Plants in your home or office can make you feel more comfortable, soothed, and natural. Many people enjoy living and working in cultivated green spaces, and most like having beautiful plants around. Indoor plants improve your mental and physical well-being in ways you probably didn’t even realize. Houseplants improve our everyday lives, from boosting our environment to helping us heal faster.
Helps Purifying Indoor Air
“The air purification ability of plants depends on factors such as size of the plant, size of the indoor space, and amount of toxins in the air, but 6 to 8 medium to large plants throughout a large room should be enough to make a noticeable difference in the air quality.
Boost Mental Well Being
Working with houseplants can greatly diminish common signs of stress, including cortisol levels, blood pressure and heart rates. A simple task such as watering or repotting your houseplants can help slow respiratory rates and soothe mind chatter. For people who do not have ready access to nature or space to garden outdoors, adding a houseplant or two to a sunny windowsill can help ease agitated nerves and promote relaxation.
Therapeutic Properties Helps in Illness
Our close relationship with plants also helps individuals to recover from illness or injury quicker, patients with plants in their rooms required less pain medication, had a lower blood pressure and heart rate, and felt less anxiety and fatigue when recovering from surgery than patients without greenery in their rooms.
Studies have found that adding greenery to classrooms and office spaces can help bolster productivity levels and creativity in workers and students alike. College students who performed demanding cognitive tasks in an office with greenery had a longer attention span than those who were in an office without plants, according to a study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology.
They Make Any Room More Comfortable.
Before you fill a space with furniture and accessories, take some time to think about how you want to feel in that room and how plants might help you achieve that vibe. Plants can be used to increase the relative humidity indoors, reduce noise, screen unattractive areas, and moderate room temperature by shading a bright, sunny window.
Plants can reflect our lives in more ways than one and help us acclimate during difficult times.