Here are some reasons why it's great to have plants around you
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Humans have a natural affinity towards nature. Plants have the ability to affect moods and influence emotions in humans and animals. Here are some reasons why plants should be used in interior styling for aesthetics as well as well-being of occupants:
#1 - Aesthetics and Visual Appeal
Don't underestimate the colour plants can add to a space.
Plants and green spaces are often associated with beauty and can create a visually pleasing environment. Studies have shown that exposure to nature and greenery can enhance mood, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being.
#2 - Air Quality and Oxygen Production
Workplaces especially don't have natural ventilation and can become spaces with high VOCs
Plants play a crucial role in purifying the air by removing toxins and releasing oxygen through photosynthesis. Breathing cleaner air can have a positive impact on mood, cognitive function, prevent allergies from surfacing, and overall health.
Image - Lunuganga designed by Geoffrey Bawa
#3 - Biophilia and Connection to Nature
Humans and animals have an innate affinity for nature, known as biophilia. Having plants around us can help fulfil this need and create a sense of connectedness to the natural world, which can promote feelings of calmness, relaxation, and happiness.
#4 - Psychological Benefits
Interacting with plants, such as gardening or simply being in a green environment, can have therapeutic effects on mood and mental health. It can help reduce anxiety, improve focus, and enhance feelings of tranquillity and mindfulness.
#5 - Improved Productivity and Creativity
Studies suggest that having plants in work or study environments can enhance productivity and creativity. Plants can provide a sense of relaxation and restoration, improving focus and cognitive performance.
Image by Sebastian van Damme - Co-working space designed by studioninedots
It's important to note that individual experiences may vary, and the effects of plants on mood can be influenced by personal preferences, cultural factors, and specific circumstances. However, incorporating plants into our surroundings can generally have a positive impact on our emotional well-being and that of animals.