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Flowers are always a nice gift to give or receive from someone, they brighten up the space and give life to the room they are in.
Have you considered making plants an integral part of your household though? House plants large and small are becoming increasingly popular and they have numerous benefits that help improve health, focus and wellbeing.
The key benefit of house plants is that plants help reduce negative air toxins. This means that indoor plants help purify air and make the air we breathe cleaner. As plants help purify the air in a space, this simultaneously means they also help avoid illness in the space. While the possibility of becoming ill is still present, having plants in your space will dramatically decrease the risk, especially if you spend a great deal of time in the space.
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Plants also help reduce noise. Now, if you have one small plant this isn’t going to be the case. However, if you have some large plants around the house or if you have plants lined up on the window sill a small amount of noise will be reduced.
Much like the colour red makes us hungry, the colour green makes us feel relaxed and at ease. House plants have this effect on us, creating a relaxed and calm atmosphere whenever houseplants are around. This can help dramatically reduce stress, anxiety and feelings of unease as a result. When working from home, or going through a stressful stage of life, house plants are a great subtle way to make you feel calm and at ease.
Similarly, house plants make any space more stimulating. While green can be a bright colour, it allows our minds to focus on the task at hand, creating a perfect work environment. Having plants in the workplace is a great idea as it means that the space is calming yet mentally stimulating and creative.
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The routine of watering a plant can also help reduce stress and anxiety. However, if you often travel or cannot trust yourself to water the plants, having fake plants is a great alternative as well. While you will not have the benefits of cleaner air and a reduced risk of becoming ill, you will still have the benefits of a relaxed and calming atmosphere where you can focus and be creatively stimulated.
While it is all well and good for plants to have this influence on us while we live in the space, they also have the same effect on visitors. This also works with buyers, being that when buyers enter the space they immediately feel more calm and relaxed rather than anxious. This is a huge positive when trying to sell your property as you want all potential buyers to feel relaxed and at ease in the space.
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Levi Armstrong says
Naomi, I agree with what you said that having plants in your home makes the space more stimulating and bright. Plants are especially helpful in working environments because they have a calming effect. I’ll shop around for plants I can put in my office room this weekend because of what you’ve said. Thanks!