Improve your home office with plants
Plants in the workplace aren’t just there to look nice. They also improve your mood and increase productivity.
It’s been demonstrated in multiple studies, by impressive people with degrees and clipboards, that having plants around you, whether in your office or home office, can make you more productive and less stressed. So why wouldn’t you cover your home office in green? Here’s how to do it.
Choose the right plants for your light
Whenever you’re choosing plants, the first thing to do is make sure you’re choosing the right plants for your light.
If your desk is next to a window, you’ll have plenty of light and can choose pretty much any plant you like.
Get some green desk buddies
We’re not necessarily suggesting you talk to plants in place of co-workers, but a plant or two on your desk can make it feel a lot cheerier.
If space is tight, go for one really interesting plant. Something like Bali the schefflera or Petra the fern, which are both grown on lava. That not only makes them look sculptural, it makes them easy to water - just keep the tray topped up with water.
If you’ve got a big desk, spread plants around to fill your eye-line with green. Use different sizes and leaf shapes. Just make sure to leave space for your laptop.
Use large plants around your desk
Don’t forget hanging plants
If you’re really strapped for desk or floor space, embrace hanging plants.
Suspending a plant from the ceiling or putting it on a shelf keeps you surrounded by green without using any valuable surface space.
Water the plants, not your laptop
Little tip: before you water your plants, take your laptop or computer off the desk. Accidentally tipping water on your work computer is not calming.
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