Greenery has the ability to enliven any space, but designers are catching on to the various other benefits that live plants can carry into a concept and imbue upon the people inhabiting it. In a story from Top Wire News, Delhi, India lifestyle retailer Winni revealed five ways designing with foliage is becoming more and more popular.
First is plants’ ability to reduce stress in such blood pressure-raising environments as hospitals and offices. According to the press release, statistics show that hospital patients greatly benefit from the presence of indoor plants, while factories with calculated landscaping see more productive workers. Lush greenery is also said to aid with headaches and fatigue.
Related to people’s personal health, another item on Winni’s list is improved air quality, as indoor plants are known to absorb carbon dioxide and even some dirt particles before they release oxygen into the environment. More remarkably, some snake plants can absorb poisons and toxins.
Next is the feeling of pride on gets from successfully caring for indoor and outdoor plants. Combined with the benefits on human stress levels, keeping plants around can dramatically increase our overall well-being.
As far as design itself is concerned, another reason Winni encourages the use of greenery is simply that they are aesthetically pleasing. Beyond that, they can also be mildly functional in improving an indoor environment’s acoustics.
Finally, and most applicable to the designers, plants are a budget-friendly way to liven up a space. Plants bought in-person or online can be a cost-effective way to outfit a fresh space.