The benefits of having houseplants and fresh flowers in your home go far beyond aesthetics. Of course they make your home look beautiful, but they also do everything from improving air quality to boosting your mood, the positive impact of incorporating fresh foliage in your living space is truly remarkable!
Last week was #nationalhouseplantweek and below, we let you in on some other benefits of houseplants and guide you towards which plants to have present in your home.
Improve your Air
Your plants are natural air purifiers! They absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen, enhancing the air quality in your home. Plants that are particularly effective at removing common indoor pollutants, are The Peace Lily, Snake Plants and Spider Plants.
Having plants and flowers in your home can have a positive impact on your mental health! According to studies, the visual appeal of nature stimulates feelings of calmness and reduces stress and anxiety! As well as this, tending to and taking care of your plants can give you a sense of accomplishment and a connection with the natural world.
Natural Stress Relief
The sight and scent of flowers in particular can trigger relaxation and a sense of tranquility. We recommend a vase of fresh blooms on your desk or in your communal spaces. Having bright flowers in your living environment can boost your mood! They can serve as reminders to pause, breath and appreciate the beauty around you.
Better Sleep Quality
Certain plants, such as Lavender and Jasmine, emit fragrances known for their calming and sleep-inducing properties. Placing these plants or a dried bunch in your bedroom can contribute to a more restful night's sleep!
Plants release water vapour during transpiration, acting like natural humidifiers in the home! This can be beneficial in dry indoor environments that are common during winter months or in air-conditioned spaces, for example. Balancing your air humidity levels can help prevent respiratory issues, dry skin and irritation, according to research.
Some other benefits of houseplants include increasing productivity, attention span and creativity to name a few!
There's no doubt that adorning your living space with fresh plants and flowers can contribute towards a healthier and happier environment, and we love the sound of that!
We'd love to hear from you!
If you have any questions about adding some greenery to your home, please do get in touch with us for recommendations at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots of love,
Memento Team x