I Made My Mudroom Into My Plant Room.

If you’re looking for your sign to do a home project, here it is! I took a few days and transformed my dark mudroom into a bright plant room.

My mudroom is the last room in my house that hadn’t been completed. It was different from every room and ended up a mess.

Since I’ve started collecting plants, I knew I wanted the majority of their home to be in there. It gets a ton of light and is really has no other purpose than housing Max’s kennel and my pets food.

Either way, the dark walls and unkept look of the room was bumming me out.

So, I changed it.

It took me about three days (toddlers) and a can of white paint to brighten up this space.

Like everything with home ownership, the rooms not complete. I want to add shelving, hang more pictures, and utilize more hanging plants.

It takes time though!

Right now, I’m focusing on all the positives features that I LOVE. I seriously keep looking in there and just smile.

This is what I get to see whenever I’m in my kitchen. I love all the brightness in this room. The back wall needs some art hanging up, but planning on adding shelving there.

It’d also look so cute with Christmas lights.

When summer is over, this space will have way more plants. The vast majority of my plants are outside enjoying the summer humidity.

For now, I get to showcase some of my favorite vintage pieces.

They make the room feel so much more homey and show my quirkiness too. I’ve loved finding some of these rattan baskets and shelves!

I mean, who doesn’t love a little rattan?

When my hanging plants come inside, there will be so many different types of vintage plant hangers. I can’t wait to see them all together. Maybe I’ll have to find more too. Just kidding… maybe?

When I realize I was committing to painting and redoing this room, I bought myself a sign for a little motivation.

A room I can showcase my love for both plants and true crime… just perfection. This piece will definitely be hanging where I can see it whenever I want.

Honestly, I’m excited for the room to get fuller, but summer can stay for a while longer.

My other inspiration to get this room done is Max. He needed an updated space too since this is where he has to stay some times.

Of course, it needed to be cute.

The organization of Max and the cats’ food is everything. I love that they have a place.

All of their treats and food have their own containers. Max’s treats are from a cleaned candle jar, which I’ll share how I did soon. Fun fact, big Crossroads Candles fit long dog treats.

Mila even approves of this space and treat container. She can easily climb up there and spoil her favorite dog.

This little space transformation was so needed.

Being a homeowner is a lot of work, but with a little time and paint, our whole house feels lighter and more complete. This feeling is what makes everything worth it!

What do you think of my mudroom turned plant room? Are you working on any home projects?

The 5 Easiest Houseplants You Need to Buy.

If you LOVE the look of plants, but are afraid to kill them, you’ve come to the right post. I’ve put together my list of the 5 easiest houseplants you need to buy!

I promise they’ll thrive under your care.

Note, there aren’t any succulents, strings of things, or spider plants on here. They are way more difficult. I’ve killed all three of those ‘easy’ plants!

So dig in and reap the information I have for you! (I had to get one pun in…)

Pothos

The one type of plant I would recommend to every one are pothos.

They’re hands down the easiest plant to care for. You only need to water when their soil is dry. If you forget, they’ll forgive you!

Even though the Golden Pothos is the most basic houseplant, it’s so beautiful. You can up it’s variegation by placing it in a spot that gets more light. You can even put it outside, in the shade, during the summer.

If you want more variety, there’s so many different types of pothos. My favorite is between the marble and manjula.

I also love that most pothos are adorable. Of course, there are some rare ones that go for more. But, you can go to Lowe’s or any big box store and find a golden pothos for a good price.

Trust me, if you want to try caring for plants, start with a pothos!

Philodendrons

Philodendrons and pothos get mistaken quite a lot. Once you get familiar with the two rules, you’ll be able to instantly spot their differences.

This type of plants has a ton of varieties. Way more than pothos. There’s one specific philodendron called a Pink Princess that goes foe a ton of money. You can find good priced ones that are just as beautiful though.

My two favorite and the easiest to take are of are the philodendron brasil and the basic heart leaf philodendron.

Again, these plants are a breeze. Water when their soil is dry. These guys like a little more humidity too. It helps the new leaves unfurl. Other than that, they’re simple!

Have fun checking out all the beautiful varieties of philodendrons. You’ll find one to fall in love with!

Snake Plants

Snake plants are another plant I’d recommend to everyone. It’s very hard to kill a snake plant!

These plants can tolerate low lights and don’t need watered constantly. Of course, they’ll grow faster with more light. Remember: there’s no plant that is a no light plant!

I love snake plants because they’re very… interesting looking. They’re like little swords sticking out of the pot.

Again, you can find different types of snake plants. I love the darker kinds.

This is another easy plant to find in big box stores. They’re also really adorable, even for huge ones.

If you’re a person who forgets to water your plants, try one of these!

ZZ Plants

I have a small collection of different types of ZZ Plants. My favorite is the Raven ZZ, which leaves are black.

ZZ’s and snake plants have similar care needs. They can tolerate low light and drought conditions. Yet, I am just in love with how these plants look. That’s why I have so many.

These guys are a little more difficult to find than the others. Lately, Raven ZZ’s have been in stores, but not regular ones.

It’s all about the hunt.

If you master snake plants and want to branch out, definitely get yourself a ZZ plant!

Monstera Deliciosa

When you think of a popular plant, monsteras are probably the first that come to mind.

They just look tropical and eye-catching.

There’s a ton of varieties monsteras, but the deliciosa is the most popular. Let’s not mention their variegated counterparts. Those can go for a TON of money.

Monstera Deliciosas need medium light. Mine is right by a bright window and my humidifier. They’re watering needs depend on the season. In the summer I water way more! I can tell it needs water when the first two inches of soil are dry. So yes, I put my fingers in the dirt to check. You can also get a moisture meter!

These guys take a little more care than the other ones on the list. They’re still not hard though!

Plus, they’re one of the most beautiful plants. They get really big and their fenestrations are breath taking. This was one of my first plants and I still have it!

You can also check out the two adansonii varieties. They’re just as amazing as the deliciosa.

I hope that you can make a planty purchase here soon. Houseplants are a fabulous way to practice self care and bring you happiness all year long!

Do you agree or disagree with my list? Either way, let me know what your favorite plant is too!

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