Last week we discussed the benefits of building living walls into the work space, and there were plenty. Turns out, a lush framework of growing plants does everything from detoxify the air (leading to more green credits) to enhancing employee focus. This week we’re looking at three ways introducing a living green wall into your home space will benefit all who live (and work and play) there.
We all know that having a houseplant or two does wonders in terms of oxygenating the air. So consider what a whole panel of greenery could do for you and yours. Take one room for instance: Experts say that if you install a plant feature in that room, its’ likely to have 60% fewer airborne microbes than if it had no plants at all. Living walls eradicate VOCs and CO2 from the air, flushing it with oxygen. Plants literally counteract the out-gassing you get from all those things you use to decorate your home (curtains, rugs, furniture) and, many would argue, make for far more compelling decor while they’re at it. Cleaner air means a better experience overall for the people who live in your space, translating to better sleep, fewer health issues, and, as our next benefit emphasizes, more mental clarity.
More Serene Space
Install a vertical garden in your residence, and you’ll feel an instant uplift. Why? Because plants have a solid (and research-backed) reputation for having a significant impact on psychological health. In short, they reduce our stress levels and have a calming effect on both our minds and our bodies. Even a bedside plant in a hospital room has been shown to accelerate the recovery of a patient; imagine an entire column of plants flooding your living room with good vibes 24/7.
That Modern Feel
There’s no denying that plants are wellness-givers, but they’re lookers, too. With their fresh, textural appeal, plants make a dynamic modern focal point in any room, especially if they’re presented en masse and vertically. Some living walls are like living pictures displaying a work of art while still others behave like an architectural feature. And that’s what makes them so great, being infinitely customizeable and adaptable. They’re also self-sufficient and sustainable, two key characteristics of modern design.