Style a Self-Care Paradise

Mood-boosting plants can turn your bathroom into a personal sanctuary.

The bathroom is a personal space. For most, it's the first room you visit when starting your day and your last stop at the end of the night. That means it needs to inspire both vibrant beginnings and peaceful solitude. The best way to do that? Add plants. Known to improve health and well-being, houseplants give this small sanctuary the decor it deserves.

There are some key elements to consider when using plants to style a self-care paradise, though; bathrooms come with variables like high humidity and fluctuating temps. Here are the factors to keep in mind when adding touches of living design to your space.

Bathroom Conditions for Plants

Humidity

Bathrooms naturally get a lot of moisture from the mist coming off a shower or bath. That means the best plants for any spa-like atmosphere are ones that enjoy high-humidity climates. Think tropical plants that thrive in balmy conditions.

Low Lighting

We can’t always count on large, south-facing windows in our bathrooms. More likely than not, a bathroom is going to have a small window that’s higher than normal to preserve privacy. If that’s the case, plants in this space will have to cope with low lighting. Plants from tropical habitats are perfectly suited since they've acclimated to growing under the shade of a tree canopy.

Range of Temperatures

Often covered in tile, bathrooms take on outside temperatures. When it’s hot out, the bathroom gets hot. When it’s cold, the bathroom gets cold. Not to mention the heat they may get from a hot shower or a blow dryer happening in this small space. Plants that reside here can't be too temperamental about temperature.

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Best Plants for the Bathroom

Now that we’ve covered all the ways bathrooms can be tricky for growing plants, let’s discuss all the plants that are up for the challenge. Plants that do well in the bathroom include:

Three Ways to Style

Ideally, bathrooms would have enough space for a chair, vanity, steam room, and plenty of shelves. In reality, it’s a struggle to fit everything into the cabinets you do have. So how do you add plants to the equation? Well, you get creative! Here are three ways to display plants in the bathroom.

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1. Shelf Plants

The bathroom has a surprising amount of spaces that can be dressed up with plants. Consider elevating that unused corner of the tub, sink, or shelf with a plant. Even small plants can make big impressions when implemented in unconventional ways.

Our Pick: Snake Plants

Snake Plants are great plants for the bathroom because they can sit on the floor or a shelf and make your space feel more alive both in color and with the height of their unique foliage.

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2. Hanging Plants

Hanging plants are a great way to utilize space in a dynamic fashion. If a ceiling hook isn’t available to drape plants from, consider devoting one towel hook to a hanging plant. There are all kinds of styles for plant hangers, like macrame for a bohemian look, or leather straps to go for a rustic or industrial design.

Our Pick: Spider Plants

Spider Plants work well in bathroom environments because they require little effort to create a bold statement with a sense of movement in every direction.

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3. Window Sill Propagators

The great thing about propagating plants is that it only requires a small amount of space. This technique allows us to highlight growing vines in small vases. Simply find a vine that is ready for a trim, and snip off a section with a few leaves. Set the vine in a propagation vase filled with water, and it will continue to grow on the window sill. Our Propagation Glasses are made with glass and have beautiful brass necks that add a pop of color. Change out the water every three to five days to keep it fresh.

Our Pick: Pothos

We love pothos because one plant can easily become many through propagation of their vines. And since it copes well with humidity and low lighting, the pothos is an ideal plant for the bathroom.

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