Landscaping inside a building is completely different to landscaping outside it. But it can have a similar effect in terms of improving the actual surroundings, and for this reason, alone it is worth taking a closer look.
Most of us have the odd plant or two around the house, but this is very different from actively looking to improve our surroundings in a big and bold way. Some four-fifths of people feel better when there are plants around, and yet we don’t always use them to their best effect indoors.
This is where interior landscaping comes in. This is particularly good for enhancing workspaces and lifting the mood of everyone who works in a particular location. With some careful thought and prior planning, it is possible to make far more of every location you could ever think of – including an office building.
So how do you begin? Well, it is wise to start by looking at the space you have available. Regardless of whether you are thinking of improving a small home office or a large open plan space, there are plants that can enhance whatever you have available.
It’s a good idea to simply stand back and look at the space from all angles before you think about adding plants to it. Some areas will benefit from large plants standing several meters in height (if you’re lucky enough to have a split level office with a full height ceiling in places). Alternatively, you might be looking for small but impressive plants that look good on desks and on bookcases.
You can also consider dressing the space to suit a particular time of the year. Decorated Christmas trees are perfect for the festive season for example, but there are many other examples too. Remember you can take advantage of artificial plants if you’re not too green fingered or unable to look after the plants on a regular basis. Artificial plants require nothing more than the occasional dust.
As you can see, you can buy everything from decorated Christmas trees to small pot plants to grace your desk. The trick to getting the most out of your greenery – genuine or otherwise – is to ensure you plan ahead and figure out what you want to achieve.
You want to get the right mix of plants of different sizes and shapes to really make the most of the space you have, without overdoing it. Remember too you can get advice and input from companies that provide these plants to a wide range of customers. They can even take over the task for you and provide just the outcome you really want.
In short, there is no excuse for not having plants as a key part of your surroundings