If you're feeling down and out this winter, it's time to perk up with some indoor greenery! Studies have shown that houseplants are not just pretty to view, they can also improve your mood and bring joy to your home. Here's why:
Improved air quality: Houseplants are natural air purifiers, which means they help remove harmful toxins and increase the levels of oxygen in your home. This can lead to improved respiratory and overall health, which is great news for those who suffer from seasonal allergies or other health issues.
Caring for plants is therapeutic: Research has found that taking care of living things, like plants, can increase feelings of satisfaction and decrease feelings of anxiety and depression. It's a fun and simple task to tend to your plants, and watching them grow and thrive can be incredibly rewarding.
Green with happiness: Incorporating green into your home through houseplants is a great way to combat the feeling of "cabin fever" that often comes with long, dark winter days. The natural beauty of plants can provide a soothing and calming effect, and bring a smile to your face every time you walk into the room.
Plants are natural mood boosters: According to the Agricultural University of Norway, plants in the workplace increased employees' health and happiness levels by 15%. Another study conducted at the National Chin-Yi University of Technology in Taiwan found that indoor plants can boost positive emotions, reduce negative feelings, and relieve physical discomfort.
In short, houseplants are the perfect way to spruce up your home and bring some cheer to your winter blues. So, stop by the boutique today to take home a little bit of happy, and add some green to your home or office!
Clockwise from top left:
Pothos Marble Queen - $9.99 (Pot for $29.99) Moon Valley Pilea - $24.99 (Pot for $39.99)
ZZ Plant (10 in.) - $69.99 (Pot for $59.99)
Peperomia Raindrop - $16.99 (Pot for $16.99)