These 10 House Plants Clear the Air (Literally) and Thrive Indoors

There are few things more game-changing in the realm of home décor than adding a touch of green to your abode. While the color is having a bit of a moment, this time, we're referring to live botanicals. Whether you're interested in a large potted tree for the living room or a small succulent for the bedroom, these simple, natural décor items make a big impact.

"If you’re looking for a simple way to elevate a room, filling your space with flowers and houseplants will make your home more inviting," Bronwen Smith, owner and lead designer of New York-based event design and production company B Floral tells MyDomaine. According to her, not only are live plants and flowers naturally beautiful, they're often less expensive than traditional décor pieces. That means you can spruce up any room at a fraction of what it might cost to invest in a new piece of art or furniture.

Although you can always opt for faux plants if you're worried about your green thumb (or lack thereof), there are a number of benefits that come with committing to the real thing. "In addition to making a space more inviting, surrounding yourself with flowers and plants has been shown to improve your health and well-being," Smith points out. Live plants release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide which improves the air quality in your home and studies have proven that both flowers and houseplants can reduce stress levels and boost your mood, according to the plant pro.

Convinced yet? If so, it's time to find the best houseplants for your home. Just make sure you educate yourself on how to properly care for your new bloom, a task that's often overlooked by new plant owners, according to Smith. Keep reading to find out her picks for the botanicals that thrive indoors and look good to boot.