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Real versus Fake: What Are The Benefits of Artificial Plants in Offices?

The office environment that you create can have a big impact on the people who work within it. Especially in times of stress, being surrounded by a soothing aesthetic can make a real difference to the way employees feel when they’re at work. Living plants could be the answer, but have you ever considered the benefits of artificial plants?

The way we feel can have a knock-on effect on everything, from collaboration to productivity and how engaged staff are with the business in which they work. One of the simplest ways to upgrade your interiors is with a natural aesthetic and a bit of greenery – but when it comes to plants for your office, which is best, real or artificial? What are the benefits of artificial plants, and why should you use them in your office? Are living plants always the best choice, or should you consider another option?

Why Use Plants in Offices?

Integrating plants into office spaces can hold paramount importance due to the multitude of benefits they offer. Firstly, the presence of greenery has been shown to reduce stress levels and enhance mood, fostering a more positive and productive atmosphere within the office. Since Covid, employers are looking for ways to make returning to the office more attractive, especially for those who have become accustomed to working from home.

Moreover, incorporating plants into office design can aid in softening harsh architectural lines and creating a more visually appealing workspace. Plants add a touch of beauty and vitality, helping to counterbalance the often sterile environment of modern office settings. Furthermore, greenery can act as a sound buffer, absorbing and diffusing noise to create a quieter and more conducive work environment which is hugely important for productivity. And, on top of that, the strategic placement of plants in office spaces can significantly contribute to employee satisfaction, productivity, and overall workplace wellness, a huge talking point in a modern workspace environment.

What Are The Benefits of Artificial Plants?

One of the major benefits of artificial plants is that they don’t take much maintenance. They will need to be dusted occasionally but other than that very little is required – no watering, soil changing, pruning, or trimming. You can also place artificial plants anywhere, as already mentioned. So, whatever design you have for the interior can be made real without the need to consider practicalities such as sunlight. Your staff will also get a mood boost from artificial plants as they can deliver an uplifting feeling simply from the way they look.

Though real plants have many health benefits, when placed in an office environment where they hardly receive any natural light they can die quickly and are costly to keep replacing. And when they don’t wither from a lack of sunlight, there is the issue of insufficient water as well as limited air. Compared to the hassle-free approach of maintaining your artificial plant the endless list of tasks to keep your live plants in place, not only do artificial come out on top but often look better.

Plants in Offices: A No-Brainer

Whether you opt for real or artificial plants in your office is no longer the question, but what’s stopping you from enhancing the space with the most beautiful of artificial plants? As it is obvious there are a number of benefits to making the space greener. From enhancing the day-to-day experience for your staff to improving the quality of air, plants have a lot to give.

If you’re looking to add more greenery to your office, why not check out our unique Green Wall Panels here or contact our team directly here to talk more about the benefits of artificial plants, or to discover everything Vistafolia has to offer.

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