In case you've got a furry friend (or in our case, 5), sharing your home with you, here are some of my favorite pet-safe plants to safely deck out your interiors.
Also known as the areca palm, this bushy, medium-sized plant is both toxin-free and tolerant of indirect bright-to-low light conditions – a bonus for those dimmer spaces in your home. They prefer to dry out a bit between waterings, so be sure to check the soil before giving them a drink. Water every 1-2 weeks depending on size and light. For styling, I find these are perfect for filling out empty corners. Available from Bloomscape.
Very similar to the bamboo palm but smaller, the parlor palm is an excellent choice for a flourish of green on a dresser or side table. These lush little plants are very easy keepers with watering needs of once every 1-2 weeks and bright indirect-to-low light conditions. These are available in a multitude of chic planters from The Sill.
This is easily one of my favorite indoor plants for it's charming, structural foliage and ease-of-care. Pilea is a relatively slow-to-moderate grower and will remain on the small side, so it's great for tighter spaces such as a mantel or bookshelf. It thrives in medium-to-bright indirect light and needs watering about once per week. Currently available from Soil & Clay.
If you're looking for something with a bit more color, try a prayer plant. Features green variegated foliage with reddish-mauve stripes and undersides of their leaves, these low-growing plants can have a cascading effect, so are great for both table tops, shelves or hanging planters. They prefer medium-to-bright indirect light and water every 1-2 weeks. Purchase one already potted up and ready to enjoy from Bloomscape.