Anyone who has been in our home or office can see that we LOVE plants. Having plants in our
indoor space is so important to us for many reasons—way beyond just being a beautiful approach
to interior design!
Because we spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, these spaces make up our main source of
the air we breathe each day. For this reason, it is critical that we become more aware of the spaces
we inhabit and more conscious of the air that we are consuming. One way we can do this is by
adding some greenery to our interior spaces. These living creatures add much more than
aesthetics to the places we inhabit—they also boost our physical, mental, and emotional
wellbeing, as well.
The Benefits of Indoor Plants:
1. Air Quality
-Due to the natural process of photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide—the element
we release when exhaling—and produce oxygen, the element we breathe in when inhaling.
So plants literally breathe new life into your space. (1)
2. Physical Health
-With improved air quality comes improved physical health. Some studies show that indoor
plants reduce the presence of pesky symptoms, like sore throats, headaches, and runny
noses, and one study in particular showed a 60 percent decline in sickness rates in offices
with indoor plants. (1)
-Tending to plants can instill a sense of purpose and responsibility that is good for our
emotional wellbeing. From a medical standpoint, studies have shown that patient recovery
has been aided by the presence of plants, and horticultural therapy has been prescribed to
patients who suffer from trauma or mental health illnesses. (2)
-Studies have shown that both classrooms and offices where plants are present contribute
to an environment that produces more productivity, creativity, and focus. (1, 2)
Now that you know why we believe you should fill your indoor spaces with plants, where should
you start? Pothos plants are the answer. These beautiful plants grow downward in a waterfall
fashion (check out this elegant indoor plant in our feature image), and they are very low
maintenance due to their ability to grow in areas with both high and low light.
So, what you are waiting for? It’s time to go green, both inside and out!
In gratitude and good health,
Matt and Monica