Spring has arrived and we have been busy bringing our indoor plants back to life. Who doesn’t love the feeling of walking into a home that is filled with beautiful greenery? They add color, texture, and life to any space. There are so many benefits that come along with keeping indoor plants around – they make you happier, healthier, and more productive! Here are just a few reasons why you should consider adding some greenery inside your home this spring:
You may be thinking that all this talk of indoor plants is a bit much. You’re busy and you don’t have time to worry about keeping a plant alive in your home. We get it; we’re busy, too! But here’s the thing: these small additions to your life can make a big difference when it comes to stress relief.
Chronic stress has been linked with everything from insomnia to depression, anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD. And unfortunately for those who suffer from chronic stress or anxiety disorders—this includes many people in today’s world—medication isn’t always an option (or even desirable). So how do we relieve stress naturally? Indoor plants offer one simple solution: they can reduce our levels of cortisol (the hormone released by our bodies when stressed) and increase our serotonin levels (the brain chemical that helps us feel happy).
Indoor plants are not just decor, they can actually improve the air you breathe! Plants naturally absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen into the environment. They also remove other toxins from the air such as formaldehyde, benzene, ammonia and trichloroethylene.
The process of photosynthesis uses carbon dioxide from the surrounding atmosphere to produce sugars and starches which are used in cellular respiration to produce energy for growth. This expelling of oxygen adds to an overall improvement in air quality by creating a healthy environment for you to live in that reduces your risk of illness caused by poor indoor air quality like allergies or asthma attacks.
In addition to removing toxins from inside our homes, some plants have been known to remove dust particles from our homes as well
It can be an unpleasant surprise to discover that your indoor plant is infested with pests. Not only are these critters unsightly, they can also harm your plants and make them more vulnerable to disease. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent this from happening in the first place. One of the easiest ways is by using plants that repel insects and rodents (as well as other pests). If you’re not sure where to start looking for such greenery, consider adding some of these seven types below:
The first thing to consider is humidity control. Humidity control is important for your health, the health of your plants and home, and the health of all the various parts of you.
Humidifiers add moisture to dry areas by creating water vapor from liquids such as tap water or distilled water. They can also be an effective way to reduce static electricity in homes with carpeting (the static electricity attracts dust particles and causes them to stick onto carpets).
Humidifiers help reduce colds, flu symptoms and allergies by increasing moisture levels in the air which helps loosen mucus membranes so that they can clear themselves more effectively if you’re sick or suffering from a respiratory condition. The extra moisture will also help prevent chapped lips during winter months when temperatures drop below freezing point at night time hours due to central heating systems not being able to heat homes completely during those times when people go inside after work instead of staying outside until bedtime hours – this makes it easy for us all!
If you have trouble processing sound, plants can help. They are excellent sound absorbers, especially in the middle of your home. If you’re in a small apartment with thin walls or have an office space that has frequent meetings, indoor plants could be beneficial for reducing the noise from outside and inside sources alike.
Plants can also help reduce noises in your bedroom if you like to read before falling asleep at night. Or perhaps you like to watch television but find it distracting when others are talking around you? Having plants near by will allow them to absorb many sounds while still keeping them close enough so they don’t distract others nearby!
Improved Concentration and Productivity
Indoor plants can help improve concentration, productivity, mood, memory and focus by reducing stress. Plants can also be used for creativity, problem solving and innovation.
Plants have many benefits including improving mood and memory, focus and creativity as well as reducing stress.
Mood Boosting Qualities
- Improve mood: There is a link between the presence of plants and positive emotions. In one experiment, researchers found that when people were shown pictures of indoor plants for as little as five minutes, their moods improved significantly.
- Reduce stress: Studies have also shown that office workers who have access to plants experience less stress than those without such access.
- Increase productivity: A study in Japan found that employees who had access to natural light were more productive than those whose offices were artificially lit during daylight hours.
- Reduce fatigue: One study found that employees whose workspaces had windows reported less fatigue than those whose workspaces did not have windows!
Indoor plants are more than just pretty to look at, they have a number of beneficial qualities.
While indoor plants have obvious benefits when it comes to making your home look nice and adding a touch of greenery, they are also more than just pretty to look at. In fact, they have a number of beneficial qualities that make them well worth having around the house.
Indoor plants can be used for stress relief and air purification (among other things). They can also help protect your home from pests and provide humidity control. In addition to all this, indoor plants can help reduce noise pollution in the same way that trees do in national parks or along streets: by reducing wind speeds near their leaves due to surface friction from air flow over the foliage!
Not only does this result in improved concentration & productivity levels as well as mood boosting properties for those who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), but it also means less stress on your ears when listening at work or school due to these factors being reduced thanks to having something else around besides concrete surfaces all day long!
We hope that by now you understand why indoor plants are such a great addition to your home or office space. They can help with stress, improve air quality, protect against pests and keep your space clean. You’ll also be adding beauty to your surroundings and improving your mood!