B a l a n c e d B o dy
Itâ€™s Easy Being Green
By Samantha Young
lants provide a multitude of benefits for both the home and office. From the obvious pop of color to the less obvious health benefits they silently contribute, plants work hard to truly make a space come alive.
Make a Good First Impression It takes just seconds for someone to form a first impression when they walk into a room and plants can help create the aesthetically
pleasing and welcoming atmosphere we seek for our indoor spaces. A business that uses plants in their dĂŠcor displays a positive image by highlighting a love and appreciation of nature, bolstering their brand awareness, and portraying to visitors a sense of sustainability. Likewise, a well decorated home with the addition of live plants, shows pride of ownership and highlights the importance of green living. Live plants immediately convey an acute attention to detail while creating a less sterile environment for your guests. Biophilic design, a concept
that focuses on human connectivity to nature, is now widely utilized by many sectors of the building and interior design industries. For example, by incorporating live plants into treatment rooms, a dental office can make patients feel more at ease and less anxious about their visit. It shows customers that their healthcare professionals value a soothing environment, similar to that which they would find in nature.
Improve Air Quality Live plants can filter pollutants and reduce levels of harmful toxins in any indoor space by making the air cleaner for us to breath and ultimately transforming a room into a more lively space.
Photo by Richard Teufel
Some examples of common indoor toxins include: - Formaldehyde found in various wood products and synthetic fabrics Trichloroethylene LIVING Lavishly
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