If you've been following along, I moved into my new place just a few months ago, and have been focused on purchasing brand new furniture, linens, and appliances, replacing all old things and creating new energy in this new place. But there is something missing that I don't think I can continue to bypass as I continue to decorate. Plants.
Research shows that indoor plants can lower stress levels in humans, and that taking care of plants calm the autonomic nervous system and lowered blood pressure. Also, when people work near plants, studies show that those people report better concentration, satisfaction, and perceived air quality.
Now, here are some other reported benefits of having plants in and around the house:
- Increased happiness
- Lowered blood pressure
- Faster recovery from illness
- Negate cigarette smoke
- Humidify the air
- Improve sleep
- Improve mental health
- Sharper focus and mental acuity
All of that, and they make your home look and feel more inviting, warm, and rich. When choosing a houseplant, however, be sure to take into account the amount of light the plants will need, versus the sort of light your place gets throughout the day. Take into consideration watering needs, and be sure to buy pots and supplies that will help your new plants be happy and healthy. Your best bet will be to get some help from a salesperson at the nursery to make sure you get it right.
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