Its no secret that having plants seems to be the hopping trend in recent years, and for good reason. And for that matter, I don’t foresee it going away anytime soon! Between promoting happiness and well- being, plants cant even help with sleeping! Can I get an amen to that!
"I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow."
— David Hobson
And just for the record guys, I'm the world's worst plant-care taker. So, just know that. But I'm still an advocate, so I hope that says something!
Health and wellness is something that I am passionate about, and I strongly believe that it can be incorporated into interior design. There's something missing in our homes, though. Something that can be so easily added to enhance our daily lives and that is plants! Plants have so many other benefits other than just looking nice. Down below, I'll run through some of my top reasons for adding in plants to our homes. It is my hope that with this information that you will run out to your nearest farm, buy as many plants as your Honda Pilot can fit, and fill your home with fresh botanicals in every room. (Well maybe not to that extent!)
Here's some of the benefits that plants have, besides just looking great!
1. Indoor Air Quality
Plants are natural air purifiers that have the ability to clean out toxic chemicals from the air. Since plants release moisture vapor, they also increase the air's humidity. (So you'll never have to worry about a dry home in the winter anymore!)
2. Boosts Mood
There have been numerous studies that have found that patients whose rooms face gardens have healed more quickly than those facing a wall. Plants contribute to a feeling of wellbeing, which in turn make you feel more optimistic.
3. Lowers Risk of Illness
Plants can help lower blood pressure, heart rate, stop headaches and prevent allergies. Additionally, because plants help indoor air quality, they also decrease chance of a stock, heart disease, respiratory infections, cancer, and COPD. Other things like fatigue, pain, couching, runny nose, itchy eyes, and dry throat are reduced.
4. Help You Think
Plants actually help you to be more focused and productive. With that, creativity and memory have also been found to increase.
5. Decrease Stress
Don't ask me, but study's have found that having plants in offices actually facilitates lowering blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory problems.
6. Promote Better Sleeping
As if decreasing stress wasn't enough, plants can even help you sleep better. Plants like Jasmine, Lavender, and Aloe give off a subtle soothing effect to your body and mind. Because of this, it can lower blood pressure, heart rate, and stress, which helps you relax and fall asleep.
Check out my post with some of my top picks for indoor plants!