Its a new year, the perfect time to begin fresh and give your home a botanical burst! Indoor plants can add colour, ambiance, personality and life to a dull space. Aside from being aesthetically pleasing, interior plants also possess many health benefits.
Considering the amount of time we spend indoors, it is often found that the air is more polluted than you might imagine. Lurking in frequently occupied areas of the home and office spaces are invisible impurities in the air which can lead to health issues, including asthma, fatigue and flue like symptoms. By increasing the number of indoor plants these toxins can be eliminated.
When you breathe, your body takes in oxygen and releases carbon dioxide. During photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. Plants release roughly 97 percent of the water they take in which increases the humidity of a room, therefore limits respiratory distresses.
Incorporating interior landscaping into your spaces creates a pleasant and tranquil environment to work, relax and live in. By placing two plants within your breathing zones you can gain the full benefits. Indoor plants significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and increase the freshness of the air. Improved indoor air quality reduces health costs and sick days — especially for children. The colour green alone can enhance creativity and boost your mood. Interior plants have been proven to reduce stress and fatigue and to enhance productivity.
Considering the many health benefits, indoor plants should be seen as a necessity to the home and work spaces, rather than an object of décor. Now you're aware they aren't just a pretty face its time to kick start your year, embellish your environment and enhance your quality of life.
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