Indoor Plants 101: Modern Bathroom Ideas
Looking for a simple modern bathroom idea to make your new bathroom feel fresh and inviting? If you renovating you will need to consider how to style your bathroom. One of the easiest and most inexpensive bathroom style trends is indoor plants. Green foliage can give any plain bathroom a pop of life, adding brightness and warmth.
Choosing the perfect indoor plant can be very personal and with so many options available you may feel overwhelmed by choice. At Novale Bathrooms we are superior bathroom renovators, with lots of experience building and styling bathrooms for clients all over Sydney, the Central Coast and Newcastle. To take some stress off we have put together a simple indoor plant guide to help you to select the right bathroom plant for your new bathroom renovation.
When purchasing bathroom plants, it is very important to consider the space available. Prior to renovating, many old bathrooms have features to address, particularly those which impact your indoor plant placement.
- Limited or no natural light. Stand your new plant by a skylight or window. Otherwise, if possible, we recommend taking your plant outside occasionally.
- Limited air circulation. If possible, we recommend leaving a window open to provide plants with fresh air.
- Fluctuating humidity. Depending on how much use the space gets. Tropical varieties of plants thrive in humidity, such as ferns and succulents, making them a great choice for a bathroom.
- Limited space. Particularly older bathrooms are designed to fit the necessities, so it can be challenging to have enough floor space to house a plant. Fortunately, with the popularity of indoor plants you can purchase space saving displays to squeeze in as many plants as possible in your small bathroom renovation. Hanging plant baskets, portable trollies or tables on wheels are all popular options
Top 5 Indoor Plants for Your Bathroom
The best bathroom plants are low maintenance plants that thrive in humid and low-lit areas. However, not all indoor plants can survive in such conditions. So to successfully turn your bathroom into an oasis we recommend these plant varieties.
- Snake Plant
Snake plants are known in the agricultural community as the best low maintenance indoor plant. Also known as a mother-in-law’s tongue, this plant is particularly resilient as they require low light conditions and only the occasional watering.
- Devil’s Ivy
Known for their heart shaped leaves and fast-growing trailing vines, they thrive with little light and little water. They are commonly known on social media and blogs as the best plant for hanging pots, making these great for small bathroom renovations and styling your modern bathroom.
- Peace Lilly
Renowned for their beautiful white flowers, Peace Lilies are the most common indoor tropical plant. They thrive in humidity, making them excellent bathroom plants. Along with snake plants they are practically impossible to kill as they don’t require too much watering and thrive in little sunlight. Beneficially, Peace Lilly’s naturally cleanse the air due to their wide leaves.
- Boston Fern
Ferns are popular for large foliages and ability to thrive in any kind of pot – from hanging to small pots, making these particularly perfect for small bathroom renovations. Boston ferns are native to sub-tropical and tropical environments making this indoor plant great for bathrooms, they love frequent watering and humidity.
- Fiddle-Leaf Fig
The very popular fiddle-leaf makes a big statement as the on trend plant in many homes. They are harder to keep happy in the bathroom as they can grow to be quite big and therefore are recommended for larger bathrooms,. They also require more sunlight and fresh air than others in this list. But the perfect spot for figs in your bathroom is right next to a window, and if well cared for are very special plants.
Need Bathroom Renovations in Sydney?
If you are beginning to research bathroom renovators for your new bathroom renovation project, consider including Novalé Bathrooms in your shortlist. We offer bathroom renovations from Hornsby and Manly through to bathroom renovations in the Hills District and Lower North Shore.
Our teams across Sydney, Newcastle and the Central Coast are excited and ready to start building you a fantastic new bathroom. You can read our testimonials and reviews to learn about the experience that others have had renovating with Novalé. For more information on how we transform your bathroom, please get in contact with the Novalé team on 1800 NOVALÉ.