Clean the air and bring nature indoors.
Every room in your house deserves a splash of greenery, from bedroom plants to bathroom plants. Whether you opt for adorable succulent plants, cactus gardens, or indoor trees, you’ll find something to suit your taste. But don’t forget your kitchen! You spend tons of time there, so why not surround yourself with the calming effects of nature with kitchen plants? Plants can purify the air too; a now-famous 1989 NASA study found that houseplants can reduce indoor air pollutants, such as formaldehyde and benzene. Other more recent studies show that plants boost creativity, which is perfect when you’re trying out that new recipe!
A south-facing window is best for plants that like bright light, but east- and west-facing windows work too, though the light is less intense. But even if your kitchen doesn't have sunny windows, many plants tolerate low light conditions. And if your kitchen has zero windows, consider mounting LED grow lights under cabinets to provide supplemental light for small potted plants. LEDs don’t emit heat like old-school incandescent or halogen bulbs, so you add light without heating up your workspace. Here are a few of the best kitchen plants to bring the outdoors in—not to mention act as an easy kitchen decor idea.