Give your home and mood a lift with some lush, green plants; not only are they beautiful, they also have the power to improve mental and physical health.
There’s nothing more refreshing than connecting with nature, so why not bring it into your home. Indoor plants offer incredible benefits to your overall health and wellbeing, and they add a burst of natural beauty to your home, making it look and feel brighter and happier. Not a green thumb? Don’t worry, lots of indoor plants are really easy to maintain, so all you have to do is find one you love and add it to your home for an instant lift.
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits indoor plants provide and a few of our favourites!
Studies show that adding plants to your home can help combat illnesses and fatigue. Being in the presence of nature is linked to lower blood pressure, relieved asthma, improved memory, elevated moods, improved concentration, and enhanced creativity. This is largely due to the fact that plants remove toxins from the air, so you don’t have to breath in unnecessary nasties that can make you unwell. Fiddle leaf figs are one the most popular indoor plants as of late because of their beautiful large, glossy leaves. Add one to your living room or hallway for a much needed breath of fresh air.
Plants are natural air filters, they help restore the quality of indoor air by removing formaldehyde, benzene, and carbon monoxide, and producing fresh air for us to breathe in. They can help filter out odours, fumes, toxins, and unhealthy chemicals released from materials used in our home furniture and furnishings. Rubber trees, snake plants, english ivy, and peace lillies are all amazing air-filtering plants, plus, they’re all very low-maintenance, and easy to grow. They make the perfect addition to kitchen and living areas where smells and chemicals tend to build up in the air.
Because of their air cleansing benefits, and calming properties, indoor plants are the perfect addition to your bedroom for a better night’s sleep. Lavender plants promote more a restful sleep by making you feel drowsy, aloe vera plants keep the air clear and free from allergens, and pineapple plants are said to help stop snoring by improving air quality and opening the airways.
Happy home making
As well as boosting physical health and cognitive functions, plants can also improve mental health and fight the effects of anxiety and depression. This all comes back to our connection with nature; when we feel connected to it, our brain is more relaxed. Because of the urbanised modern lifestyle, we spend a lot more time indoors, rather than outdoors in nature, so it’s important to bring the happiness in with healing touches of greenery that add to the look and feel of your home. Devil’s ivy, spider plants, and dracaena will all add to your home’s aesthetic while promoting relaxation and a clean ambiance.
Now, who’s up for some plant shopping?