How to Use Plants to Refresh Your Bathroom

How to Use Plants to Refresh Your Bathroom

To redo or tile a bathroom is usually a huge step to take, but it is not always a necessary one if everything still works fine and all you want to do is freshen up the look and feel.

Consider changing the window treatment of your bathroom by switching to shutters or brightening up the space by using indoor plants. 

Here’s our list of suggestions for the ideal plants and flowers for your revitalised bathroom, considering everything from the humidity of the room to the needs of the flora.


Aloe Vera

Packed with vitamins and minerals, Aloe Vera is famous for its medicinal properties which can be helpful in a number of situations.

Succulents are all the rage right now, and it will add a warm and trendy look to your bathroom.

Aloes need very little water, so placing yours in this humid environment might mean that you don’t need to water it at all.


This plant has air-purifying qualities which can absorb and strip toxins like formaldehyde from materials such as that of your bathroom mats or towels.

These come in a variety of sizes and colours (and can be trimmed as you need).

The ideal conditions for Pothos are for them to be kept in moist soil and out of direct sunlight.

Spider Plant

The Spider Plant is known to be one of the best indoor plants for air purifying and the removal of humidity from the air.

You can get creative with how you’d like to display this versatile and attractive plant, as it can be put in a pretty pot or used as a hanging plant.

Calathea Medallion

For something unique and not completely green, go for the Calathea Medallion with its distinctive patterns and striking, deep purple on its underside.

This plant originates from the South American tropical rainforests, making the high humidity of a bathroom a perfect environment.



If you’re up for a challenge, the Gardenia offers delicate, beautiful flowers to reward your efforts.

These plants thrive in humidity, and if your bathroom has bright but indirect sunlight, the Gardenia can be slightly easier to maintain.


To add a pop of colour, the Bromeliad can brighten the bathroom space and add a modern aesthetic with its pointed petals.

These plants get their moisture from the air rather than the soil, so placed in a bathroom, you may not need to water them.

Peace Lily

This tropical plant filters out harmful toxins such as benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde, while giving your bathroom an elegant touch, too.

This pretty flower also thrives in humidity and low-light conditions, making it a good choice for a bathroom with smaller windows or minimal natural light. (Alternatively, use shutters to control the light according to when you need it most.)


This delicate plant can be temperamental, but the chic flowers make it worth the patience.

The bathroom environment works well because Orchids grow in damp bark, as opposed to wet soil.

There are many varieties of Orchids which you can explore to match up to the exact conditions of your bathroom.


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