Digging around for ideas to brighten up your home while showcasing your individual taste and style? Houseplants are the way to go.

They’ve undergone a change of image and are right on trend. Not only do they look good, they are therapeutic too and absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants to make for a healthier room.

They are also relatively inexpensive and with so many different varieties, shapes and colours you can find something to suit everywhere, from bedroom to bathroom, living room to kitchen.

There are plants that require little light and little care to more demanding specimens, so the advice is to do your homework first and choose the right plants for the right situations.

For example, cacti and succulents have seen a big jump in popularity because they don’t demand a lot of attention but look great.

You can start modestly to gain in confidence and then add more plants as you get the hang of it and your collection really starts to grow. Overwatering is probably the most common cause of failure to thrive so bear this in mind.

Be creative in how you group plants together, place them on shelves, hang them from ceilings or add interest to a dull corner. There are so many options for this lovely way to enhance your home.

Then there’s always the choice of pots and stands to add further interest and inspiration to complement your décor and provide eye-catching focal points.

Here are a few suggestions for the type of houseplants you can consider:

– Spider plant

– Dragon tree

– Dracaena

– Gerbera daisy

– Peace lily

– Snake plant

If this has planted the seed in your mind, a trip to your local garden centre is a good place to look for inspiration and ask advice.

Our new homes certainly provide a welcoming canvas to showcase your beautiful plants off to perfection.