Buying Guide for The Best House Plants

Real Estate

House plants can be a great home decor item that look amazing, smell great and have many other added benefits. It is important to know how to buy house plants to ensure they are best utilized inside your home.

Before purchasing, it is important to consider exactly where you plan to put them, the exact type of house plants that are best for your home and how to take care of your house plants to ensure they last a long time.

The following is everything to know about buying house plants to add to your home.


Choose The Place

The first consideration to make is to decide where you want to put your house plants. More importantly, ask yourself where you can get the most use out of your house plants.

House plants are alive, which means they need room to breathe. When house plants are properly utilized, they can increase the quality of the air inside your home, making it a healthier environment. Be sure to choose a place where your house plants have plenty of space, rather than squeezing them in a tight area.

In addition, your house plants will likely be one of the more attractive home decor pieces inside your home, so be sure to find a place that highlights them inside the room.


Choose Your House Plants

Now it is time to determine the best type of house plants for your home. After you decide where to put them, you should have a clear idea of the size of the house plants needed.

If you plan to place them on the floor, then you likely can purchase taller ones, whereas house plants that are placed on desks or tables need to be shorter.

You should also consider how much sunlight the plants will receive daily. If they do not receive much sunlight, be sure to choose house plants that can survive without it.


Take Care of Your House Plants

Once again it is important to remember that house plants are actually alive, which means they need to be taken care of.

It is important to give your house plants plenty of water on a regular basis. In addition, be sure to provide your plants with fertilizer to ensure they receive the essential nutrients they need.

House plants also may need to be trimmed on a regular basis, especially if they are exposed to high levels of sunlight and grow rapidly.


Why Consider House Plants?

There has been a major trend in home decor to add more natural elements to your living area, and house plants are a great way to liven up the atmosphere in the most utilized rooms inside your home.

Not only do house plants add an extra decor item that brings aesthetic appeal to a room, but they also improve the air quality of the room and put off a pleasant natural scent.

Whether you place the plant in your bedroom, living room or sunroom, adding a house plant can make the atmosphere much more pleasant and peaceful.


Annette Masterson is a licensed broker with EXIT Realty Bob Lamb & Associates in Murfreesboro, TN. She has developed one of the most successful real estate teams in Rutherford County, known as Masterson Network, that specializes in new home construction and residential listings and sales throughout Middle Tennessee. You can email Annette at or call her at 615-896-5656 (Office) or 615-533-1660 (Cell) for more information.