and make sure you have a good draining pot.
The lipstick plant got its name because the flowers look like an open tube of lipstick with a red bud emerging from a dark blossom. The lipstick plant loves to get a lot of sun, and you’ll only want to water it when the top few inches of the soil become dry.
There are many benefits to having flowers in your bedroom. They can be used for decorative purposes and to balance out a room’s energy.
Flowers also help you sleep better by producing more oxygen or by their calming scents. They absorb excess moisture in the air, allowing you to prevent mold and bacteria from forming.
Since they come in various fragrances, flowers can make your bedroom smell wonderful without needing to purchase candles or wall plug-ins. Furthermore, most flower options are easy to take care of.
Remember to be careful about what flowers you get if you have severe allergies.