Long, sunny days and warm temps means it’s time to bring life back to your space! Open those windows (if it’s not too hot), let that sunshine in and fill your home with those beautiful living things that bring pure joy and energy to any room. Let’s talk plants.

We all know that plants are good for us, but do you really know the amazing effects a plant can have on your life? Plants work as natural air purifiers to trap and remove toxins in the air, and they also do wonders for your mental health. After a long day of work staring at a computer screen, coming home and having to take care of a plant helps to redirect your attention away from work and the stress of daily life.

Now, I know you’re feeling inspired to get yourself a plant roomie; but, before you grab the prettiest one on the shelf, it’s important to do some self-reflection of who you are and how you live before you introduce plants into your space. Here are 5 different plants for every lifestyle!

The Home Dweller

English Ivy

Photo Courtesy of LaurenConrad.com

Home is your sanctuary and you love creating a warm and inviting environment. Because you spend a lot of time at home, you love to fill your space with beautiful things that make you feel good. The English Ivy is the perfect plant for you. This plant is one of the most air-purifying indoor plants and it’s natural look and ability to grow across any space creates a calm energy within a home.

The Busy Bee

Snake Plant

Photo Courtesy of Houzz

The Yes Woman, you are always on the go and spend little time at home. While you aren’t home much, you still like to return to a tastefully-designed space. You like to keep things easy, so a low maintenance plant like the Snake Plant is a great option because it requires watering once every 2-2.5 weeks and can live in almost any environment.

The Cook in the Kitchen

Fresh Herbs

Photo Courtesy of Liz Marie Blog

You love to get creative in the kitchen and you spend the majority of your time here. Herbs are the perfect house plant that serves multiple purposes: providing all the benefits of plants while filling the kitchen with good smells and fresh produce. Basil, Mint and Parsley are the perfect herbs to add to any summer meal.

The Entertainer

Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

Photo Courtesy of The Greenery NYC

You’re proud of your space and love to show it off by hosting lots of parties. Design and detail are very important to you and you spend a fair amount of time setting up your home for your next gathering. Meet your new best friend, the Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree. Big and beautiful, this plant knows how to stand out, and just so happens to be one of the trendiest plants in home design at the moment.

Animal Lover

Parlor Palm Plant

Photo Courtesy of The Sill

You love your furry friend and your space is your pet’s home as much as yours. Since pets love to nibble and play with plants, a pet-friendly plant like the Parlor Palm is a safe way for you to enjoy the benefits of plants without having to worry about your pets getting into trouble while you’re away. Water it once every 2 weeks and place it in the sun and you will have a happy, pet-safe plant!

Whether you live in a spacious home or a cozy studio, plants are a wonderful way to add life to your space and provide you with amazing physical and mental health benefits.

Looking for ways to bring life to your office desk? Check out our blog post, 5 Steps to Turn Your Office into a Sanctuary

Happy Planting!