Are you a plant lover, plant serial killer or something in-between? Do you prefer real or faux? One thing is certain. We have an innate longing to connect to the great outdoors. Also known as biophilia, it implies that our need to connect with nature affects our physical, mental and social needs which ultimately improves our wellbeing and productivity. This concept is used in interior design by introducing aspects such as plants, water, and natural light. Plus, elements such as wood and natural stone to simulate nature indoors. So, let’s explore the benefits of decorating with plants.

The Benefits of Decorating with Plants

The Benefits of Decorating with Plants

It’s important to create indoor environments that reference nature in different ways. Plants have been proven to reduce stress, increase happiness and help purify the air. Plus, plants improve our clarity of thought and act as a natural mood booster. Further, as the world continues to urbanize and a lot of our time is spent indoors, plants are even more essential.

So, are real plants better than artificial plants? What about wallpaper? Is it a tangible enough presence that can improve our connection to the great outdoors? I am here to tell you that all plants, real or faux, can have a good effect on you.

Wallpaper is one way to connect to the great outdoors without the effort and commitment. Plus, the 90s style wallpaper, which features plants and flowers, is back in style. Though, with an updated, modern twist. This modern version uses an oversized botanical motif, cascading foliage, succulent leaves and intricate tapestry detail.

To sum up, you can create an indoor oasis that will serve as a refuge from the outside world. This is achievable whether you live in a condo or house, and if you choose real or faux plants. The positive effects of any greenery will contribute to your well-being.

By Bilha Kangethe, the Founder and Creative Director of The Lifestyle Loft | Produced by RENO & DÉCOR

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