If you’ve never cared for a plant, don’t be alarmed- you’re in good company. Plants can be intimidating, and oftentimes you might think it’s just better to reach for that fake (but ultimately convincing) plant that needs no love at all to flourish. We’re here to tell you, however, that the benefits of having real plants, that require some real love, outweigh the costs.
Satisfaction- There is nothing quite like the feeling of completing a task successfully. You know, like finalizing that task your boss assigned you, cooking that recipe you’ve been eyeing up for months. Or taking you back in time- finishing off that paper you had to write. Caring for a plant offers the same sense of satisfaction. Watering and caring for a plant that thrives (and believe us, it will) gives you a mood lifting sense of accomplishment.
Air quality- Studies from NASA show that houseplants can remove over 85% of air toxins within 24 hours! Can you even believe that!? Listen, we are all spending a lot more time at home these days, and the more time we spend indoors, the more of that same air we are breathing in. So if there’s an option for us to bring in some life (literally) to our home, we want in!
Improved concentration- Did you know that plants in your workspace promote concentration and productivity. In fact, plants can increase productivity by 15%. Now, you may have noticed we said “workspace” and this is supposed to be about our homes. But, right now many of us are working from home, so why not do what you can to boost productivity.
Mental health benefits- It is proven that plants boost our mood. Humans feel happier when they are surrounded by nature. Now there may be varying opinions on this, but it likely links back to early times when we were always in nature. However, we’re not here for a history lesson, we’re here for light entertainment and a little inspiration. So take it as it is- plants make you happy- and in the midst of a pandemic, who couldn’t use a little extra happy?
Aesthetic- There is no denying that plants are a “vibe” these days. Every Instagram worthy home shot has if not one, multiple house plants in it that offer lovely pops of colour in a modern neutral palette.
What's almost as fun as picking out your plant? Picking out pots for your plant to live! We’ve got many pots in our showroom and are happy to help you pick one, or many out. One of our current favourites is the Wise Eggs planter from Global Views. Need some advice on what plants might look best in your room? Don’t be afraid to ask us. Plants are the home accessory you never knew you needed- until now!