7 Benefits of Having Plants in Your Home

Plants can greatly change the look and feel of your home. Most people think about the beauty they add, but there are various other reasons it might benefit you to include them in your home. Understanding these reasons might change your mind about having them. So, here are seven benefits of having plants in your home.

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Stress

It has been shown that indoor plants can help reduce stress levels in both home and office environments. Studies indicate plants can cause a reduction in blood pressure levels, heart rates and breathing problems since they remind people of the outside. Adding some decorative plants to your kitchen or bedroom can drastically improve your stress levels and make you feel more relaxed.

Improve productivity

It has been proven that people are more productive and have a higher level of concentration if they’re near plants. Putting some plants in high traffic areas of your home, such as the kitchen and family room, will allow you to be more focused throughout the day. You’ll end up feeling less anxious and more concentrated on your daily tasks.

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Purify the air

Plants are wonderful at reducing harmful chemicals throughout your home. If your home is consistently feeling stuffy and has some bad odours in it, consider adding some plants in particular rooms. You’ll quickly realise a change in the air quality and should have an easier time breathing. Also, you’ll find that it will be easier to sleep at night because you won’t be breathing in harmful toxins.

Save money

Plants can help you save money because you won’t need to spend money on air fresheners or deodorisers anymore. Plants have a naturally fresh and pleasing aroma that’ll add beauty to your home. Also, you can create your own garden instead of having to go to the grocery store to buy fruits and vegetables. You’d be surprised how much money you can save with a garden.

Improve Sleep

If you struggle to sleep at night you should consider adding some plants to your bedroom. You will quickly have an easier time falling asleep due to the natural aroma of plants as well as their health benefits. The release of oxygen will make it easier for you to get tired and have a restful sleep. Instead of resorting to a natural supplement or a sleeping pill, consider the impact of a plant.

Help fight colds

Plants can decrease the amount of dry air that is spread throughout your home. By having plants in your home you’ll have higher humidity levels and can end up feeling better overall. It’s not healthy breathing in a lot of dry air since it can cause asthma, sinus issues, bronchitis and dehydration. Plants such as Eucalyptus can help clear congestion because of the scent it emits into the air.

Add beauty and decor

Plants add character and style to any room and can enhance your home design. Choose plants that reflect your personality. Not only can you get colourful foliage, but you can also get traditional ones, like ferns. They will add texture and depth to your décor and display your home the way you wish it to be viewed.

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There are several different types of plants that can enhance your home design. You can find small, medium and large plants as well as plants that are hanging and others that are meant to be in a container. A unique kind of plant is the Monstera Deliciosa. This plant grows to be quite large, about two to three meters and produces fruit. It has large heart-shaped leaves and grows to be about nine inches long. As the fruit ripens, it gives off a sweet smell that can give your house a nice aroma. Additionally, the fruit is edible, so it saves money on buying fruit.

Once you understand the key benefits of indoor plants and how they can not only add style to your house but also help you in terms of your health, you won’t hesitate to buy some. It won’t take long until you realize how plants are a great piece of décor for your home and can quickly elevate your mood. Before buying any plants it’s important to understand how to properly care for them and ensure that you have enough space to properly store the plant.

References:
1. Why indoor plants make you feel better.
2. Monstera Deliciosa: What It Is and How to Care For It
3. Do indoor plants really clean the air?

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Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman. She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is self-employed as a content writer, copywriter and social media manager and is a Mum to her seven-year-old son, two-year-old daughter, five chickens, Benny the dog and wife to Mr G. They all live happily, mid-renovation, in their little worker's cottage in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
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