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What Are the Benefits of Houseplants?

Explore the benefits of houseplants! From air purification to self-care, there are all kinds of reasons to keep plants in the home.
Bedroom with blue chair and houseplants.

We prune, dust, water, and feed our plants—we even make sure they have the most stylish pots—but what do our plants do for us? As much as we may pamper our plants, it’s clear we get as much out of the equation as they do. Everyday, houseplants are hard at work improving our home environment.

When nestled in a room that’s lush with greenery, we’re more at ease than when in a room without plant life. A plant has the power to shift our space and the way we feel inside it. It’s easy to get disconnected from the healing aspects of nature when life gets busy. That’s why the way we interact with our plants at home can have such a positive and important impact on our well-being. Let’s explore the many ways houseplants create the calming, healthy atmosphere that we enjoy so much.

Bathroom with houseplants
 

Embellishes the Space

Plants bring a space to life. Just like family photos on the fridge and art on the walls, plants are part of what transforms a house into a home. They add a dynamic element to interior design that’s hard to achieve without them.

By including a variety of plants with different colors, sizes, and shapes, we can instill a sense of movement, contrast, and harmony. That’s why many implement plants as an aspect of their space’s feng shui. Cultivating interesting displays with plants prevents the home from feeling stale. With constant growth, our homes can always appear vibrant to ourselves and our guests.

Man on stairs with houseplants

Though many assume that plants are too difficult to grow, or that they don’t have the right lighting, that’s often not true. A space that’s charged with plant life may look impressive, but achieving that look isn’t complicated. Even homes with low light can be spruced up with shade-friendly vegetation, like Snake Plants. Once we learn which plants are best paired to our space and habits, it’s easy to create a green haven in the home.

Improves Oxygen & Air Quality

Houseplants help us breathe easy. By taking carbon dioxide out of the air and releasing oxygen, houseplants create an oxygen-rich environment that can have all kinds of powerful effects. The better air quality can enhance mental clarity as well as physical health. Studies have even shown that plants can remove significant amounts of air toxins. When living in dense, urban environments, having plants is one way to lessen the impact of air pollutants in the home. And even though we may be biased, we think they look better than the other air purifiers on the shelves too.

Best Plants for Boosting Oxygen & Air Purification

Stimulates Self-Care & Connection to Nature

Plants are a part of the life we nurture for ourselves. When we choose to care for a plant, we take a break from the chaos of the day. Even if we’re simply watering a desk plant, this respite allows us to focus our attention on something restorative.

We can’t always connect with nature as much as we’d like to, especially when living in dense urban environments. Having plants within our space, whether it’s on our work desk, in our workout area, or in our kitchen, makes the healing essence of nature accessible to us every day.

Houseplants on work desk

The more we interact with our plants by pruning them, cleaning them, and just admiring them, the more we begin to embrace the calming vibes they put out. This is what inspires us to carry that peace, patience, and nourishment into how we treat ourselves through our own self-care routines.

Promotes Healthy Eating

There’s nothing to say that surrounding ourselves with lots of green will encourage us to eat lots of greens, but it certainly can’t hurt. Growing herbs in the kitchen is a great way to ensure that our diets are full of fresh ingredients. It feels like a waste to prune those delicious herbs and not use them. 

Cutting board with knife and pull and pinch dish with herbs in it.

Instead, we use our carbon steel Pruning Shears with seafoam green handles to take our dining experience to the next level with herbs straight off the vine. We even like to impress guests by using the Pull and Pinch Dish to create a bowl of harvested herb leaves ready to toss over dishes in a matter of seconds. All it takes is tasting the difference fresh herbs make, to ensure we spend more time cooking with healthy ingredients at home.

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