10 Mood-Boosting Houseplants

Keeping greenery around your home doesn’t just make for chic décor. It’s also a great way to improve your air quality and health. Sometimes, all you need is just a peek of nature to lift your spirits. Yes, your beloved plants can also be the perfect mood-booster!

I’ve rounded up 10 different mood-boosting plants that you easily incorporate into your home décor. These plants go beyond looking nice and adding color to your home — their various health benefits can help you take your wellness to the next level. Plants are also great for naturally boosting oxygen levels and removing air pollutants you had no idea were even in your home.


The pothos plant is probably one of the most recognized houseplants. It is easy to care for and tends to thrive from neglect. Pothos help to purify the air around you naturally by eliminating odors, benzene, formaldehyde and carbon monoxide. You may also want to keep it by your desk, as it can help alleviate the irritations of having your eyes fixed on your computer screen for hours.


Lavender is a wonderful cure-all for stress, anxiety and all of those little things that keep you up at night. You can also use the lavender from your beautiful purple plant as an herb that you can implement into your self-care routines as well. However, if you’re looking for something with easy maintenance, this might not be the plant for you. Lavender requires lots of natural light and water to thrive. This is the perfect bedroom plant if you have trouble sleeping.

Spider Plant

Spider plants are natural air purifiers. They can improve oxygen levels in your home while also working to remove nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde and carbon dioxide. Show this plant some extra love and you may notice little baby flowers growing as well. This plant can also withstand the learning lessons in plant care, making it a great starter plant.

Snake Plant

If you find yourself suffering from allergies all year long, like myself, please do yourself a favor and look at getting a snake plant. It requires low, indirect light so it is easy to shift around your home. It is low maintenance and help to add moisture in the air while also releasing a lot of oxygen. You will definitely notice how much easier it is to breathe with the plant around.


Grow it, eat it and breathe it! When thinking of updating your houseplants, you might not even think of getting a basil plant. This power player smells deliciously sweet; break a few leaves off for most dinner or lunch recipes. The basil plant can help if you’re facing stress and anxiety. However, this plant does require some care and effort. Basil contains a high amount of organic compound called linalool, which is often used in aromatherapy.

Boston Fern

The Boston fern does very well in high-humidity areas, so you may want to add a little green to your bathroom with this plant. It works to remove pollutants like xylene and formaldehyde from the air. Just ensure your soil is always damp to keep it healthy.

Chinese Evergreen

These plants are by far one of the easiest to care for, making them perfect for those looking for more low-maintenance plant types. These leafy plants make breathing in your home easier. They emit plenty of oxygen while also eliminating toxins.


The benefits of aloe have long been appreciated in the wellness and health space. This desert succulent is simple to care for, and easy to use if you’re in a pinch and need to use the plant for topical purposes. Be sure to give it lots of bright light, just not any direct light.


Not just for your favorite tea! Chamomile is often praised for its calming and anti-inflammatory effects. You will definitely enjoy the soft floral scent that the plant gives off, and it likes to spread, so it will require some extra space.

Peace Lily

Peace Lily’s are by far one of the most beautiful plants that you can use in your home. They are known best for eliminating mold spores in the air while also working to neutralize toxic gases. These plants are beautiful and easily adaptable to almost all of the rooms in your home. However, take care of your fur babies. If consumed, the peace lily is toxic.

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Featured image via our home tour with Janea Brown

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Author: Wendy Vazquez

Wendy is the Editorial Assistant here at the Glitter Guide. She has a background in PR and marketing, but her true passion is editorial. She enjoys all things beauty and lifestyle.