Here at Modsy, we’re big plant people. Not only do we consider them a great way to accessorize any room but having living things in your living spaces is also good for your mental health too.
Houseplants have been on the rise in popularity over the past few years. And with good reason. Decorating with plants adds major style to your space, and act as either a major statement in your space or a sweet accent. With so many varieties of plants, there’s a plant for every decor style! Here are a few more reasons why we love to design with plants.
1. They Naturally Add Color
Even if you don’t like a lot of colors in your space, plants are a great way to add a pop without compromising your neutral decor scheme. Since the color comes straight from nature, green plants of all kinds will complement your space, and make for a great decor accent in your next Instagram post.
2. They Add Texture
Ready for one of our favorite design tips? Here it is: There aren’t many rooms that couldn’t benefit from more texture. Texture helps bring dimension and contrast to your space. Plus, it makes a room feel more polished and intentionally designed. And one of the best and easiest ways to add more texture is by designing with plants.
Whether it’s the wide, waxy leaves of a fiddle leaf fig tree, the spiky exterior of a cacti, or anything in between, plants add visual layers to your room. And different shapes and sizes of plants will add a different vibe to your space. So, don’t be afraid to experiment by designing with plants of various shapes, sizes, and textures – even mixing and layering different varieties in the same room.
3. They’re Extremely Versatile
Moving? Redesigning a room? Repurposing your space? Don’t worry – plants will go the distance with you.
The versatility of plants means that they go with any style. So, you could move to a new home, and even if the new place is a totally different style, your plant will still fit in. You could also totally redecorate a room with a different color scheme and different decor, and guess what? You won’t have to ditch your favorite plants. Because a good plant goes with any decor style, and can withstand a change of style in its environment without looking out of place.
This makes designing with plants a great investment that you can benefit from for years. Whatever changes life throws at you, your plant will roll with the punches by your side.
4. They Clean Your Air
Aside from the aesthetic benefits, plants (if you go for live vs. artificial) also clean your air. That’s right: Indoor plants remove toxins from the air in your home. It happens through the photosynthesis process, where plants absorb gases in the air through their leaves. These gases travel down to a plant’s roots, where microorganisms break them down and neutralize them, turning it into food for the plant. Isn’t nature crazy? So, while plants require a little love and care, they more than earn their keep!
5. They Make You Happy
We’ve all been there: We’re in the middle of a stressful week, the weather is gloomy, and life starts feeling a little hopeless. But when we make time for a simple walk outside, or even do something as simple as buying a bouquet of flowers at the grocery store, things start to turn around. And why is that? Well, we think it’s because being near nature – and even bringing elements of the outdoors, in – brings us joy. Many studies through the years have shown the benefits of houseplants and how caring for a living thing can increase happiness. And who wouldn’t want that? So, add a few new leafy friends to your space for an instant mood booster!