A Happy Place With Houseplants

When you embellish interior spaces with houseplants, you’re not just adding greenery. You are creating a happy place. These living organisms interact with your body, mind and home in ways that enhance your quality of life. Ready to add houseplants to your home? Read on to learn some of the proven benefits of houseplants.

The benefits of houseplants

1. Houseplants can make any room more comfortable

Not only do indoor plants add colour and liveliness to your space, but they also change the physical aspects of the environment in pleasant ways. Plants can be used to increase the relative humidity indoors, reduce noise, screen unattractive areas, and moderate room temperature. As part of the photosynthetic and respiratory processes, plants release moisture vapour, which increases the humidity of the air around them.

2. Plants make breathing easier

Adding plants to your interior spaces can increase oxygen levels within your home. After all, plants absorb the carbon dioxide we breathe out and release oxygen. Keep in mind that photosynthesis seizes at night and plants typically absorb oxygen just like humans. However, orchids, succulents and epiphytic bromeliads do just the opposite, taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. Place these plants in bedrooms to refresh the air during the night.

3. Purify the air

Research shows that indoor plants help rid the air of common toxins and indoor pollutants. But the air purification ability of plants depends on factors such as the size of the plant, the size of the indoor space, and the amount of toxins in the air. Do you know that plants help prevent allergies? The presence of houseplants is an extra consideration when it comes to the health and well-being of your children. It has been shown that children with plants in their family home from an early age have a lower risk of allergies.

4. Working with plants can be therapeutic

Being able to look at plants and flowers may speed your recovery from an illness, injury, or surgery. Besides this, indoor gardening can be helpful for people experiencing the symptoms of mental illness. Moreover, houseplants help you forget about stress. Potting plants and actively maintaining them provide an opportunity to forget about troublesome, stressful things. Research shows that plants help to combat depression. Plants ensure a better state of mind, providing positive energy and an augmented sense of happiness.

5. Plants help you focus

Cleaner air, a better state of mind and a healthier environment. The knock-on effect of this greener living space is that plants improve concentration and focus. This is particularly important if your home is also your workspace. The mere presence of plants near your workspace can help your attention space, particularly when studying or working from home.

Final thoughts

Not only do indoor plants enhance the overall appearance of a space, but they’ve been shown to boost moods, increase creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants – making for a healthier, happier you.


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