• Emily Seymour

The Benefits of House Plants

We all know that plants add a nice touch to our interior spaces, but did you know that there are actual benefits to having plants in your space?

Plants purify air and help you breathe easier - According to NASA research, plants can remove up to 87% of VOCs every 24 hours. VOCs are volatile organic compounds, which include substances like formaldehyde (present in cigarette smoke), benzene and trichloroethylene (both found in paint, inks, and solvents).

Plants help reduce stress - According to many experiments, people experience less stress when there are plants around them.

Plants improve your learning abilities - Not only do plants help boost productivity levels, but they also boost your learning capabilities. Plants in your space help boost focus and mental clarity, which helps us focus on our tasks.

Plants improve health - According to researchers at Kansas State University, adding plants to hospital rooms can speed up recovery rates of surgical patients. Patients in rooms with plants request less pain medication, experience less anxiety, and are released from the hospital sooner, in comparison to patients in rooms without plants.

Plants help lower background noise - Plants are used to reduce noise from busy roads and background noise levels inside buildings.

How many plants should you place in your home? It depends on your personal taste, goals, and the amount of room that you have.

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