A home office is first and foremost somewhere that has to be designed to provide the best working environment for you. This environment has to be one that will make you most productive which means you have to feel comfortable and happy in the area. Plants are a great way of achieving this vibe.

House plants have been proven to improve a person’s state of mind and to make them feel more relaxed and happy. It follows that they make a home office a far more pleasant place to work in. It makes sense to invest in a few plants if this is the case, so what do you need to think about before you buy?

The practicalities of having a house plant in a home office

If the office is your domain, and no-one else who lives in the house goes in there, any plants that you get are your responsibility. You have to make sure that they are a reasonability you are willing to take on. This is more likely to be the case if the plants you choose are easy to care for. Of course you also need to think about the size of a plant, and that’s not just the size when you buy it but the size that it’s likely to grow to. Home offices are very rarely huge spaces that could easily house a very large plant.

What plants should you choose?

If you’re decorating your home office that’s a very good time to decide what type of plant you want. Is the plant you choose going to be a feature of the office? If this is the case then you may want to consider a peace lily. They are attractive and elegant plants and their ornate white blooms should serve to create a calm atmosphere conducive to a good working environment. Peace lilies are also very easy to maintain as long as you remember to keep their soil evenly moist.

They exist quite happily in normal room temperature and without an excessive amount of light. From a practical point of view they are very good at cleansing the air in a room, you can click here for plant hire.

If you want a few plants to place around the room to provide a splash of color then why not opt for various colored African violets. They are available in a variety of shades including pink, blue and variegated. These compact plants will provide a good amount of blooms and they don’t require excessive heat or light.

If you do choose to have African violets in your home office the one thing you need to remember is that you should never water them from the top; water causes damage when it comes into contact with the leaves of an African violet. You should always place the plant in a saucer of water and leave it there for no longer than half an hour.

Whatever plant you choose for your home office you are going to benefit from its beauty and its ability to induce a good mood.