Studio 42 Workspaces • September 20, 2018
A growing trend within the home we are beginning to see throughout this year is the use of indoor plants – or as I like to call it ‘living decor’. The introduction of plants to a room rounds off any style with perfect taste and drives home a natural eco-friendly vibe.
It makes sense then, that what is good for the home must be good for the workplace! The introduction of living decor to an office space can have numerous benefits for both employee and employer.
Not only can plants instantly lift a sterile office environment, adding a naturally styled space, they can also promote better health and productivity within a working environment.
“Choosing indoor plants, means choosing a style that brings the outside in.”
Plants create a space that calms the soul and pleases the eye in it’s most simplistic form. Stress is heavily correlated to employee morale, health and performance. By styling an office with a natural minimalistic approach, employers can quickly create a calming workplace. As a result, they may see a reduction in sick leave, stronger focus on workloads, more calculated decision making and increased productivity.
Adding plants to an office or meeting room also gives instant visual representation to prospective clients. It shows that you have a strong commitment to environmental workplace policies and may help secure contracts that rely on sustainable work practices.
The best thing about styling living decor within the office is that anyone can do it! Most indoor plants just need to be put in their happy space, add a little water and voila! You have an inexpensive way to decorate your space with minimal maintenance, adding tranquillity and clearing the air of toxins at the same time.
Hang cascading indoor plants from the ceiling and place succulents on shelves to give height or simply in corners to revive a dull area of the room.
Wherever you place your plants, they will create a calming focus and make the room pop whilst still maintaining enough subtly a professional space requires.Be sure to involve your staff, ensure you don’t activate any unwanted allergies and ask how they feel prior and post styling. After all, a happy workplace is a productive one!
My name is Petria and I am the owner of Coco Rose Interiors. We want to inspire people to design their homes and live their lives in a more natural and eco friendly way. We do this by sourcing all natural, hand made products as well as demonstrating how to style and incorporate them into your every day living.