A quick and easy way to brighten up your rented property is to go green. Adding a plant or two will give your room an added personal touch, and bring many other benefits too.
As experienced Northamptonshire property agents with a wide selection of rooms to let in Kettering and Corby, at Ashan Property we know what it takes to make a rented property feel like a home. Here we look at a few of the types of plants you can use to personalise your living space, and the kinds of benefits they can bring.
More Like Home
Plants can be used either as part of a co-ordinated colour scheme with other elements of your room’s furnishings and fittings, or can stand alone as a point of contrast.
Cut flowers can brighten up any room, even in the darker months of the year. Sunflowers, daffodils and daisies are all popular choices, particularly in the spring, while some varieties of tulips can be bought virtually all the year round. Any of these will look good on a table, desk or TV set.
Good for Your Health
Plants have plenty of therapeutic properties. Studies have shown they improve the air quality, as they absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the atmosphere, making it fresher and easier to breathe.
Peace lilies are particularly good at removing unwanted smells and chemicals, including those left behind by paint and cleaning products, from the atmosphere. Their striking white flowers are a spectacular addition to any room.
Rubber plants are another popular choice; they also have good air purifying qualities and don’t require too much care and attention, as they will tolerate dim light and cool temperatures. They look particularly good when used as a centrepiece on a table.
Herbs are a versatile choice to improve your room, although you may need to invest in a window box to make it worthwhile, as they do best when they have plenty of natural light. However, most herbs will tolerate typical indoor temperatures, so you should be able to grow parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and chives.
As well as providing a subtle, welcoming smell for your room, they can be used as seasoning for cooking too. Whatever use you put them to, the herbs, like peace lilies and rubber plants, will last longer than cut flowers.
Succulents like cacti are among the most durable of indoor plants as they need very little watering, and won’t shed any leaves. They prefer plenty of light, so may be best left on a windowsill. The one disadvantage is their prickly spines; you might need to handle some varieties with gloves. However, they can provide a distinctive look to your room for very little effort.
Ashan Property offer a wide selection of rooms to let in Kettering and Corby. If you want to view our latest selection, follow the link above. We also have a large number of quality houses and flats to rent in both towns and across the area, including Market Harborough, Desborough, Thrapston and Rothwell. If you can’t find exactly what you are looking for, contact us and our friendly, knowledgeable staff will help you find the type of property you want.