Six Benefits of Having Plants in Your Home
Plants plants plants. Does it feel like everyone is talking about plants these days? Well, there’s a reason for that. In addition to looking incredibly beautiful in any space, (seriously, the versatility of plants is wonderful! Put them in your bedroom, living room, office, bathroom! You name it! There are no limits.) plants also have incredible benefits that will make you feel better and work better while looking great. Plants are basically the superheroes of home decor.
According to an article from WebMD, some of those benefits include relief from allergy symptoms, improved mood, cleaner air, better sleep, stress relief, and increased focus. Take a look at some of these benefits and start making plans to add more plants to your spaces! Already have a few at home? Been called a ‘plant lady’ before? Don’t worry. The truth is, you can never have too many plants at home!
1. Relief from allergies
Textured leaves make plants great dust catchers. Rooms that have plants are known to have less dust and mold around. Get relief from allergies by adding a few more potted plants around the rooms you spend more time in. Chinese evergreen, the peace lily, and violets are all especially good at catching dust.
2. Mood boosters
Plants and flowers are the perfect pick-me-up for any bad mood. According to WebMD, “Employees who work in offices with plants tend to feel better about their jobs, worry less, and take fewer sick days.” So there it is. Build up your plant collection for your home and office space for less worry and better overall health.
3. Purify the air
Even though you can’t see them, many of our indoor items are actually giving off volatile organic compounds, known as VOCs. Carpet, paint, cleaning products and printers are some of the guilty spreaders of VOCs. Luckily, plants are to the rescue. Plants in these spaces will soak up the VOCs. Just one more reason you need more plants in your life.
4. Better Sleep
Since plants increase oxygen flow, adding a few pots in your bedroom can help you improve sleep at night. According to WebMD, “Plants take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. It’s how they turn sunlight into food, a process called photosynthesis. Some, like gerbera daisies, keep giving off oxygen even after the sun goes down. Put a few cheerful pots in your bedroom and the extra oxygen may help you sleep more soundly.”
5. Relieve Stress
Day to day responsibilities can turn into stress when the to-do list adds up. Amidst busy schedules and projects, sometimes you just need to power through the list. But a plant in your work spaces or home can help you keep calm while you handle the stress of life. WebMD says, “Several studies have measured people’s levels of blood pressure, heart rate, and the stress hormone cortisol while they handled a tough task or were under mental stress. Being around plants has a calming effect on people.”
6. Increase focus
Ever find it hard to focus on work? Ever find your mind wandering when you’re working on a project? Plants can help! According to WebMD, “Students in classrooms with three potted plants performed better on math, spelling, reading, and science tests than kids in classrooms without any greens. Bring home a golden pothos or a bamboo palm and you just might clear that to-do list.”
Did we convince you yet? Hopefully we’ve inspired you to start your plant collection or add to your existing one. Add a little style to your plant collection with a beautiful and modern planter or vase to brighten your home.
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