Embrace the Green: Choosing and Caring for Houseplants in Summer 2024

As summer 2024 unfolds, it’s the perfect time to refresh your living spaces with the vibrant touch of houseplants. At Morpeth Kitchens & Interiors, we believe that incorporating greenery into your kitchen, bathroom, and any interior design not only elevates aesthetics but also brings numerous benefits to your home.

Why Houseplants Should Be on Your Summer Shopping List…

1. Boosts Aesthetic Appeal:

Houseplants add a lush, natural vibe to any room. Their varying shades of green and unique shapes can complement any design style, from minimalist to boho chic.

2. Improves Air Quality:

Plants like the peace lily, snake plant, and spider plant are known for their air-purifying qualities, making your home a healthier place to live.

3. Enhances Mood and Productivity:

Studies show that being around plants can reduce stress and improve overall well-being. They create a calming environment, perfect for both relaxation and productivity.

4. Versatility in Placement:

Whether it’s a potted fern on your kitchen windowsill, a hanging ivy in the bathroom, or a statement monstera in the living room, there’s a plant for every spot in your home.

Choosing the Right Houseplants…

1. Light Requirements:

Assess the natural light in each room. Low-light plants like ZZ plants and pothos thrive in bathrooms, while sun-loving succulents and cacti are ideal for bright kitchens.

2. Humidity Levels:

Bathrooms tend to be more humid, making them perfect for tropical plants like ferns and orchids. Conversely, kitchens might benefit from herbs like basil and mint that prefer drier conditions.

Maintenance Needs:

3. Consider your lifestyle. If you’re a busy bee, opt for low-maintenance plants like snake plants or philodendrons that don’t require frequent watering.

Caring for Your Green Companions…

1. Watering:

Overwatering is a common mistake. Ensure pots have drainage holes and allow the soil to dry out between watering.

2. Light Exposure:

Rotate plants regularly to ensure even growth. If natural light is limited, consider grow lights.

3. Feeding:

Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every month during the growing season (spring and summer) to keep your plants healthy.

4. Cleaning:

Wipe leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and allow them to breathe better.

Embrace the green revolution this summer and let us help you integrate beautiful, beneficial houseplants into your home design. Not only will they enhance your décor, but they’ll also contribute to a healthier, happier living environment.

Happy planting!

Morpeth Kitchens

Over 30 years of experience creating stunning kitchens, sumptuous bathing areas and unique living spaces.


There are no prescribed timescales for any new kitchen, bathroom, or refurbishment projects. Each project is individually designed to your specific needs and desires. Our experts will guide you through the design process through to delivery.

We offer a range of interior design services including, orangeries, beautiful bedroom furniture, stylish staircases, under stair storage to bespoke bookcases. Anything else? Please just ask.

Yes, we can create the space or room of your dreams. We can improve existing space by opening it up or we can help you create new and exciting living spaces.

Absolutely, our designer will visit your home to discuss your vision and ideas, taking all the necessary measurements to enable our in-house team to develop your bespoke design.

We aim to invite you to the Showroom within 2 weeks for your initial design viewing and consultation meeting.

We offer the full service of project managing the development and delivery of your project in its entirety, but we are also happy to work alongside any other tradespeople you want to work with.

Yes, our showroom is at Whitehouse Farm, just outside Morpeth. We are open Monday to Friday: 9am – 4.30pm, Saturday: 9.30am - 3.30pm (other times by appointment)



Morpeth Kitchen & Interiors, B1 Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6AW

01670 789 599


Morpeth Kitchen & Interiors, B1 Whitehouse Farm Centre, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 6AW

01670 789 599