Our office underwent a re-design & improvement in January, with the aim of making it a lovely space to work in.
First stop was Patch for some indoor plants. You don’t have to be an environmental psychologist to understand that plants look attractive. But dig a little deeper beneath their beauty and you’ll discover that the benefits of interior landscaping go far beyond the aesthetic.
Recent research tells us that interior plants are good for buildings and people in a variety of subtle ways. Interior landscaping plays a vital role in providing a pleasant and tranquil environment in which to move, work or relax.
Plants help reduce stress and create a feeling of well-being
Most of us know instinctively that being close to greenery makes us feel more at ease with our surroundings. We experience less stress when there are plants around us. Buildings are quieter and more relaxed but, at the same time, more stimulating and interesting. A substantial body of academic research, has shown conclusively that interior landscaping has dramatic effects on the wellbeing of building occupants.
People in offices are more productive, take fewer sick days, make fewer mistakes, and they are happier when interior landscaping enhances their environment.
Plants help improve air quality
Particular benefits of interior plants include:
1. Reducing carbon dioxide levels
2. Increasing humidity
3. Reducing levels of certain pollutants, such as benzene and nitrogen dioxide
4. Reducing airborne dust levels
5. Keeping air temperatures down
Source for this information - here.
Next was a big shiny Sorores logo for our wall – which we got from our friends at Laser Cut Works.
Organisation accessories came from Trouva – a great online shop offering products from carefully selected boutiques across the country. A gold mine of unique pieces!
And last but not least, we highly recommend getting yourself a little office friend - ours is called Tumble!