Leading developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes has created a guide this House Plant Week (10th – 16th January) to help residents’ properties blossom with a variety of budding houseplants.
The annual awareness week, led by TV presenter and Chartered Horticulturist David Domoney, is a celebration of the benefits of having houseplants in your home.
In the spirit of the week, five star developer Barratt and David Wilson Homes has provided a list of houseplants which will grow the best in each room of your house. For those looking at purchasing a property at one of its developments in Northamptonshire, the guide is sure to make house hunters’ homes thrive.
Alison Raine, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton, said: “Many homeowners underestimate the qualities plants can bring to a home.
“Research has shown they can boost moods, and can be the perfect decoration to a home’s interior without having to break the bank.
“Each plant in our guide brings something fresh and vibrant to each room, and is extremely beneficial to residents’ everyday living, no matter where they are in the house.”
Stay lively in the living room
Including houseplants in the lounge can help create an inviting atmosphere, so it’s important to make sure it’s given the best environment to flourish in whilst also being a bold living room piece.
Barratt and David Wilson Homes suggest the Peace Lily, as it’s a fantastic option for homeowners which gives back to their lounge area. Whilst it makes a statement, it’s easy to grow and also raises humidity levels by 5% which is beneficial for residents’ health, as it reduces the likelihood of developing a cold from dry indoor air.
The plant can decorate a dreary coffee table or spruce up a blank corner to give the area more of a homely feel and is the perfect lounge accessory.
Use plants to cook in the kitchen
For those who love to make delicious meals and enjoy feeding the family, houseplants can be a great help in the kitchen whilst also adding a subtle touch of style.
If buyers enjoy growing what they eat, they will benefit from some potted herbs, which they can dot along the windowsill or even on the workspace. Residents can pluck some of the sprigs and add them to their dishes to give a warm, homemade feel the whole family will love.
A tranquil place for a work space
Barratt and David Wilson Homes suggests breaking up the chaos of the office space by suspending plants from the ceiling, making sure to use neutral pots to maintain the calming feel.
If workers would rather decorate the corners, a cast iron plant is the perfect piece of foliage to have in the office as it is easy to maintain around the hustle and bustle of work, and creates a simple aesthetic whilst still providing the study space with a certain elegance.
Get tropical in the bathroom
The bathroom area is a place of rejuvenation and cleanliness, so the homebuilders are encouraging its residents to keep it simple with an arrowhead plant that can be grouped by the bath or the cupboard.
These plants reduce poor air pollution so whilst homeowners relax in the bath after a long day of work, they can get a breath of fresh air in their own home.
With the humidity in the bathroom, tropical plants will also blossom in the hot environment. The Begonia plant is a great choice as it only needs indirect light, is extremely colourful and also grows well indoors. The homebuilder suggests sitting it on the windowsill so it can grow downwards and soften the tiles.
Alison continued: “Making your own mark on your property is important, and houseplants are a simple way to add to the décor and make residents feel at home.”
Barratt Homes is currently building properties in Northamptonshire at Lyveden Fields in Corby, Glenvale Park in Wellingborough, The Nurseries in Thrapston, Overstone Gate in Overstone, Wendel View in Wellingborough, and Bertone Gardens in Hanwood Park.
David Wilson Homes is also building properties in the area at The Nurseries, Overstone Gate, Wendel View, and Bertone Gardens, as well as at The Wickets in Earls Barton, and Duston Gardens in Duston.
For further information about any nearby developments, please call the Barratt Homes sales team on 033 3355 8481 or the David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8486. Alternatively, you can visit www.barratthomes.co.uk or www.dwh.co.uk.