Indoor plants come with a range of benefits so there are plenty of reasons to incorporate them as part of your home decor.
Plants act as air purifiers and naturally filer out many toxins present in the air. This is the most obvious health benefit that you can derive from them. Apart from the health aspect, indoor plants make great decorative pieces and you can fit them into almost any decorating or color scheme.
According to the principles of Feng Shui, when plants are placed in a family area they help chi or positive energy to flow freely throughout the house.
Unknown to us, our homes, especially if they are older constructions, harbor several toxins in the air such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. These substances can be commonly found in the carpeting or around household objects. Indoor plants get rid of these toxins and make our houses healthier places to live in.
These plants brighten up the decor of any room. They come in a range of colors, not just green and can be made to match any color scheme. They also come in varying sizes such as bonsais and even small shrubs. If you are short on space, you can opt for a hanging arrangement of indoor plants that will not take up much room.
Feng Shui recommends placing plants in a room as they symbolize life energy. As already mentioned, they encourage the flow of chi and therefore create positive vibes.
Most of these plants do not take up too much time in terms of maintenance as they are of the hardier variety. You just need to water them regularly and snip off any dead twigs or leaves. Some indoor plants may require you to place them in the sun for a few days intermittently. This is why you need to select your plants with care while buying them. Make sure they suit your lifestyle and are appropriate for the amount of time you can devote to their care. If you are new to buying indoor plants, opt for the hardiest ones available.
Indoor plants are a great way of teaching your children to be responsible. You can assign a few plants to every child and ask her to be responsible for its well-being.
Indoor plants not only add color and cheer to your house but also provide a calming influence in the midst of our frenetic lives.