Indoor Plants

Plants can transform the home, giving life and colour to any corner of a room in an affordable way. As the colour trend for 2017 is green, we thought we would round up our thoughts on ‘Natures Art’ by letting you know the many benefits of having plants in the home. Not only do they look pretty and bring a new texture to a space, they also have healing qualities, help with concentration and much more. Just like art, plants and flowers are so personal to the individual, from the simplicity of an Orchid to the craziness of the Golden Pathos, what plants would you choose to live with?

Floral arrangement available from Forum Interior Design

Why have Indoor Plants?

Clean Air

Nasa have done extensive research in to indoor air quality in which plants play a pivotal role. Low level chemicals such as Carbon Monoxide and Formaldehyde can be removed by the plant leaves alone. So we think if it’s good enough for NASA.. bring on the Peace Lily!

Top 10 plants for cleaner air; The Peace lily, Golden Pathos, English Ivy, Chrysanthemum, Gerbera Daisy, Mother-in-Laws Tongue, Bamboo Palm, Azalea, Red-Edge Dracaena and The Spider Plant.

Image: Lulu Klein

Increased Oxygen

As we all know from our Biology classes photosynthesis is the process of plants taking in carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen. Having plants in your home means an increase in the oxygen which in turn means better breathing. Though, take note on choosing plants for the bedroom, as at night Photosynthesis does not occur, which means excess carbon dioxide. However, Orchids, Succulents and Epiphytic Bromeliads DO photosynthesise at night, so are ideal for the bedroom to help circulate oxygen as you sleep.

Boosts Healing

Studies have found that plants help with the recovery of surgery patients, in fact they have been said to be a ‘noninvasive, inexpensive and effective complementary medicine.’ How can we argue with that? So if you are feeling under the weather treat yourself to fresh flowers without feeling at all guilty! And make sure you have some indoor plants in the home to help keep you tip top!

Silk Flowers & Plants

And if like us, you are busy bees with little time to care for plants in the home, why not consider silk faux flowers and plants? In the last few years faux flowers have come a long long way from the tacky fake things we used to see. Now, however, thanks to the likes of Abigail Ahern silk faux flowers and plants are so realistic and beautiful we cannot get enough of them.

The beauty of these is you can buy ready made arrangements or single stems to make your own. You can change them up seasonally, adding to an arrangement depending on the time of year. You can move from vase to vase with ease and no mess. There is absolutely no watering and soil involved and no guilt for going on holiday! Have we sold you yet?

We have hundreds of flower stems, arrangements, plants and foliage available to order and in store at Forum Interiors, why not pop in to speak to one of the girls about making a green statement in your home today!

 

Image: Abigail Ahern

Floral arrangement available from Forum Interior Design

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