We’re all familiar with the refrain, “New Year, New You!” which we use in abundance in the weeks after January 1. But we here at Beneva Plantscapes think that attitude can just as easily be applied to revitalizing our spaces. Winter is just the time to begin transforming where we live and work, breathing new life not only into our daily routines, but into the rooms where we spend most of our time. One of the easiest ways to do this is to add green plants to the scene, and there’s no place that benefits more from a modern plant install than the workplace. Corporate or commercial environments are often the spaces that need that green the most. They’re larger, often lacking in natural light and rely on a lot of vertical space to accommodate all within their purview.
In 2017, the jungalow movement took hold, converting small indoor and outdoor spaces into urban jungles teeming with interesting greenery in unexpected places. The look is as bohemian as it is contemporary, with a lush, often tropical feel to the plants chosen and the way they are styled. Combined with luxe fabrics in bold colors and patterns, as well as distinctive lighting, the jungalow look contributes both warmth and personality to a space. Popular choices include planter benches lined with greens of varying sizes and shapes, living frames, wall-mounted plants and even plants used as chandeliers.
In the office or workplace, trees are always a good idea. They offer a focal point and help define smaller spaces within a larger one. But we tend to see them relegated to dark corners. Think outside the box and more in line with that jungalow approach and move them to center stage. They can even be built-in to desks or other furniture. A wall of plants on shelves that seemingly disappear adds interest and texture to an otherwise blank space. Stack them at varying levels to achieve that jungalow vibe.
There are so many ways to revamp our workplaces with healthy, gorgeous green plants in an effort to create a more vivid, inviting atmosphere. Beneva Plantscapes specializes in design-friendly installs that are as beautiful as they are purposeful. We can create a look for you or work with you to devise one that makes sense for your space. We’re looking forward to seeing trends like the jungalow style make their way into the workplace, giving what’s typically a more impersonal space a lot of eclectic appeal.