It’s no wonder – one of the simplest ways to give any space personality is with plant life.
On marking St Patrick’s Day, there’s no better time to explore the delightful benefits of a plant-filled home.
1. INDOOR GREENERY IMPROVES WELLBEING
From improving sleep and work productivity to relieving sickness and purifying the air, the number of health benefits you acquire with indoor plants knows no ends. Think of the meditative buzz that known green thumbs claim to experience from regularly tending (or even talking) to their plants and watching them thrive – greenery is highly therapeutic.
2. INDOOR GREENERY ABSORBS NOISE POLLUTION
Attention anyone with toddlers, yapping dogs or unusually noisy flat-mates and neighbours: strategically placed plants are known for their noise-reducing benefits, especially the sort with large, fleshy leaves. To alleviate those sound-troubling areas, mix large plants with a few smaller arrangements, otherwise go by the recommended rule of thumb of placing one leafy potted plant per 100 square feet.
3. INDOOR GREENERY IS AESTHETICALLY PLEASING
Just looking at nature can improve your mood (even on a desktop or in a photograph). You just have to think of the attention given to flowers, plants and live form installations at special events and gatherings to realise why. The colour choices are endless while simple greenery can refine a dull space or disguise unsightly blemishes or objects in your home that are cumbersome to remove.
4. INDOOR GREENERY IS COST-EFFECTIVE AND LOW-MAINTENANCE
Ensuring you find greenery suitable for your home and lifestyle, the amount of work and cost involved with caring for it can be minimal. Certain plants command more or less sunlight and water than others but you don’t have to spend copious amounts of time tending to them (unless you choose a plant where you want to give it that sort of time).
In conclusion, there are no limits to the fun and creative ways greenery can revitalise your home. Be it a living area, home office, bedroom, bathroom or kitchen, adding touches of nature such as flowers, leaves, plants, wreaths and twigs can create an exceptionally beautiful ambiance.
Use stylish planter pots, plant hangers, vases and baskets to build your plant-filled interior space but get creative too.
Nature in all forms can be decoratively displayed over a dining table, shelf, bedside table and kitchen bench or arranged as a corner vignette where pretty ornamentation is required.
Make 2017 your year to revitilise your home.