From stunning interior plantscapes to fresh seasonal blooms, more and more workspaces are incorporating natural greenery into their decor. Many studies have demonstrated that simply adding indoor plants can significantly benefit business owners and their organizations by boosting employee productivity.
In addition to their aesthetic benefits, sharing your workspace with interior plants can transform your office into a happier, healthier environment for employees, clients, and visitors. Here’s how.
Office plants lower employee stress levels
Environmental Health Perspectives claimed in a recent study that freshening up your space with natural greenery can help you feel more comfortable and relaxed. Moreover, these researchers found that interacting with nature can naturally lower blood pressure, leading to reduced stress and increased happiness.
Meanwhile, research by the University of Technology, Sydney, showed significant reductions in stress levels among employees when plants were added to their workspace, with decreasing levels of reported tension, depression, and fatigue.
Fresh greenery naturally purifies the air
Interior office plants improve air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and combining it with water and light to produce energy. NASA researchers found that plants were effective at removing chemicals such as formaldehyde, benzene, and trichloroethylene from the air, making it cleaner and safer for humans to breathe.
Moreover, recent studies discovered that plants can help reduce carbon dioxide levels by approximately 10 percent in air-conditioned offices and 25 percent in buildings without air conditioning.
Modern office plants reduce noise
While outdoor plants are frequently used to reduce noise pollution along highways, interior designers can apply the same concept to change the acoustics of office spaces. Thanks to their flexible and porous nature, indoor plants offer natural noise reduction benefits in offices, lobbies, and conference rooms.
With strategic placement in areas with hard surfaces, such as hardwood floors or concrete walls, plants will effectively absorb noises that can interfere with employee productivity.
Interior office plants boost employee morale
Indoor plants not only bring beautiful shades of green into the office, but they also help create a fresh visual experience that leads to happier and healthier employees. Multiple studies have shown that workspace plantscapes increase creativity and boost employee morale.
For example, The American Society for Horticultural Science found that people with plants in their workspace were less prone to “sick building syndrome” and took fewer sick days. Further, the same study discovered that students in a campus computer lab worked 12 percent faster with plants nearby.
Office and lobby designs featuring lush arrangements and living plant walls can also help convey a positive, innovative brand image, making your office more attractive to clients, visitors, and job applicants.
Transform your office with fresh greenery
From introducing green zones into your office with ceramic wallscape hanging planters to showcasing seasonal blooms in a beautiful ceramic flower vase, there are countless ways to breathe life into your workplace with fresh greenery.
At Pandemic Design Studio, our hand-crafted, premium-quality ceramics collections are unrivaled in style, innovation, and aesthetics. Bring the outdoors in and beautify your office with our sustainable ceramic planters today. Contact us to learn more.