12 Feb Design Ideas: Incorporating Artificial Plants Into Your Office Work Space
Let’s face it…not everyone gets to have a corner office with floor-to-ceiling windows and enough sunlight to nurture their favorite office plants. For those of us who might have a slightly smaller workspace (aka a cube), but still appreciate that beauty that plants, flowers, and shrubs can bring to our desk we have put together a few design ideas that might help you pick the right plant and position it in a way that it brightens your day.
Before we get into the beautiful design ideas, though, here are a few reasons WHY you should include plants of flowers in your work space.
Increase Performance On The Job
In one study, detailed here, “…when plants were brought into the offices – one plant per square metre – employee performance on memory retention and other basic tests improved substantially.” That means plants, artificial or real, might help you perform better because you are seeing things that make you happier. Being happier can have positive impacts on your brain function and, make you a more productive employee.
Keep Your Cool By Reducing Your Stress Levels
Another study, discussed here, indicate that “Adding indoor plants, opening blinds, or going outside for a work break instead of to the break room, for example, are straightforward ways to increase healthy exposures at work to combat stress and promote health.” The study authors found that contacts with nature, even when they are in the form of artificial plants, helped reduced stress, which can keep you calm during those stressful situations on the job.
With that in mind, here are a couple of my favorite Pinterest pinboards dedicated to the beauty of plants in the workplace. I hope they provide some inspiration to decorate your office or cube with something from our collection of trees, shrubs, plants and flowers.
Plants For Your Office By Hustle Humble Box
Design With Plants, By Kim Foss
Have a favorite way to decorate your office or workspace, be sure to leave a comment and let us know about it!