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Leading developer David Wilson Homes has created a guide this Houseplant Week (10th to 16th January) to help Warwickshire 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 David Wilson Homes has provided a list of houseplants that will grow the best in each room of your house. For those looking at purchasing a property at one of its developments in Warwickshire, the guide is sure to make house hunters’ homes thrive.

Rachael Harrison, Sales Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, 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 resident’s 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.

David Wilson Homes suggests the Peace Lily, as it’s a fantastic option for homeowners looking to add a statement to their room. It is easy to grow and 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

David Wilson Homes suggests breaking up the chaos of the office space by suspending plants from the ceiling, using pots that match your chosen décor scheme.

If workers would rather decorate the corners of their room, 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 pop of greenery.

Get tropical in the bathroom

The bathroom area is a place of rejuvenation and cleanliness, so the homebuilder is encouraging its residents to keep it simple with an arrowhead plant.

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 grows well indoors. The homebuilder suggests sitting it on the windowsill so it can trail downwards and make a statement.

Rachael 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.”

David Wilson Homes currently has a range of properties available at its development The Moorings in Rugby.

For more information on The Moorings, call the David Wilson Homes sales team on 033 3355 8483 or visit www.dwh.co.uk/new-homes/dev001263-the-moorings/.