I always have some plants in the bedroom, but it’s usually on the table beside the window, where there’s light. I quite like the idea of having some green beside the bed though, so this month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers challenge, “cosy and green” was welcome. It makes sense to have some plants close to where you sleep, they purify the air for one, and some how make us feel more at ease.
Today I’m showing off my new addition to our plant family. I haven’t seen one like this before but I just love the way he grows up and curls. He was re-potted into a mini cocotte that I found at the back of the kitchen cupboard which I think looks kind of cute.
So this is where we try to hang out on weekend mornings. We encouraged our three children to watch the cartoons by themselves on the weekends pretty early on in the piece so that we can have a little lie in. Of course, there’s no real objections on their part! The ritual always comes with a pot of tea and a read of a magazine or book. I’m sure that any of you with young kids would agree that we need to steal whatever moment to ourselves we can get, because they really are far and few between. My bedroom definitely feels like a sanctuary to me, that is just as long as I can shut the door.
Usually all I have beside the bed is some water, lip-gloss, a bunch of books, my kindle (I have a habit of reading about three different books at once) and a sweet smelling candle. I particularly love my latest mini candle by George & Edi, the scent of French Pear drifting through the room is divine and it’s small enough for my componibili bedside table. A plant there feels so good for the soul though! I don’t think that these particular varieties will be happy there for too long, so I’ll relocate them beside a window sometime soon. I’ll definitely be on the look out for one a little more suitable.
Do you have plants in the room?
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