If you’re looking to add a little decorative flair and life to your new build home, then indoor plants might be the perfect solution for you. Selecting the right plants not only enhances the character and aesthetic appeal but also improves air quality and adds a touch of nature to your modern living space. What’s more, maintaining houseplants is an incredibly rewarding hobby and well worth picking up. So in this article, we’re going to look at the best indoor plants to brighten your new build.

Understanding Your Space

Although indoor plants provide a budget-friendly way to decorate your new build home, you should think carefully about the environment where you’re placing the new plants. Consider the amount of natural light different areas receive, the room temperatures, and the humidity levels. This initial assessment ensures that the plants you choose will thrive in their new home.

Low Maintenance, High Impact Houseplants

Some indoor plants seem to thrive on neglect, making them an ideal choice if you’re new to caring for plants. Some really popular, hardy options include:

Snake plant

Snake Plant (Sansevieria)

A favourite for beginners and seasoned plant enthusiasts alike, the Snake Plant is almost indestructible. Known for its upright, sword-like leaves, it's an excellent choice for adding a striking visual element. It thrives in low light conditions and requires minimal watering, making it ideal for busy homeowners.

A ZZ Plant

ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia)

The ZZ Plant is another low-maintenance option that can flourish in various lighting conditions. Its glossy, oval-shaped leaves bring a sophisticated touch to any room. Drought-tolerant and slow-growing, this plant is perfect for those who want greenery without the hassle.

Air-Purifying Varieties

If you want to unlock the air-purifying benefits of indoor plants, you’ll want to choose the right type. Some common household plants that can help purify the surrounding air include:

A Peace Lily

Peace Lily

With its elegant white blooms and lush green leaves, the Peace Lily is a beautiful and practical indoor plant choice. It's one of the top air-purifying plants, known for removing numerous airborne toxins. It thrives in medium to low light and requires consistent moisture, making it suitable for bathrooms or shaded areas.

A spider plant

Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

The Spider Plant is not only visually appealing with its arching leaves and tiny plantlets but also a champion air purifier. It's known to reduce levels of common household toxins, such as formaldehyde and xylene. Easy to care for and fast-growing, this plant is a great addition to kitchens or living rooms.

Adding Colour and Texture

Indoor plants can add a touch of aesthetic brilliance to your new build - especially if you care for them. The right plants here will largely depend on your tastes, but we would recommend:

A croton

Croton (Codiaeum variegatum)

For those looking to add a pop of colour, the Croton is an excellent choice. Its leaves come in a variety of colours, from bright yellows and oranges to deep reds and purples. It prefers bright, indirect light and moderate watering, making it a vibrant focal point in living rooms or studies.

Three fern plants on a window sil

Ferns (Various Species)

Ferns, with their lush green fronds, add a unique texture and a sense of softness to interior spaces. Varieties like the Boston Fern or the Maidenhair Fern are popular choices for their hardiness and beauty. They prefer humid environments and indirect light, making them suitable for bathrooms or kitchens.

Breathe New Life Into Your New Build With Indoor Plants

Incorporating indoor plants into your new build not only elevates the aesthetics of your living space but also brings numerous health benefits. From low-maintenance varieties to air-purifying champions, there's a plant to suit every room and lifestyle. By understanding the needs of your chosen plants and providing them with the right care, you'll ensure they remain a vibrant and thriving part of your home for years to come.

If you’re looking to find your ideal home to fill with your favourite houseplants, our team at Sanctuary are here to help. Please contact our team if you have any questions about purchasing a new build, or take a look at our latest developments here.