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Adding greenery to a space has become one of the most popular trends in interior design, but there’s so much more to it than just a way to make your space look pretty--although it certainly does that too. There are actually many health and wellness benefits to having greenery on display in your home. Here are a few reasons you should consider going green in your indoor spaces.
Mental Health Benefits
Being surrounded by living plants has a variety of mental health benefits. It can help increase relaxation, reduce stress and sharpen your focus. Plants are a natural mood booster too, releasing chemicals in the air to help you feel brighter and more positive, and having growing things in your environment also helps increase your productivity and creativity. Nature fosters creation!
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Physical Health Benefits
Because plants emit oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide, they are amazing air purifiers. If you are wanting to reduce the negative effects of emissions from things like plastics, synthetic fabrics and toxins in cleaning products, plants can absorb a lot of that so you don't have to! Some kinds of plants have also been proven to help speed up the recovery process from illness.
These are just some of the benefits to having greenery in your home. They are great for making a home feel more clean and relaxing, and also for helping bring any dead space that may show up in a design to life. Here are some of our favorite trendy species of greenery to add to any room for a calming and aesthetic effect.
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The Snake Plant is a very low maintenance plant that doesn’t even need a lot of light to survive! It does really well in low light with a little bit of sunlight. Plus, look how stunning it is! They grow to a decent height, which makes them nice to put against an otherwise blank wall.
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The Rubber Tree is such a cute plant and super easy to take care of. The best rule of thumb when it comes to a rubber tree is that under watering is better than over watering. It does well in lots of sunlight and having a space of its own so it’s not getting overcrowded with other plants.
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Aloe Vera is not only so pretty, but it has so many amazing health benefits! It’s great for your skin and has wonderful healing properties. Make sure to give it lots of sun and just a little bit of water.
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The Philodendron Green is a really good beginner houseplant because it’s so easy to take care of. They can grow up to 10 feet long, which makes them fantastic for putting up on high shelves to drape down and make a pretty green veil. It’s also very easy to prune if it starts to get a little out of hand.
So there it is, everything you need to know to get started on adding the great outdoors to your indoor space. We hope we’ve inspired you to go green.