Sleek, chic and tropical; indoor plants are an easy and inexpensive way to breathe life back into a drab interior. Pleasing to the eye, they’re also bursting with health benefits! Here are 4 of the many benefits of having house plants.
Improve Air Quality
NASA has been researching the impact of plants on air quality for a while now, and they’ve discovered that plants can remove trace levels of toxins from a tightly sealed room, and even remove small amounts of carbon monoxide and formaldehyde from the air. Environmental pollution is everywhere and is especially potent if you live near a big city.
Lower Noise Pollution
Noise pollution is a surefire way to trigger stress in your home. But plants can actually reduce noise pollution by absorbing sound through their stems, leaves, and bark. Like carpeting over hardwood floors, plants can also refract sounds and reduce interior echoes.
Mosquitos are a real drag during the summer months. But certain types of plants can actually repel mosquitos. Nothing ruins a good time outside like these pesky creatures sucking away at your body. Don’t forget, though many house plants are great at deterring pests, some plants are not safe for your pets!
Poor indoor air quality can sometimes trigger colds and the flu during peak months. Not only do indoor plants improve air quality, but they also increase indoor humidity. While this may not sound optimal during the hot summer months, humidity helps deter dry coughs and sore throats. Some studies show that humidity helps curb the transmission of the flu virus and with the Coronavirus going around, this is definitely something to consider.
If live house plants aren’t your thing, regardless of all the benefits, you can always opt for artificial house plants to liven up your living spaces.