Happy Wednesday! Today I want to talk to you about the overall benefits of houseplants. I personally believe that plants are must-haves in everyone’s house. They have been proven to enhance the appearance of a space, boost productivity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants. Plants don’t only look good, they also make us feel good so here are 7 good reasons for you to have indoor plants!
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7 Good Reasons To have Indoor Plants (Benefits of Houseplants)
Boost your mood and reduce stress level
First of all, one of the benefits of houseplants is that they are actually capable of boosting your mood and reducing the level of stress. Numerous studies have found that plants in your home or office can make you feel more comfortable, relaxed, and soothed. If you don’t believe in science, believe in my personal experience. A couple of months ago, my sister came to me and told me that I looked so much happier and harmonious since I got plants. Moreover, for several reasons, houseplants definitely helped me go through the pandemic and quarantine.
Purify the air and increase humidity
Second of all, one of the other benefits of houseplants is that they purify the air. While it is not the main reason I decided to get plants, they have been scientifically proven to reduce indoor pollution. Beyond their beauty, plants are extremely useful. They literally get rid of all sorts of harmful substances, such as benzene, toluene, and carbon monoxide. Plants are capable of filtering the air and offering us a healthy environment. They can also increase the level of humidity which facilitates breathing.
Act as a decorative item in your house
Now, the third good reason to have houseplants is that they look beautiful in any apartment. They enhance the appearance of any space and become decorative items on their own! In fact, I much prefer buying plants than vases or frames to decorate. It’s just more sustainable. Furthermore, plants add life and color to any room. Most of them look green, which is the colour of courage, luck and hope, but other unique plants offer different tons of pink, red, blue or yellow.
Make you feel good and surrounded
Another benefit of indoor plants is that they have the power to make us feel good and surrounded. First of all, plants actually promote communication by being a topic of conversation. I often connect with strangers for sharing the same passion as them. And plants are one of them. Second of all, if you believe in energy, plants spread so much positive vibe and make us feel less alone. They literally surround us with love and positivity. I don’t know about you, but I always feel better in nature, and having lots of plants in my house allows me to achieve the same feeling.
Boost your productivity
The fifth good reason to have indoor plants is that they create an environment that is soothing and productive. Amongst the many scientific studies done on houseplants, a lot of them showed that plants have the unique characteristic of boosting productivity, helping us get creative and achieve more at work.
Give you a feeling of accomplishment
One of the other benefits of houseplants is that they give you an incomparable feeling of accomplishment and pride. The joy that you feel when you see a new leaf growing, a plant thriving or a flower blooming is what I am talking about. Seeing the number of plants I have and that I have propagated make me feel like I have achieved something and gives me a slight boost of self-confidence.
It’s a therapeutic hobby
Lastly, one of the benefits of having houseplants is that they are an amazing therapeutic hobby. Yes, indoor gardening is extremely healing, as it has been proven by many scientists, but it’s also a fun hobby to have. I am in no way a plant expert and I don’t consider a career in gardening or plant consultation. However, developing a new hobby was so beneficial for me. It allowed me to learn something new and helped me take my mind off things. After a long day at work, I love pampering my plants. Of course, it has its share of struggle, but it’s nothing that utterly ruins the wonderful experience of indoor gardening.
7 Good Reasons To Have Indoor Plants (Benefits of houseplants)
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Mélanie Grégoire (2020). Plantes vertes: Une Jungle entre quatres murs. Montréal: Québec Amérique