We all feel calmer and happier when we’re closer to nature. This is something many businesses are now aware of, so they take care to make the outdoor areas of their premises look attractive with outdoor plants and even vertical gardens. But did you know that indoor plants can have an equally positive effect on the workplace? Studies show that being around plants in your working environment has a number of important positive effects on your wellbeing.
Here are some of the benefits of indoor plants, which you can enjoy by including some within your office space.
1. Plants improve mental health and wellbeing
Research from universities in the USA and Norway shows that workers who are surrounded by indoor plants or flowers are happier and more productive. Plants can help to relieve the symptoms of stress and anxiety, lift moods and improve concentration. These are all extremely positive benefits for your workforce.
2. Plants improve physical health, too
The physical health benefits of indoor plants are also hugely beneficial to anyone working in an office setting. Indoor plants have been shown to reduce minor ailments and help people recover quickly from illness. This means fewer absences and a healthier workplace.
3. Plants improve the workplace environment
The air in an office is full of toxins. These can come from numerous sources, including carpets, office furniture, air conditioning and electronic devices. Combined, they make the air quality in the average office extremely poor. One of the most important benefits of indoor plants is that they absorb these toxins, purifying the air and creating a much healthier working environment.
4. Plants attract clients!
Clients are attracted to businesses which look well-cared-for. Plants make your office a much more attractive space, and can even be used as a type of living art, creating fascinating design features in the workplace. By including and maintaining indoor plants in the office, you will attract more clients and keep them coming back to you.
Find out more about the benefits of indoor plants
If you’re interested in including indoor plants in your office space and don’t know how to get started, The Plant Man is happy to help! You can find plenty of useful information on our blog, and see examples of how plants can improve an office space by heading to the gallery.