Indoor plants add a beautiful touch of nature to your indoors. Not only are they natural home decor but they also provide many health benefits that lead to well-being. Since plants are living organisms that breathe like we do but in reverse, they improve the quality of the air by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen into the air. Here are some design and health benefits of having plants:
Plants fulfill design functions and complete any interior with their natural, vibrant and lively colors. The natural green of leafy plants will not overpower any style you have in place and works well with any design style. Or you can go further and add a bloom of color with flowering plants to add the bright spark that natural flowers bring to a home. The best part about a living plant is that you will never get bored of the look of the place since the plant’s shape and color will adapt and change with the light, temperature and time of year.
Health Benefits of Having Plants
The most important and often overlooked plant benefits are their naturally positive effect on your physical and mental health and wellbeing.
Adding a plant to your living place will naturally improve the quality of air making your home healthier and happier. They freshen up the air you breathe and help you stay focused, productive and positive.
Plants have been proven to reduce stress levels by bringing you back to nature. With the reduced stress and purer air, you will also see a benefit to your concentration levels allowing you to focus easier on work and home life and improving productivity and mental wellbeing.
Choosing the Best Plants For Your Home
When choosing plants to fill your space try to choose the best plants to bring life and beauty to your home. Two of the most important factors to consider for which plants will work best for your home are lighting and temperature.
If you have an area in your home that receives plenty of sunlight (at least 4 to 6 hours per day), then you could have a beautiful Rubber Plant, Jade Plant, Dracena, or plants with brightly colored foliage like Croton. If you don’t get much natural light inside your home, plants like Peace Lily, Cast Iron Plant and Snake Plant will be good options.
The best temperature range for indoor plants is 70 – 80°F during the day and 65 – 70°F. Plants that grow well within this range are well suited for your home.
There are many benefits of having plants. As all living things, they will require time and care. If your time is limited and you’re not able to spend much time caring for your plants, don’t worry. There are many plants such as succulents that do not require much water or attention.