Each new year introduces new design trends. For 2018, get ready for something that’s perfectly natural. Indoor greenery is predicted to play a key role in home design this year, and that means finding new ways to use plants in a variety of settings. Even if you’re only able to accommodate a plant or two, you can use the surrounding environment to bring out the green and emphasize the natural touches.
One thing that’s great about using plants as design elements is that they’re affordable and come in all different shades, shapes, and sizes. You can find plants to fit a tall, skinny vertical space or fill up a ledge with a thick, short, bushy plant. With so many different varieties available, it’s easy to completely customize your look — and change it up whenever you please.
There’s more than aesthetics to adding plants. Plants are believed to be good for health, and help clean the indoor air. Including plants as part of your décor is not only a great way to decorate your space, but it also adds some significant health benefits. A green plant can help minimize the amount of carbon dioxide in a room and improve your overall air quality.
Plants are also very helpful in ridding the air of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are gases that come from building materials like paint and carpet as well as from plastics and electronics. This is important because VOCs have been found to be highly toxic and carcinogenic and can disrupt the endocrine system.
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That’s not all a plant can do for you. If dry indoor air is a problem, plants can help raise the humidity level by emitting water vapor into the air. They also produce negative ions, much like an air purifying machine. They do this by removing particles such as mold spores, bacteria, dust, and other allergens. Negative ions are directly connected to increased feelings of well-being.
If you decide to use plants as a healthy and attractive decorating tool, start by investigating specific plants that could add to the well-being of your home while suiting your design style.
Incorporating plants in your décor can also make people more creative, productive and reduce stress. As you’re redecorating your home with greenery, look to Executive Furniture Rentals to find the latest styles to help you get a trendy in 2018!