It’s always a great feeling when you discover something that has a positive impact on your happiness! What if I told you that this is something that plants can do? One of the most appealing aspects of owning a home is the freedom to decorate it as you desire. Whether you live in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, or Orlando, your home is your sanctuary where you can throw a party or relax after a long day at the office. It’s houseplants, not the exquisite throw rug or a flashy chandelier, the most significant decor for your new home. Don’t believe it?
Below is a list of some of the reasons that getting plants in your home offers actual, perceptible benefits every day:-
1. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BREATHE CLEANER AIR
The impact of plants on the air is at the top of my list. Plants minimize the amount of carbon dioxide in the air while further adding oxygen, making breathing easier. Some plants can also help to alleviate pollution levels, which is a major advantage if you live in a city. Plants can also minimize the amount of dust in the air, making them ideal for people with dust allergies.
2. PLANTS ARE A LOW-COST WAY TO LIVEN UP EVEN THE DRABBEST OF SPACES
Plants are a simple and elegant way to spruce up your living space. Embellish your succulents on window sills, drape colorful macramé hangers from curtain rods, or something big and bold like the elegant fiddle leaf fig. You can also have some fun with the pots by displaying your plants in lovely ceramic and copper receptacles. Owning plants do not have to be pricey; simply take a cutting from a friend’s plant or buy a cutting from your local plant shop and grow your plant from the ground up.
3. ENHANCED MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL-BEING
You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Plants make people happy!” It is, in reality, correct. People are happier when they are surrounded by plants and flowers. As a matter of fact, studies have shown that patients in hospitals who have plants or flowers in their rooms recover faster.
Besides happiness, plants are living things that need care. As a result, the physical act of caring for something will help alleviate isolation and despair. It helps to make us more positive when we care about something and feel needed.
4. YOU WILL HAVE A FEELING OF SATISFACTION
Residents in an assisted-living facility enhanced their quality of life when they potted plants and learned how to care for them at home, according to another study. It may be attributed to a feeling of satisfaction or the emotional intimacy people felt towards their plants, according to researchers.
When someone takes responsibility for something and completes it on their own, they feel proud of their achievement. Anybody who plants something, in my experience, will take good care of it and nourish it—the ability to nourish is a part of the human experience and gives satisfaction.
5. PLANTS LOWER STRESS LEVELS
The majority of us intuitively understand that being around greenery helps us feel more relaxed in our surroundings. When there are plants around us, we feel less stressed. Buildings are quieter and more relaxed, but more invigorating and fascinating at the same time. Interior landscaping has shown to have perceptible outcomes on the health of building residents in a study.
When interior landscaping improves an office’s environment, employees are more efficient, take less sick leaves, make fewer mistakes, and are happier.
Being more in contact with nature helps patients in hospitals a lot. Scientific proof also suggests that students accomplish well in enhanced educational environments.
6. PLANTS IMPROVE CONCENTRATION & PRODUCTIVITY
Several studies have shown that learning or working in the presence of plants has a significant impact. Being in the presence of plants increases focus, memory, and efficiency in the same way that being in nature does.
Additionally, two Norwegian studies found that having plants in the workplace boosts employee productivity significantly. Having decorative plants around the home and at the workplace improves memory retention and focus. Work done under the natural impact of decorative plants is usually of higher quality and accomplished with a much higher accuracy rate than work done in non-natural environments.
7. THEY AID IN THE HEALING PROCESS
Visiting a hospital patient with flowers or a plant may be cliché, but plants are so beneficial at helping surgery patients heal that one research recommends them as a “noninvasive, cheap, and effective alternative medicine for surgical patients.” When compared to patients who did not have plants in their rooms, the research concluded that seeing plants during recovery from surgery resulted in a remarkable improvement in physiologic responses, as demonstrated by lower systolic blood pressure and lower ratings of pain, anxiety, and fatigue.
Horticulture therapy, in which patients are entrusted with caring for plants, is another approach to reduce recovery time. Patients that engage physically with plants have a substantially shorter recovery time following medical procedures.
8. AMPLIFYING CREATIVITY
We need the inspiration to be creative. We all draw inspiration from various things and aspects of life. Art and plants, as well as their fusion, inspire me. After all, plants are creations of living art. Their leaves are a work of art in themselves, with beautiful forms, designs, and colors that inspire many people. We would be inspired to be more imaginative and think beyond the box if we surround ourselves with plants in alternative receptacles and items that are important to us.
Houseplants are also one of the simplest means to escalate your space’s Feng Shui. Plants symbolize the Wood Element in Feng Shui, and they carry the energy of success and vibrance into your home. It’s also synonymous with Spring and represents new beginnings, life, and prosperity. It could also induce feelings of sympathy, empathy, and resilience.
Wood is synonymous with the home’s Wealth Sector. As a result, plants will escalate your income and prosperity by providing new expansion, a new beginning, and so on. I mean, who doesn’t want that kind of energy in their life? Place a plant in your Wealth sector if you want to increase profits, gain new customers, or start a new career.
Wood can also be used to improve the Family & Community area of your home, allowing you to add plants to encourage growth in these areas. When it comes to decorating with plants, trust your instincts. You can apply the energy of growth to any area you desire, but these are the two best areas for plants.
Often, consider your home office if there are so many gadgets. This is also a perfect spot to incorporate some plants. They will increase your work efficiency, focus, and imaginative capacity in addition to helping to counteract all the electromagnetic radiation throughout the air. Furthermore, plants can be your companions when you’re alone. I enjoy interacting with my plants, and I believe it’s how I help them live for so long. I often use Amethyst crystals to revitalize my indoor plants with divine energy. This is also a crystal that’s great for enhancing your wealth.
A FEW OF MY FAVORITE HOUSEPLANTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
A snake plant will serve as a reminder to persevere and prosper in the face of adversity. Snake plants are known for providing strong protective energy in your space, and they are extremely durable and need very little care to grow. Snake plants are perfect for laid-back people who need a reminder of their strength when things get rough. Snake plants are a low-maintenance plant that is suitable for keeping under observation. Meaning, they don’t need much attention but thrive under pressure, just like a Libra! This plant is peculiar in that it can turn carbon dioxide into oxygen at night, which means that if you live in an area with no airflow, having a lot of snake plants around you might help purify the oxygen in your space! Snake plants serve as a reminder that you can choose to thrive through and endure even the most stressful situations, even though you feel lonely or are going through a difficult time. Find a peaceful place in your home to sit next to this plant, close your eyes, and breathe in the cool, clean air it produces to find your peace.
Aloe Vera is a good reminder to sever toxic bonds. Aloe Vera is my favorite houseplant because it has so many advantages and is so simple to maintain. If you’re the sort to give a lot to others (emotionally, financially, or physically), Aloe Vera, and you could be a good match. While you can use the leaves to treat and strengthen skin wounds (burns, cuts, scars, and inflammation) naturally, Aloe Vera is also a strong plant that can purify the surrounding air. It isn’t the same as an air filter, but it will assist in the removal of harmful chemicals from your air. You may need to trim away any dead pieces that aren’t contributing to the plant’s growth during the repotting process. This may serve as a reminder of your own development: as you progress through life stages, you may need to let go of people or things that are preventing you from flourishing. And as you learn more about yourself and encounter new experiences in life, you will need to replant yourself. Make decisions that will help you become the person you want to be.
Try lavender as a reminder to relax and keep calm. This plant has a pleasing appearance, a pleasant scent, and is the source of one of the most widely used essential oils. Lavender (and its strong fragrance) for all those who forget to relax or take a few moments for themselves, particularly at the end of the day. While lavender is not a typical houseplant, it has a plethora of advantages that almost everyone would want to have on hand in some form. The floral scent helps to reduce stress and create a relaxing environment. Because of its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, it’s also a perfect addition to your beauty routine. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or want to get a good night’s sleep, close your eyes and breathe deeply. The soothing aroma will help you relax when you inhale it. Move your lavender plant outside during the warmer spring months to allow it to receive some fresh sunlight. Take a few minutes outside while you’re at it to get your dose of vitamin D.
Plants could be a source of pleasure in your home or workplace. Indoor gardening reduces anxiety, increases innovation, efficiency, and concentration, and aids in the recovery process. Houseplants can also improve the air quality in your home, according to some research.
If you have kids or pets, it’s essential to know which plants are harmful. Be aware of species that exacerbate your asthma or allergies if you have them.
Indoor gardening is indeed a perfect way to bring nature into your home and make it feel more alive.