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The best plants for your bedroom

With urbanisation and small space living on the rise, more and more people are living without gardens. ‘At Home with Plants’ is co-created with IKEA and Indoor Garden Design at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, in celebration of the beauty of horticulture within the home. Invite plants into your bedroom with these indoor gardening tips.

‘At Home with Plants’ co-created with IKEA and Indoor Garden Design at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
‘At Home with Plants’ co-created with IKEA and Indoor Garden Design at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

‘At Home with Plants’ an innovative installation comprising of three walk-through rooms. The exhibit brings to life the beauty of plants in the home and shows how to use them in interior schemes, while highlighting the scientifically-proven health benefits associated with having plants in the home and working environment.

The living room, bedroom and bathroom each incorporate current trends in house plants, showing the right plant for the right place.

'We’d love everyone to enjoy the many benefits of having plants at home, which is why we’re excited to be working with Ian and the team at Indoor Garden Design for the ‘At Home With Plants’ installation.' 

Lisa Bradshaw, Sales Leader for Plants, IKEA UK & Ireland

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'It’s gratifying and very exciting to see how fashionable indoor plants have become and I’m thrilled that visitors to the show will have the opportunity to experience exciting ways of using plants within the home to maximum stylish effect. Our exhibit will also show how much plants can improve the health and wellbeing of the occupants of home or office, and this is a very important part of our message.'

Ian Drummond, Creative Director of Indoor Garden Design

'At IKEA, we believe that you don’t need a lot of time, money or space to furnish your home with plants. With trends in urbanisation and small space living, not everyone has access to an outdoor space and that’s why we’re encouraging people to grow their own plants at home. From our understanding of life at home, we know that nature indoors can provide a sense of calmness, tranquillity and improve wellbeing too.'

Lisa Bradshaw, Sales Leader for Plants, IKEA UK & Ireland 

Live a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle by growing your own herbs and vegetables indoors.

Grow a botanical screen – by using indoor plants to decorate your home you can create subtle screens or divide rooms without having to add any permanent walls. It’s a bit like creating a hedge inside the home!

Don’t just look to balconies and windowsills for planting – use your walls and ceilings too. 

The health benefits of plants in the home

There is a science behind our love of plants – they work on a deeply psychological level – biophilia is the concept that humans have an innate connection with nature. So by incorporating natural elements into the human environment brings significant benefits, namely improvements in wellbeing, health and productivity.

Plants work on our physical health by producing oxygen while filtering pollution and absorbing dust to clean the air we breathe.

Plants are now regarded as so much more than decorative embellishments. They have been proven time and time again to reduce stress, improve morale and significantly contribute to a happy, healthy working environment.

About Ian Drummond

Ian Drummond is Creative Director of Indoor Garden Design and has won many awards; including Gold and Silver Gilt and Best in Show Medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. He writes a monthly column in Pro Landscaper and is an RHS Committee member.

Indoor Garden Design has been bringing nature into offices, hotels, shops and restaurants for more than 40 years.

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