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Four ways to purify your home

Updated: Sep 1, 2020

This week we're looking at ways to purify your space, as we try to counteract some of the less pleasant environmental factors associated with modern life. The first step is to throw open your windows and let the fresh air in (unless you are living on a busy A road of course), accumulated dust on carpets, rugs and soft furnishings, as well as chemicals from many of the harsh cleaning products we use, can linger in rooms that don't get aired often. But don't fret, there are some easy ways to bring the breath back inside. Here are four of our favourites...

1. Bring in the green

Being out in nature is scientifically proven to improve our sense of wellbeing, and looking around your home, you would be right in thinking that introducing house plants will only help that feeling of wellness even more. The jury is still out on whether they can purify the air we breath inside, but it does make sense if you've learned anything about photosynthesis. Regardless of the type of indoor space, including the right plants has the potential to boost health benefits both psychologically and physically.

To make a real difference to your home and hopefully impact on the air quality in your home, you will need more than a cheeky little succulent in your living room or kitchen. The bigger the leaves, the more impact you'll get so whether you are purely architectural aesthetic, or prefer your greenery to be big and blousy, think big. The good news is that there's heaps of easy to grow foliage houseplants, with attractive leaves and an ability to withstand the environmental conditions typically encountered indoors (tolerance of shade and fluctuating temperatures). In addition, they are usually inexpensive and easy to maintain.

Spiders, ferns and palms

Spider, Dragon, Rubber plants, Boston fern (pictured) , Bamboo palms, Peace lily, Aspidistras and Fern Arums are all good plants to consider having indoors. The science is not yet in on whether they really can help purify the air inside your home, but they will certainly leave you feeling more in tune with