Why More People are Choosing to Decorate with Plants
Plants have been a staple in most offices for years.
But, gone are the days of a plastic plant or a small cactus on a desk. In modern times, most people are making plants a larger feature of their office. From living plant walls to custom color installations, plants are less of a small touch and more of a centerpiece. Not only do they look beautiful, but many benefits come with adding plants to your office.
Plants make oxygen. So naturally, if you fill your space with plants, there will be an increase in oxygen, and carbon dioxide filtration in your space! This not only filters out toxins, but in general freshens up the air we breathe. Air purification is important to ensure you reduce the risk of illness and improve air quality in your business. Some of the best plants for air purification are: Chamadorea, Ficus, Pothos, Philodendron, Dracaena, Sansevieria, and Rhapis palms.
Plants have been shown to reduce stress. With advances in modern technology increasing stress and blue light affecting eyesight, there has been a large push for stress-reducing items. Plants may just be the key to reducing in-office stress. Plants are reminiscent of nature- and by having carefully curated plant displays in your office, it not only appeals to the aesthetic nature of humans but is evocative of being in nature, which studies have shown reduces stress. Having plants in your office is an excellent way to ensure your employees can work in a soothing atmosphere.
Increase Happiness and Productivity
Multiple studies have looked into the effect of plants on productivity, and have found a strong correlation between the two. A 2016 study found that employees whose offices had natural elements and plants reported feeling greater job satisfaction and, in turn, more commitment to productivity than those whose offices did not have these elements.
A connection between productivity and happiness is strong as well. When employees are more productive, they tend to feel more accomplished. Feeling more accomplished leads to increased feelings of happiness and job satisfaction. This increased satisfaction, in turn, ramps up productivity even more, creating a positive cycle of productivity and happiness- which is a wonderful win-win situation! Not only that, but the natural elements of plants are soothing, plus the colors of the plants are a great way to bring joy! These two factors combined show why having plants in your office is a fantastic way to bring joy.
Whether you want individual plants or one of our full-service designs, each of them starts with our award-winning service and design. Choosing to add plants and greenery into your space is a great way to bring your office to the next level. At Kim Parker Plants, we love our plants, and we know you will too. We proudly serve the Silicon Valley and Bay Area, and would love to assist you in your next plant project. To get started, call us at (408) 262-8989!