The indoor plant scene on Instagram has boomed over the last couple of years. There seems to be no shortage of plant-obsessed accounts showing off their carefully curated selection of greenery. However, apart from the aesthetic appeal, there are some real benefits of keeping indoor plants in your home or office.
Plants purify the air. In fact, they have the ability to increase oxygen levels while removing harmful toxins in the air. Some studies have shown that having greenery in your home can help remove 87 percent of air toxins within 24 hours, making the air you breathe safer for you and your family.
Boost your wellbeing
Spending time in green spaces has a therapeutic effect. The simple act of being more in touch with nature creates a sense of calm, thus helping to reduce blood pressure, fatigue and headaches.
Plants can reduce noise
If you are affected by outdoor noise then plants may be the answer. As well as screening unattractive areas and offering additional privacy, larger plants can help reduce background noise too. Think of investing in plants with large surface areas, the stems, leaves, branches and wood all have the ability to absorb sound.
Create a visual impact
Plants give you a chance to show off your personality. From vibrantly coloured flowers and beautifully scented foliage to muted leafy greens, the creative possibilities are endless.
Simply by adding a textured or coloured plant pot you can create a focal point to make your room pop. For a more vintage look you can even upcycle old tins or pretty cups no longer in use.
Before introducing plants to your home, always be sure to do your research. Think about where you want your plant to be, the size of the space, available lighting and care requirements. If you have young children or pets, asking your local nursery is a great place to get extra advice to help you choose the best fit for your family.