2020 has been a chaotic year at the best of times. A silver lining for many of us is finally finding the time to invest in de-cluttering and redecorating. This is a super productive use of time, especially if it involves our little green friends.
And hey, guess what? There's a chance adding plants to your interior designs will transform your life.
Okay, we know this sounds dramatic, but house plants do have amazing benefits for both your health and your home. Maybe you're considering starting your own urban jungle? Perhaps you're a houseplant pro and it's time you expanded your ever-growing collection.
We’ve outlined exactly how houseplants impact your day-to-day life. You'll be wondering why you didn’t invest sooner.
How Indoor Plants Will Transform your Life
Little bursts of greenery in your home are proven to boost physical well-being. One of the most useful plant superpowers is cleansing the air of toxins. This means removing nasty chemical residue from paints, solvents or cigarettes is at the top of their to-do list.
Plants also humidify the air, ultimately helping fight viruses which could be the cause of that sore throat or runny nose you've been experiencing. Some plants even produce negative ions which can attach to bacteria, viruses, and other allergens, in turn reducing your chances of getting ill. Pretty cool, right?
Which plants are best for cleansing the air?
Dracaena trifasciata (Snake Plants to you and me)
- Filters the air
- Releases oxygen day and night
- Looks exotic and majestic
While most houseplants produce CO2 overnight due to a lack of photosynthesis, Snake Plants continue to release oxygen! This makes them the ideal plant for your bedside table.
We've covered your physical health, but what about your mental well-being? 'Stress-free' is not a term I'd associate with this year so far, but adding house plants to your humble abode may just calm some of those anxieties. You'll be glad to know that in addition to their easy-breezy air cleansing abilities, indoor plants are proven to reduce heart rate and blood pressure.
Studies have found that the presence of indoor plants can enhance mental well-being by increasing feelings of happiness and optimism. Surrounded by nature in the comfort of your own home, get ready to feel soothed, calm, and radiate positivity while letting your plants do the hard work.
Which plants are best for mental health benefits?
Monstera deliciosa (Swiss Cheese)
- Calming properties
- Traps dust
- Keeps you alert
- Large leaves release oxygen
Plants dotted around your house are extremely aesthetically pleasing, but imagine if they improved your work habits too...
You're in luck.
Studies have found that plants and vegetation are linked with improved productivity and concentration. Bringing colour and dynamic edge to your decor, it makes sense that they also impact your creativity levels. I think we can all agree that getting those creative juices flowing can only be a good thing for our work habits. With so many of us now working remotely, it’s the perfect time to spruce up your home office and boost your performance!
Which plants are best for helping me focus?
- Brings good luck
- Thrives in all light conditions
- Increases oxygen flow
- Purifies the air
Increasing oxygen flow, these plants will energise your workspace, help you focus, and improve performance. As well as bringing good luck, Devil's Ivy is known for being speedy growers! Set yours up on your desk and let their growth mirror your work progress!
Snooze ya lose
...but in this case, you're winning.
You're probably sick of hearing us bang on about the air-purifying properties of plants. But we're not sorry. And we are going to continue to tell you why these little oxygen harvesters benefit your life in yet another way.
This one is pretty self-explanatory; oxygen helps you breathe. And, believe it or not, we still need to breathe while we're asleep. If anything, it's more important to ensure a constant flow of oxygen around your bedroom while you're catching some Zs.
Which plants are best for beauty sleep?
- Air purifying
- Increase oxygen levels
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance introduction to houseplants that'll have you drifting off in no time, we’ve got you covered. Despite being the Cuteness Queen's of the houseplant hierarchy, succulents are truly very basic. (Don't tell them we said that)
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They're unbelievably cute, practically impossible to kill, and will help you get that much-needed beauty sleep. Commitment issues? No problem. Our Mini Duo Set is the ideal intro to your new sleepy sidekicks.
Here at Summer's Jungle, we're pretty confident in our plant styling abilities. With lock-down restrictions and periods of isolation, more time is being spent in the home than ever before. Ensuring your home is welcoming, calming, and inspiring is a necessary self-care measure.
Houseplants are an easy, low maintenance way to add colour, freshness, and life to your space. A statement plant in an empty corner can completely transform a room, just like a collection of mini succulents can enhance your entire work from home environment.
Take the plunge and create your urban jungle. Being stuck inside isn't ideal, so let's make the most of it. We believe houseplants really can transform your life and home. And you never know, bringing the outside in may be the answer to your ever-growing nature cravings.