New Year, new you! While you may have made some great New Year’s Resolutions for yourself, it might be time to think about some New Year resolutions for your home.
A well-organised, beautiful space can be beneficial in so many different ways - and what better time to do some spring cleaning than in the New Year? By decluttering your space, you’ll be decluttering your mind. It’s the perfect way to start 2022!
And why not make your newly cleared space even more beautiful by decorating with plants indoors? Not only do plants brighten up any space, a lot actually have some health benefits.
Spiral Cactus - The perfect plant for desk decorating
This is no ordinary cactus! This twist on a classic plant is a great way for decorating any simple surface or windowsill. It actually begins to grow as a straight cactus, and then when it reaches about 10cm it starts to spiral into an impressive plant which will be a talking point of all guests when they come to visit.
Where should I place my spiral cactus?
This twisty plant looks particularly good next to straight, angular backgrounds. So if you’ve got a set of shelves looking a bit empty, or a dusty mantlepiece - get yourself a spiral cactus to bring a bit of shape and flavour to your space!
How should I care for my spiral cactus?
Spiral cactuses require little care, needing infrequent watering. Just make sure it’s in a fairly warm, sunny spot and your prickly friend will be happy.
Lipstick Plant - Give your space a makeover!
The lipstick plant is a hanging plant, looking great against windows or walls needing a bit of sprucing up. It’s called the lipstick plant because when it begins to flower, the red buds resemble a tube of lipstick! Decorating with plants indoors has never been easier.
Where should I place my lipstick plant?
Hanging plants are great in most spaces, but because they need bright light, try them near a window! They look lovely in communal living spaces.
How should I care for my lipstick plant?
This plant needs bright but not direct sunlight and watering around once a week in summer and every ten days in winter.
Polka Dot Begonia - Time to join the dots for decoration
Decorating with houseplants is never dull with this quirky plant! Polka Dot Begonias are ideal for giving dull rooms a dot of colour! With distinctive two-tone leaves peppered with white polka dots, it’s an unusual plant that’s guaranteed to embellish your space. The large leaf surface also means it’s a great air purifier!
Where should I put my polka dot begonia?
We reckon this plant is great for your bedroom. Not only is it beautiful and homey, its air-purifying qualities can lead to a better night’s sleep - especially for those who suffer from respiratory problems! This plant also loves humidity, so a bathroom or kitchen would be great too.
How should I care for my polka dot begonia?
Water this plant weekly and make sure the soil is constantly moist. It needs bright, but not direct sunlight - and it thrives in humidity.
Green Sweetheart Plant - Show your home some love!
Fill your home with emerald green, heart shaped leaves that are sure to show a neglected room a bit of affection. Decorating with plants indoors is even better with hanging plants, so go ahead and transform your newly organised space into a calm environment with a few green sweetheart plants!
Where should I put my green sweetheart plant?
As a tropical plant, the green sweetheart plant enjoys bright, humid spots but not direct sunlight. So try hanging in a naturally warm room that has lots of natural light. We think they make great additions to bathrooms.
How should I care for my green sweetheart plant?
This plant doesn’t need super regular watering, and you can allow the soil to become slightly dry in between waterings. If you need to give your sweetheart plant some more humidity, try misting it once in a while.
Gardenia - Make your home look and smell gorgeous
With dark, forest green leaves and delicate, white summer flowers, a gardenia is guaranteed to transform cluttered space into a relaxing room with a calming ambience. This plant is also known for emitting a sweet, jasmine smell - making it an even more desirable indoor houseplant.
Where should I put my gardenia?
Because of its powerful fragrance, a gardenia has been shown to boost relaxation. It’s even been used in aromatherapy for combatting anxiety and depression. So put this plant where you think you’ll benefit from it’s calming energy - whether that’s on your desk, in your bedroom or in communal living spaces!
How should I care for my gardenia?
Keep your gardenia’s soil moist by watering with soft water, making sure the soil never gets too damp. If you’re keeping your plant in a cooler room, make sure it gets a lot of sunlight. In warmer rooms, keep it in the sun in the mornings and in the shade in the afternoons.
Calathea ‘Eternal Flame’ - Spice up your home decor!
If your space is needing a burst of colour, then the calathea ‘eternal flame’ is just the plant for you. With its beautiful, bright orange flowers and great air purifying abilities, it's a great houseplant for improving your space.
Where should I put my calathea?
Put your calathea in dull, dark corners of your home to brighten and transform it. It would also be great in your bedroom if you think you would benefit from its air purifying power at night!
How should I care for my calathea?
The calathea ‘eternal flame’ benefits from bright yet indirect light due to its delicate leaves. The soil should keep moist. Check it once a week during the growing season and every ten days during the winter.
Pineapple Plant - Give your space a tropical vibe…
Here’s a plant that will make your space stand out! But before you get excited about growing lots of tasty pineapples in your home, we should warn you that they aren’t like the pineapples we find in the supermarkets! They are much smaller, with a bitter taste that are best left for decorating your home this New Year. Decorating with houseplants like this will make you wonder why you didn’t start earlier!
Where should I put my pineapple plant?
We think the pineapple plant would be best placed in your kitchen. It’s great for adding an exotic atmosphere to your culinary space!
How should I care for my pineapple plant?
While this plant can survive in direct sunlight, too much will damage its leaves. During the warmer seasons keep the top two centimetres of soil dry. It can survive with dryer soil in the winter months.
Philodendron Imperial Red - Make your space regal and majestic
This decadent plant is perfect if you’re looking to give your space a more elegant, classy finish. With glossy, large leaves ranging in from dark forest green to rich burgundy - it’s a big statement plant that will tie your home decor together.
Where should I put my philodendron imperial red?
This plant likes moderate to bright light - but no direct sunlight. We think this plant goes great with simple white or cream furniture, but also looks great next to dark woods. Because of its regal look, place this plant somewhere everyone can admire it!
How should I care for my philodendron imperial red?
Keep the soil of your philodendron slightly moist, letting the top inch get dry between watering. This plant doesn’t do well in the cold, so make sure it’s getting enough warmth!
Lemon tree - When life gives you a lemon tree … use it for home decor!
Bring a burst of bright colour and a Mediterranean aesthetic to your home with this vibrant and fun lemon tree! They are pretty solid plants that offer more than just beautiful additions to your home decor. If you care for your lemon tree the right way, you’ll have some delicious, citrusy lemons to use as well as some fragrant flowers.
Where should I put my lemon tree?
Your lemon tree needs to be placed in full sunlight, away from draughts and away from radiators. We think this plant needs to be somewhere where people are going to appreciate its beauty and smell - so try it by a window in a communal living area.
How should I care for my lemon tree?
While the tree is still young, it will need more frequent watering to keep the soil moist (maybe once or twice a week). When it is more developed, it won’t need as much.
Plant pots - Because your New Year plants need a pretty pot too
It’s all well and good for us to recommend the best Bloombox plants for decorating your home, but decorating with houseplants isn’t complete until you’ve got a great looking pot to go with it! We’ve got a wide range of beautiful ceramic and decorative plant pots in all colours, shapes and sizes.
One of our favourites is the Score pot. With it’s vintage look and bright colour, it’s sure to add some chic style to your space! If you love your blue hues, get yourself an Atlantic pot for hippie vibes.
Clearing away unused or unwanted items is a great way to start off this New Year. Who doesn’t benefit from a bit of Spring cleaning? And to give your space - no matter how big or small - a bit of a fresh, new look, there’s no better way to spruce up your space than by decorating with plants indoors with some gorgeous plants from Bloombox.
So go ahead and check out all our suggestions to make your newly organised space that beautiful, safe haven you’ve always dreamed of!