Potted plants are the perfect addition to modern home designs but it’s actually been scientifically proven that plants offer a host of health and wellness benefits. Who would have thought that a pretty potted plant would actually improve your quality of life? Here are five benefits for introducing some potted plants into your home.
1. Improve Air Quality
Think back to science class when you were taught about photosynthesis, the process where plants take in carbon dioxide from the air and release oxygen. Well this theory means that the more plants you have in your home, the better the air quality due to more oxygen being produced by the plants and toxins being absorbed.
2. Reduce Stress
Did you know that plants have been scientifically proven to make you feel calmer in stressful environments? Studies found that people surrounded by plants were considered to have lower blood pressure, were more attentive and could recover from stress more quickly compared to those without plants.
3. Boost Creativity and Focus
If you’re looking to increase your creativity and focus either at work or in your home office, you might like to add a flowering plant to your space. Being around plants in when you are working or studying has been said to improve idea generation, creative performance and problem solving.
4. Feel Happier
We have an innate, emotional response to natural beauty so it seems obvious that by surrounding ourselves with flowers and plants we would feel happier and more optimistic. Plants also make rooms feel more comfortable by raising the ambient humidity (particularly important in winter) which improves mood and energy.
5. Adds Ambiance
With so many different colours, textures, shapes and sizes available in pot plants, you’re sure to find the perfect plant for your space. Whether you go for collections of small succulents or a large pot with a great big fern, potted plants can make just as much of a statement as a piece of artwork.
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