Plants for the bedroom

Which plants are best for your bedroom?

You probably don't think about houseplants when you start decorating your bedroom. But it is really more than worth your while to look into this. Because in addition to a good mattress and nice pillow, plants can also contribute to a better night's sleep. And it is a myth that it is better not to put plants in your bedroom. It's true that they use some oxygen at night, but your roommate uses more and you wouldn't send him out of the house, would you?! Plants provide a soothing environment and purify the air. But which plants are best to put in the bedroom? We have listed them so that you can sleep like a baby!

Are plants in your bedroom recommended or not?

It is often thought that it is not wise or even harmful to provide your bedroom with plants. This is because they remove oxygen from the air at night. Plants are known for taking carbon dioxide from the air and converting it into oxygen. But that's a different story at night. Without sunlight, plants actually consume oxygen. However, this amount is so small that we do not have to worry about it. At the bottom line, a plant releases more oxygen than it consumes. And you benefit from an oxygen-rich climate during the night. So don't let that stop you from providing your bedroom with plants.

You may wonder why patient rooms in hospitals are not also equipped with plants if this has such a beneficial effect? That has completely different reasons. Plants are not allowed here because potting soil simply contains bacteria and fungi, even the good ones. That is why no risks are taken in a hospital.

Are plants in your bedroom healthy?

So we can say that plants in your bedroom are healthy. Scientific research underlines this. Plants promote oxygen, but also improve humidity. That is why we also recommend that you turn off the heating at night; this is at the expense of the humidity. You recognize it, such a dry air. Higher humidity is healthier for your airways and makes you breathe more calmly. Beneficial for your night's sleep. In addition to producing oxygen and increasing humidity, plants also have an air-purifying effect. And they can break down unpleasant odors, so they actually serve as natural air fresheners. Finally, plants in your bedroom are also a beautiful eye-catcher. They complete your interior and add atmosphere. Only benefits!

A bedroom plant in your bedroom gives many advantages. When you place plants in your bedroom, this can often cause:

Better air quality

Reduction of stress

A better smell

Better sleep quality 

Calming and refreshing effect on your mood

Reduction of headache complaints

Preventing colds

Which plants are most suitable for the bedroom? 

There are also a number of plants that provide a specific benefit. For example, the pineapple plant is known as the 'anti-snoring plant'. So if you suffer from a snoring partner or perhaps a pet, the Pineapple Plant is the perfect bedroom plant for you!

The big question now is of course which plant species is best to place in the bedroom. Consider, for example, the tropical Aloe Vera, the nice Grass Lily or the sturdy Sansevieria. The answer is: all plants, in fact all plants are suitable for placing in your bedroom. Some plants are slightly more suitable because, for example, they contribute a lot to better oxygen quality. Read on and find out about our all-time bedroom plants!


Jasmijn is highly recommended for your bedroom. The plant not only has beautiful white flowers, but also smells wonderful and has a calming effect! Jasmine also seems to make you more alert and productive during the day.

Lavender or Lavandula

Another favorite for the bedroom is Lavender. If only because of the unprecedentedly popular scent. The plant can also help against insomnia, but also has a beneficial effect on your heart rate and blood pressure. This allows you to sleep better and deeper. It is also a nice plant in the children's room. Babies appear to cry less with a lavender plant next to the cradle! And what a nice by-catch of this plant: lavender also repels mosquitoes!

Peace Lily or Spathiphyllum

This green plant with white pennants is one to love! According to the NASA Clean Air Study, it is not only a handsome houseplant, it also filters the air and ensures better humidity in the bedroom/house. This means that the peace lily plant helps keep the air in your home dry and gives you a better night's sleep.


The Pineapple Bromeliad is known as the anti-snoring plant! According to experts, snoring complaints should decrease if you place this tropical plant in your bedroom. This is because the plant releases oxygen at night and spreads the enzyme bromelain. This enzyme has an anti-inflammatory effect and the extra oxygen ensures a deeper sleep. Okay, it may not stop snoring 100%, but it will help.

Aloë Vera

This sturdy plant has two advantages: it keeps the air in the bedroom clean and is difficult to destroy. Do you sometimes forget to water your plants? Then you can still enjoy the thick, robust leaves and purified air. Would work well for insomnia.

Snake plant or Sanseveria

Who doesn't know Sanseveria? One of the most popular houseplants in the home. This plant ensures clean air in the bedroom and an improved night's sleep. But did you also know that the plant contributes to improving your immune system and reducing headache complaints? Moreover, you do not need green fingers because the plant is also easy to maintain.

Communie Ivy or Hedera

According to NASA's study, it is the best plant for improving air quality in the home by up to 94%! This property makes ivy particularly interesting for people with respiratory problems. The plant is even known to reduce certain symptoms of asthma and allergies. A true classic that is found in many households.

Golden pathos or Epipremnum

This special plant with heart-shaped leaves is perfect for the bedroom. It is easy to care for and does well in dark places. In addition to its easy maintenance, the Golden Pothos also has another good feature. This plant purifies the air, allowing you to fall asleep and stay asleep.


Do you suffer greatly from insomnia? Then the Gardenia might be something for you. This plant is said to have almost the same effect as potassium. Well, if you're not under sail yet..;) In addition to insomnia, the Gardenia also helps to reduce stress and anxiety. The only downside is that this plant needs some care and attention in the bedroom to maintain its beautiful white flowers. But hey, good sleep is worth its weight in gold!

What is the ideal amount?

The greener your bedroom, the better the air quality! You can choose to put away a few small plants or, for example, one large one. Please note, the more leaf volume the plant has, the greater the purifying effect. Choose plants that you like, that are suitable for the place where you want to put them and care for them properly. Then you will enjoy your plant for longer and therefore have a good night's sleep for longer.

Please note, that the effect of plants in your bedroom does not equal the effect of an open window. Sufficient ventilation with outside air still remains tip number 1 to create a good sleeping environment. Plants in your bedroom are a help.

So surround yourself with greenery; it has been proven to work. Your productivity and creativity will increase during the day and you will sleep significantly better at night. In short, plants are good for your health, so use our tips to quickly provide them with them in your bedroom!