Plants can add a natural sparkle and coziness to space. So, if you still break your brains over whether to integrate plants in the interior of your bedroom or living room, we recommend you to do this! In this post, we guide you through 5 reasons why you need indoor plants in post covid interiors:
1. Indoor plants may help reduce stress levels
Published in the Journal of Physiological Anthropology found that plants in your home or office can make you feel more comfortable, soothed, and natural. Researchers concluded that working with plants could reduce both physiological and psychological stress.
2. Real plants may sharpen your attention
Sorry, plastic plants won’t help you pass your exams. In a small study involving 23 participants, researchers put students in a classroom with either a fake plant, a real one, a photograph of a plant, or no plant at all.Brain scans of the participants showed that the students who studied with real, live plants in the classroom were more attentive and better able to concentrate than students in the other groups.
3. Plants may help you recover from illness faster.
Being able to look at plants and flowers may speed your recovery from an illness, injury, or surgery. A 2002 research revealed that people recuperating from several kinds of surgery needed less pain medication and had shorter hospital stays than people who weren’t looking at greenery during their recovery periods.
It’s important to note that most research focuses on plants and natural scenery in hospital settings rather than at home.
4. Plants may boost your productivity
Multiple studies have found that plants in the workspace increase both productivity and creativity. A study showed that people with more plants in their workspace took fewer sick days and were more productive on the job. Plants may improve your whole outlook on work. A view of the city park might improve anyone’s job satisfaction but it might surprise you to learn that a potted plant could have a similar effect. Researchers said the natural elements helped to buffer the effects of job stress and anxiety.
5. Plants may improve the quality of indoor air
Research shows that indoor plants help rid the air of common toxins and indoor pollutants.“The air purification ability of plants depends on factors such as the size of the plant, size of the indoor space, and amount of toxins in the air, but 6 to 8 medium to large plants throughout a large room should be enough to make a noticeable difference in the air quality.
How to Integrate Plants in the Interior Design:
Plants are natural accessories, able to bring color and life into the room. If you make a decision to use plants in your interiors, you should take into consideration the size of the room and its style. Never choose large plants for small rooms and vice versa.
You surely have some likes or dislikes and can select plants to your taste, but the choice of color is also very important. If you prefer bright colors in your room, select flowering plants that will gladden you with bright flowers. If you prefer a classic style or your living room has an elegant style, you may choose simple leafy plants.
Always take into consideration the pots or baskets. Not only plants change the look of the room, pots or vases should also be chosen in accordance with the room style.
You can create a cozy corner in your living room by adding different-sized potted plants around the armchair.
You can always add a chic element by reusing an old stool or a ladder by revamping it and using it as a planter stand and viola the whole space gets a makeover!