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 artificial office plants or flowers in your workspace.
So let’s get into it:
How to decorate office with Plants
Here are some of the best plants for office with no windows:
Think of small succulents that you can place near your desk or big ferns that you can place near the corner of your office (if your office is big enough).
Another great decoration idea would be to include an office plant wall. Check out the video below to learn how to make a plant wall:
Why you should include plants and flowers in your workspace
There are so many reasons why you should include plants and pop of color in flowers in your workspace, especially if your office does not have any windows. Below are a few reasons why plants can help you become a better employee.
Increase Performance On The Job
In one study, detailed here, “…when plants were brought into the offices – one plant per square meter – 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. Having plants for offices without windows can help you be happier and 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, indicates 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 reduce stress, which can keep you calm during those stressful situations on the job.
And there you have it! Reasons why decoring with plants and flowers (either live or fake), help your office not only feel more homey but also make you mentally feel better.
Have a favorite way to decorate your office or workspace, be sure to leave a comment and let us know about it!