Indoor plants are beautiful ornaments, but that’s not all. They’re natural healers, air filters, and humidifiers. So, it’s no wonder potted indoor plants have been popular since the early Roman times – they provide significant physical and mental health benefits as well as adding a refreshing splash of color to any living space.
Greenery in the kitchen is a must. Whether it’s a vase of fresh flowers or a selection of potted herbs, there’s nothing like a touch of nature to brighten up and invigorate the room. After all, you spend a significant portion of your time working in there, so why not enjoy some of the amazing benefits of bringing a piece of the outdoors inside?
Let’s take a quick look at why you should add indoor plants to your kitchen:
Extensive research carried out by NASA has proved that some indoor plants have the ability to help remove volatile organic compounds (VOC) which are emitted every day from regular household items such as carpets, paint, aerosol sprays, air fresheners, cleansers, and disinfectants. Many household appliances and everyday items such as copiers, printers, permanent markers and nail polish also release VOCs.
Prolonged exposure to VOCs can affect our health by causing headaches, eye, nose and throat discomfort, dizziness, central nervous system damage and damage to liver and kidneys.
Both the rubber plant and the spider plant (common and hardy species that do well indoors) have been proven to help in removing harmful substances and create fresher, cleaner air inside.
A noticeable percentage of the moisture in the air we breathe every day is released via plants (approximately 10%). Now that’s nothing to sneeze at! Having plants inside can help humidify the air indoors, and, although you mightn’t need it during the warm summer months, it’s a real health booster during the dry winter months. The presence of indoor plants has been proven to decrease the risk of sore and dry throats, and colds.
We know that nature soothes the mind. And let’s be honest, we’ve all proved it too. Working in a room with indoor plants brings us that much closer to nature, relaxing mind and body and helping to reduce stress and fatigue. Some studies even say that indoor plants help to enhance productivity!
Put away those highly perfumed room sprays and let’s enjoy what nature has on offer! Herbs in the kitchen provide a wonderful, zesty smell that is perfect for any culinary space! Fresh flowers and even the dwarf kaffir lime tree can fill a room with a delicate and naturally refreshing scent that beats any artificial air freshener!
At Wonderful Kitchens, we love indoor plants. And we love helping you style your home into a beautiful modern space. Check out our showrooms for more great ideas on styling your kitchen and living areas. Whether it’s for the kitchen or any other living space, we’re with you when it comes to bringing a slice of nature indoors! For more information on incorporating plants in your kitchen call us today on 02 9772 2988.