How to bring the outdoors indoors


Greenery was named Pantone’s colour of the year in 2017, and it’s not set to disappear anytime soon in 2018. Indoor plants and succulents are still a popular interior theme for both domestic and commercial properties, and not only do they look great, but there are also plenty of health and wellness benefits when incorporating them into a space. This concept is often referred to as Biophilia, which highlights the focus on the connection between nature and the areas we work and live to improve health and wellbeing. By creating a unique and tranquil spot for people, you are promoting a space that is of benefit to both physical and mental happiness.

If you’re looking to use indoor plants to create an outdoor feel, take a look at some of the ways you can do this in any space.

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Plants add a natural touch to any room, and in work environments, they can also give you scope to craft interesting displays. This concept is crossing over from residential areas to corporate spaces and is especially prevalent in urban settings where there is little room for greenery or enjoyment of the outdoors. This solution is also an inexpensive way to segment working areas, and improve employee and visitor wellbeing.

Health and productivity benefits of plants and indoor foliage

Plants are believed to support creativity and productivity, so integrate well into work environments. There are also several health benefits for indoor planting and living walls including improving air quality and regulating humidity in a space. This makes a room more comfortable and fresher to work in, which in turn helps to relieve work stresses and improves motivation.

Type of plants to use in indoor spaces

Indoor plants can create an interesting work or hospitality area and if well-maintained will ensure the space remains tranquil and engaging for many years. There are several plants that are suitable for these types of environment, and several don’t require too much maintenance to keep them looking great. Examples of great indoor plants include:

  • Ferns
  • Succulents
  • Living walls
  • Ficus trees
  • Dracaena

When choosing the right plants for the space, it is always a good idea to speak with a professional about the watering requirements, optimum living conditions, growth rate, and general maintenance for your display.

Ways to create unique spaces to promote creativity and productivityphs greenleafs install of indoor plants

Plants are perfect for creating natural segmentation in a space. Unlike traditional barriers such as railings or pillars, plants give the illusion of space and provide a tranquil aesthetic. This use of plants is perfect for hotels, restaurants, and cafes plus works well in educational establishments to section learning spaces. Green screens can also help to create subtle privacy in public areas without being overwhelming.

If you’d like assistance on how living spaces can work within your company environment, contact us for a free quote and discover a range of cost-effective solutions to suit your individual requirements.

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