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Indoor Plants for Pacific Northwest Bathrooms

During winter, the lack of natural sunlight affects both our indoor and outdoor environment. Is your normally light-filled bathroom starting to look a little drab?

If you’re looking for ideas to liven up your bathroom this season, consider incorporating some indoor plants and flowers into your space. Not only are houseplants aesthetically pleasing, but they are also shown to have health benefits, such as purifying the air and boosting your mood.

If you’re living in the Pacific Northwest, what kind of indoor plants do well during the winter? There is a wide variety of plants and flowers that you can incorporate into your Northwest home design during the winter, many of which blossom indoors when provided with the proper environment and care. Below are a few ideas:

  • Aloe Vera
  • Bamboo
  • Bromeliads
  • The spider plant
  • Lilies, such as peace lilies
  • Orchids
  • Amaryllises

Aloe Vera and bamboo are both popular houseplants, especially for the bathroom. They’re easy to care for, resilient, and do well in low-light environments. Aloe’s orange-tinted flowers bloom especially bright in the winter, making it an obvious choice for interior decorators and green thumbs alike. As a bonus, both plants can have healing properties when added to facial masks or baths.

Bromeliads, which include thousands of sub-species of varying colors, are another go-to during this time of year. Able to grow indoors without sun, these are ideal indoor plants for all seasons. Often referred to as an “air plant,” studies suggest that bromeliads may improve indoor air quality. Bromeliads require little to no care for weeks at a time and are readily available at most garden centers.

If you want pet and child-friendly bathroom ideas, consider the spider plant (Chlorophytum comosum), which can easily be placed outside of your little one’s reach. The spider plant is beautiful and delicate, and is versatile enough to sit on counters or in windowsills, to be placed in hanging baskets, or to stand on tall floor planters. Plus, its hearty nature makes it perfect for people who aren’t blessed with a green thumb.

If you want to add color and fragrance to your bathroom, winter-blooming, low-maintenance flowering plants are also options, such as lilies, orchids, or amaryllises. However, be cautious of lilies, as many are not safe for pets or children.

Whether you’re looking to simply spruce up your existing spaces or do a complete bathroom remodel, our Portland and Seattle-based designers would love to work with you. Our process includes time to work with the homeowner to understand their preferences in order to best create a space that looks and feels like them, and fits with the rest of the home. Feel free to contact Devine Bath to schedule a free in-home consultation.

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