When we talk about houseplants, it’s usually about how pretty they are or how rare they are – it’s surprising that there are still plenty of Aussies who have yet to realise how indoor plants can offer more than beauty. Plants are beneficial to improving air quality when kept indoors. Keeping them in our homes can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, asthma attacks, allergies and provide a plethora of physical, mental and aesthetic benefits to our lives.
Whether you are a part-time or full-time garden hobbyist, completely new to plants or simply a nature lover, this article will provide some insights on how you can improve your indoor living space by using plants.
Improve your air quality at home
Houseplants can play a huge role in keeping your home healthy. They can keep the dust down, help with humidity and provide a place for good bacteria to live. In fact, houseplants can even trap air pollutants before they get to your lungs. It has been shown in NASA studies that indoor plants can help remove VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and other indoor air pollutants that have been attributed to allergies, sickness, headaches and fatigue. If you have even just a few little plants in your home, this can still be a huge benefit. They can help fight off colds with increased humidity and decreased dust in your home environment.
Having a single plant as an air purifier in your home can help improve the air quality in your home by 25%. Volatile organic compounds, inorganic compounds like carbon monoxide and dust particles are examples of air pollutants that are often found in homes. Having air that is rid of these pollutants can result in long-term health benefits, so try and increase your number of plants.
At Cheeky Plant Co., there’s a wide range of indoor plants available that are suitable no matter what circumstances you’re in – whether you’re new to plants, need low light plants or even pet-safe plants for your home, there’s a plant for you.
Take a hold of your wellbeing
Indoor plants can make a big difference in the quality of your life. They can improve your productivity and provide a range of benefits to your wellbeing. Growing your own indoor plants is an excellent way to take care of your mental health and wellbeing. Indoor plants give us an opportunity to reflect and even learn from the world around us. They provide us with a little therapy while we unwind, and they make an effort to adapt to our changing environments – something which can help us stay calm in stressful situations. There are numerous benefits you can reap from keeping your indoor spaces filled with happy and healthy growth.
Studies have found that being around greenery can help improve your mood and overall wellbeing. Having indoor plants in your home or office can help create a healthy environment indoors where you can feel relaxed, inspired and full of positivity. Green is also relaxing to look at when resting your eyes from computer or mobile phone screens.
Plants make people happy as they are something that can grow with them and it simply gives them something to do. The idea of taking on responsibility to care for something can be a good learning experience and ultimately a sense of accomplishment when the plant is thriving in your hands.
Stylise your home
If you’re struggling with keeping your home looking clean, try adding some indoor plants. They are often overlooked as an addition to any home, but the impact is great and they are very easy to care for. Home interiors tend to be a bit cramped if you don’t have a natural eye for interior design, so indoor plants are a great way to add a fresh, airy look to any room. They improve our home environment, making it feel more peaceful, cleaner and pleasant. By adding some greenery into your home, you help preserve the natural feel of the outdoors for the enjoyment of those who live with you.
Houseplants are a trending piece of home décor for interior design these days, so if you want to maintain a modern style in your home, plants are the way to go. It’s natural and minimalistic yet it has the power to make bold statements for your interior design. Your home can be the envy of guests when you add colour and liveliness through unique green accents of plant foliage on shelves and tabletops across your rooms. Apart from decorating living rooms, bathrooms and the bedrooms of your home, indoor plants can also be used to screen off unattractive areas. You can’t go wrong with plants!
About Cheeky Plant Co.
Cheeky Plant Co. is an Australian online plant shop that sells a wide variety of indoor plants and succulents, delivering all across QLD, NSW, VIC, SA and ACT. They have a strong focus on improving the lives of Australians by providing beautiful, affordable plants and facilitating the delivery of plants straight to the homes or offices of people who need a little more nature in their lives.