Bathroom plants to make you swoon

Gone are the days when bathrooms were just a room to have a quick wash and brush your teeth.  Now they’re considered the second most important room in the house. Kitchens and bathrooms are one of the major selling factors to consider when putting your house on the market and a grim bathroom isn’t going to be on your buyers lust list.

There are lots of obvious things you can do to improve your bathroom. If you have carpet, then replace it with vinyl, refresh any yellowing tile grout with a grout reviver pen and a lick of paint will always go a long way but what else can you do?

Well have you ever thought about adding plants to your bathroom?  I’ll be honest it wasn’t something I thought about until a year or so ago.  We were putting our house on the market and madly trying to declutter.  You know the scenario, lets make our house more show home, less mad home, whilst still giving that appearance of ‘we’re-a-normal-family-honest’, impression.


Image: Home Edit

All toiletries were hidden away, matching towels were on display, mirrors polished, prints and accessories were on display but something was missing.  Our lovely white and grey bathroom looked a little stark.  It took a while for me to put my finger on what it was and then I realised it needed some life, literally!!  I love having fresh flowers and plants in the house but had never thought of accessorising them in the bathroom and now it’s something I do on a regular basis, although I’ve got to admit I’ve managed to kill off quite a few, green fingers I do not have.  In saying that there are still a few which are standing up to the test of time.


Probably one of the most easiest plants ever to look after.  They’re look great displayed on a shelf with their leaves trailing down

Ivy plant.jpg

Image: Annette O’Brien

Aloe Vera

Known as the ‘plant of immortality’ need I really say anymore! Just stick it on the window and water occasionally.

Aloe vera bathroom


Snake Plant

Also known as ‘Mother In-Laws Tongue’ this plant is pretty indestructible. What I love most about it (apart from the name haha) is the height you get with these plants.  The leaves don’t usually tend to flop and they certainly bring interest to your bathroom.

snake plant

Image: Farm & Foundry

Rubber Plant

Predicted as one of 2017’s biggest trends I love the super shiny oval leaves of the rubber plant.  It’s deemed one of the easiest plants to look after as long as you water regularly, which considering the proximity to water shouldn’t be too difficult!

Rubber plant

Image: Abigail Brown


Orchids, the traditional favourite if you’re going for the ‘bathroom meets spa’ design. They love humidity and don’t require much watering.  The flowers also come in different shades of pink and purple or you could go the tranquil white.

Orchid blog

Do you keep any plants in your bathroom? Do you find some easier to look after than others? Have you tried looking after any of the above?


4 thoughts on “Bathroom plants to make you swoon

  1. freshdesignblog says:

    Great post and I like your tips for bathroom friendly plants! I’ve got an aloe vera plant on the kitchen windowsill at the moment, but you’ve inspired me to move it into the bathroom instead.

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