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I need greenery in my life. I don’t have the greenest of thumbs, but if I can see a thriving house plant I’m happy.
I really want to set up an indoor garden room. A sanctuary where I can sip my coffee in meditative peace, surrounded by green leaves and occasionally a flower.
Garden rooms bring beautiful greenery into the home in a way that creates a meditative space that doesn’t have to overwhelm the whole house.
Any room with ample south-facing light will do, though many people choose to put their mini-conservatory into a sun room, swing room, or even an unused bedroom. Regardless of where it is, I’m sure it’ll be your favorite room in you house. Especially in winter, when the outside can look so gray. When it’s cold is when I crave a touch of green most.
Where am I considering putting my garden room?
Against Wide Windows
You can create a restful sitting area in a room with big windows that let in a lot of light. You can even grow edible herbs and other plants in a space like this! Placing some chairs and a small table in the corner and letting the plants soak up the sun will create a space that is nourishing to your soul and to the plants at the same time.
In A Reading Nook
I have a few bookshelves next to a nice south facing window that I haven’t done much with yet. I’m thinking of adding a plush chair into the corner there and then hanging vine plants at different heights so that they can act as a natural window curtain. That way I can read with some privacy while still enjoying a little bit of sun.
In The Bathroom
Any humidity loving plant will thrive in the bathroom, so long as they get enough light. I already have a few plants in my bathroom that never wilt because they get a daily dose of humidity. When i’m taking a bath, those plants are my companions and I can feel them soaking up the stresses of my every day life.
The ideal plants are the ones that will thrive in your lighting situation. Some great plant options are:
- Spider plant
- Red-Edged Dracaena
- Peace lily
- Boston fern
- Golden pothos
- Snake plant
- Bamboo palm
- Rubber plant
- Aloe vera
- Money plant
- English Ivy
- Chinese evergreen
- Heat leaf philodendron
- Areca palm
- Warnack Dracaena
- Fiddle leaf fig
- Gerber daisy
- Dward azalea
- Umbrella tree
- Wax begonia
Personally, I will be putting a few Gotu Kola plants in my indoor garden. I am interested in their ability to improve memory and cognition, so growing them indoors is ideal for me. Eating a few raw Gotu Kola leaves is preferable to taking a pill in my opinion! You can’t be sure what is in a supplement, but you know exactly what is going into the plants that you grow on your windowsill.
No matter how you do your garden room, your mood and well-being will benefit from the added natural green in your home. And wouldn’t a garden room be such a decadent place to entertain a few guests?