If you spend any time on Instagram or Pinterest, you’re well aware that plants are having a moment. Adding a little live art to your home is an easy and inexpensive way to instantly up the chic factor. But aside from aesthetics, there’s another reason you should start making regular visits to your local nursery: Plants have serious health benefits.
Extensive research conducted by NASA found that gorgeous green foliage can eliminate up to 87 percent of air toxins in just 24 hours. Studies have also found that plants can reduce stress, boost concentration, increase happiness and boost creativity. And don’t worry if your thumb isn’t exactly green. There are plenty of plants that take little to no maintenance. From your bedroom to the office, here are seven plants that will not only brighten up your life, they will also benefit your health.