This week, we’re going to be turning our attention to the living things that don’t necessarily move, but that can still make a big impact on our moods and our spaces. It might sound strange, but studies have shown that adding houseplants to your living space can help you de-stress, as well as create a positive atmosphere.
What Plants Can Do?
Having plants in your home has been proven to lower stress and reduce anxiety, and their brightness can make your home seem larger. So, how do you choose the right plants for your space? For a calm, relaxed vibe, look for low-light plants that don’t need a lot of attention. (Think: pothos, peace lilies, and dieffenbachia.) For a space that needs a little more light, look for plants that can be placed near a window or skylight. (Go for pothos, Schefflera, or spider plants.)
Everyone loves plants, and for a good reason. Since they are not stationary, you can easily move them around to create a different vibe in each room of your home. For example, large, colorful plants in the living room can help brighten up space and make it look more inviting. On the other hand, if you choose smaller plants, like a couple of small orchids, you could place them on a bookshelf in the corner of the room. You can also use plants as a way to personalize your space. Cover a bookcase with a leafy green plant, and it will instantly be transformed from an ordinary piece of furniture into a focal point of the room.
Turn Your Home Into a Place Where You Can Relax
As we know, our home is very important to us. We spend much of our time in our homes. Therefore they should be comfortable and reflect our personality. The presence of plants in our homes can add a relaxing vibe and can help us de-stress and improve our mood.
Not only do houseplants add a pop of green to your home, but they also help keep the air around you clean and keep you healthy! Here is a list of our favorite houseplants. Feel free to pick a couple to add to your own home!
If you want to create a relaxing vibe in your home, one of the easiest ways to do that is by adding a few plants. Plants help purify the air, and many people find that the presence of plants in their homes helps them to feel calmer and more relaxed. There are also many different types of plants that come in a wide range of sizes, so you are certain to find one that is perfect for your home.
Add Plants that Have Health Benefits
In addition to adding some green to your home, you can also choose plants that have specific health benefits to help you relax. For example, the act of caring for plants can reduce stress, as it requires attention and encourages mindfulness. Petting or looking at plants can also help reduce anxiety since the simple act of touching a living thing can release the bonding hormone oxytocin. So, start by taking a look at our list of the best plants for your home, and try to incorporate a few into your living space.
Having lots of plants around your home can reduce stress, improve your well-being, and generally create a happier environment for you and your family. (The American Horticultural Society estimates that having plants in your home can improve your overall mental health by up to 20 percent!) And if you’re planning on decorating for the holidays, now is the perfect time to find inspiration for your space!
Are You Ready to Start With Your Home Decoration by Adding Plants?
Before getting started, you should decide what kind of plants you want to use for your decorating project. Are you trying to create a green, lush look, or do you want to use more of a neutral color scheme for your decorating scheme? Are you interested in using plants for aromatherapy? Keep these goals in mind when selecting plants for your home. You will surely love the result.