Green Office: 4 Benefits of Plants in Your Work Space

Working from home allows me to create a work space specially tailored to suit my preferences, which translates into lots and lots of houseplants. Filling your space with the bounty of nature can also bring benefits beyond just beauty. Here are 4 benefits of having plants in your work space.

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4 Benefits of Plants in Your Work Space

  1. Purify Air

Indoor plants suck in carbon dioxide and output oxygen. Having lots of plants in your work space will inject oxygen into your area which will make you more alert and prepared to function cognitively. Plants like Aloe Vera are great at purifying oxygen if you have pets or other nuisance smells.

  1. Beautify Space

Plants blend and match every type of home décor and design. The beauty of this natural “art” is endless, and there are hundreds of great indoor plants that can suit all tastes and preferences. Consider creating a living succulent garden for your desk or having a few plants on your windowsill.

  1. Boost Creativity

The color green has been proven to boost creativity and mental alertness. Taking a walk in nature and being surrounded by houseplants have many of the same rejuvenating and refreshing effects.

  1. Encourage Productivity

It’s been proven plants in the office can boost productivity by up to 12 percent. Having green, growing friends can make you more motivated and positive.

I have multiple Jasmine plants, Aloe Vera, Jade, miscellaneous Succulents, Sage and Elephant Bush in my office. Not only do plants offer many benefits such as air purification, there are beautiful to look at and help you to be more creative. I encourage you to go green today and pick up some plants to energize your life.

 

Photo: Elizabeth Adan

By Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth at www.elizabethadan.com, on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.

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