House plants don’t just make your place look gorgeous and adult AF — they can also improve the air quality.
They can make your home more ~breathable~ by increasing the amount of oxygen in the air through photosynthesis, but they can also filter and purify the air. Studies show they can even remove toxins from the air, like benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. Plus, most air-purifying plants are also pretty and easy to care for.
Here are some that you’ll definitely want around your home:
1. Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
The peace lily is easy to grow and blooms beautiful white flowers, so it’s a great addition to any living room or bedroom.
NOTE: Leaves are toxic if eaten in large quantities, so keep away from pets.
Available at Home Depot ($12) and Ikea ($8), or your local garden store and plant nursery.