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How to Choose a Plant for Every Room in Your House

A little bit of greenery can transform a space—and breathe new life into a room. It’s one of the easiest ways to update your house without having to spend a fortune on new furniture or overpriced décor accents. But not all houseplants are created the same—and that means they all won’t thrive in any old place. To choose a plant for a specific spot in your home, you’ll want to keep two things in mind: plant care and your home’s décor aesthetic. Certain houseplants have different needs when it comes to sun exposure and humidity levels, so you won’t want to put a plant that needs full sun in a windowless bathroom, or an air plant in your sun-drenched living room, when it prefers indirect light. Additionally, you don’t want a plant to stick out like a sore thumb and ruin a whole room’s décor style. A cactus in a serene bedroom? Doesn’t quite say peace and tranquility. Fortunately, there are more than enough houseplant varieties to suit any kind of dwelling and design style. Christopher Satch, The Sill’s in-house plant expert, shares his plant picks for every room in your home—from your living room to your child’s bedroom. And for those who lack a green thumb, Satch also gave us his best maintenance tips so you won’t end up with sad, dead greenery. There’s good news for those who go out of town a lot or just don’t have the time to look after something daily: most of these plant recommendations are low-maintenance and require only weekly or monthly watering.