Plants have more functions than you think. They don’t only look pretty, but they are very multi-functional. They are good for your health and they are therapeutic too, nobody will need a therapist anymore when you have enough indoor plants. Indoor plants don’t just look good, they make us feel good mentally and physically, too. Below, we listed 5 reasons for you why you need more plants in your house.
1. Plants create a beautiful environment
There are many kinds of plants and they all have their own charm. Most indoor plants are green, and that will make your house look fresh and clean. We always say: You can never have enough plants. Indoor plants are very trendy at the moment and everybody has them. The plants can really give your house a boost and with a few plants in various corners of your house they contribute to a calm, fresh and healthy ambience.
2. They clean the environment and reduce toxins
Plants can also be called ‘natural air purifiers’, they cleanse the air from toxic chemicals such as benzene and formaldehyde, which are usually found in cigarettes and paint. Plants do this by absorbing toxins and producing oxygen. In this way, the air inside your house is always fresh and filtered from bad chemicals.
3. Plants reduce stress
It is known that when we get in touch with nature, our stress will reduce. When you don’t feel like going outside, you can better have a few plants in your house to get a real nature feel to reduce your stress level. There are some specific types of plants that are well-known for its calming qualities and perfect for having around the home, like lavender.
4. They produce oxygen
Because the plants reduce toxins in your house, they produce oxygen. This will help you breathe easier. When you breathe, your body takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide. During photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. This opposite pattern of gas use makes plants and people natural partners. Adding plants to interior spaces can increase the oxygen level. Place plants in your bedroom to refresh air during the night and make you sleep better.
5. Plants boost your mood, creativity and productivity
Plants definitely boost your productivity because a study at The Royal College of Agriculture in Cirencester, England, found that students demonstrate 70% greater attentiveness when they’re taught in rooms containing plants. In the same study, attendance was also higher for lectures given in classrooms with plants. The plants in your house also put you in a good mood and they will boost your creativity because of their appearance while working.