Healthy Interior Design
 Healthy Interior Design

Healthy interior design is combining elements of green design, organic design, and everyday products to create a healthier environment in the home.

The 'living energy' produced by houseplants is said to affect us physically, emotionally and psychologically. Here are just a few examples of how house plants can help you…

NASA scientists conducted experiments with houseplants to ascertain whether or not they could remove volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) from the air. The tests were conclusive and it was decided that everyone would benefit from growing houseplants in the home.

Indoor plants have been shown to reduce cold-related illnesses by more than 30%. This is due to their effect of increasing humidity levels and decreasing dust.

House plants can contribute to a feeling of wellbeing, making you calmer and more optimistic. Studies have shown that patients who face a garden view in their hospital rooms often recover more quickly than those facing a wall.

Caring for a living thing can help when you’re depressed and lonely, gives you a purpose in life

A living wall is a wonderful solution for improving the quality of the air inside your home or office as well as a fascinating interior design idea which was first introduced by French botanist Patrick Blanc.

Having created the first vertical garden at the Museum of Science and Industry in Paris in 1988, Blanc has gone on to design and install some of the world’s most famous green walls including one covering the office wing of Paris’ Quai Branly Museum that’s 8,600 square feet.One way of installing living walls inside your home or outside, is a Wally Pocket – a flexible container made out of breathable felt derived from recycled plastic bottles (PET).

This is a beautiful way to show off plants, cover an unsightly wall, or create privacy in a certain area. The magnificence of this idea is that it hardly takes up much space at all.

So if you lack the space outdoors there is just no excuse to add a bit of green living into your life.

Other health benefits of interior plants include

  • Increased positive feelings and reduced feelings of anxiety, anger and sadness.
  • Reduction of sound levels
  • Reduction of stress levels
  • Control of humidity to the within the optimum levels for human health
  • Cooling effect
  • Absorption of carbon dioxide and emission of oxygen refreshing the air
  • Improved concentration levels leading to improved productivity particularly with those working with computers
  • Reduction of absenteeism in the workplace
  • Faster recovery from mental tiredness
  • Interiors feel spacious, looked after and clean
  • People prefer to occupy rooms that contain plants
  • Improved image - interiors are perceived as "more expensive" 

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