It’s not just a tried and true staple to your home, it is actually this year’s hottest home decor accessory: house plants. Yep, what started with the trend of tiny succulents has actually grown into full live greenery being the year’s hottest interior design tip. With good reason, adding house plants makes a space appear much more open and airy, adds depth, and adds a pop of fresh and lush color to any room. But did you know that it actually offers other legitimate health benefits?
Having indoor plants in your home has been proven to boost your mood, enhance concentration and memory, lower your risk of illness AND provide cleaner air. Adding plants to a room makes it seem more natural and open, which is known to help decrease anxiety. Plants essentially do the opposite of what we do when we breathe: release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. This not only freshens up the air, but also eliminates harmful toxins. Plants, especially those with broad leaves, help regulate humidity and increase levels of positivity — seeing greenery and nature help us feel more relaxed and calm, which in turn benefits your every day mood. Indoor plants serve a practical and aesthetic purpose.
To create your perfect green space in your home, there is something for everyone and the perfect plants for every room. There are various plants you can purchase for specific benefits and needs in your home such as – English Ivy and Spider Plants to help purify toxins like benzene from air and to help remove formaldehyde, or Gerbera Daisies to release oxygen at night. Not to mention the immediate healing affects that come with an aloe plant. You probably know aloe is an excellent go-to to help heal and soothe cuts and burns, but it also increases air quality as well!
If you’re newer to the garden life and don’t exactly have a green thumb yet, even adding incredibly low-maintenance plants like succulents or cacti is the perfect solution!
Up to 80 to 90 percent of your time is indoors – so spending some green on green is an investment in your home and your health all in one. Be sure to check out one of our local nurseries to pick up your newest (and most beneficial) interior addition!