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4 Ways Houseplants Help You Thrive

4 Ways Houseplants Help You Thrive

Beyond enhancing the look of your home, houseplants greatly improve your mental health and help you thrive.


How Do Houseplants Boost Mental Health?

Sense of Pride and Accomplishment

When you’re a plant parent, you get to see your green friends grow. Isn’t that rewarding? Taking care of your houseplants boosts self-esteem by giving you a sense of achievement.

According to researchers, horticulture therapy can take you out of a worried headspace and into a nurturing space.

However, getting live plants may demand more of your time. How about getting an artificial lavender plant installed by us instead?

Boost Productivity

Green is an attractive color. Studies have shown that this color is associated with productivity. When you’re in an attractive environment, you automatically pay more attention to your work. And when this happens, you’re likely to perform better professionally.

Relieves Stress

The ongoing pandemic has caused most of us to be confined indoors. And this confinement has made us dependent on technology for connection. Although technology has many benefits, we can’t deny that it also stresses us out. 

Additionally, the whole work-from-home routine has forced us to stare at our screens for hours on end.

That’s why we come into the picture. Surrounding yourself with a few pretty houseplants can definitely help decrease your stress levels. 

Consider getting an artificial Monstera plant or some succulents for your home. They will enrich your environment and spruce up your living space.

Reflect Human Evolution

Humans weren’t meant to be glued to their screens. They were born amidst nature in all its glory. Houseplants reflect human evolution, in the sense that they remind us that we spent the majority of our lifetime surrounded by nature.

Industrialization has forced us to separate from nature’s embrace. Plants bring us back to this embrace. Plants satisfy our unconscious craving for the restorative power of nature.

If you’re feeling nostalgic about the good old days when we would be out and about in the sun (as opposed to being cooped up at home now), install our artificial moss sheet. It looks extremely realistic and revives your memories of childhood!

Debunking Myths About Artificial Plants


Once you check out our top houseplants, you’ll see how real they look. Not all artificial plants look fake. Ours definitely do not.

Create Bad Energy

Because artificial plants aren’t live/real, some may believe that they radiate bad energy aka feng shui. However, designers don’t agree. Since they don’t require any maintenance, and they never die, they actually promote good energy.


Artificial plants are anything but tacky. They don’t cause allergies, they don’t demand any real trees to be sacrificed, and they’re beautiful! 

Not as Good as the Real Thing

Well, if you want to shop for plants in order to purify the air, then real plants are the best way to go. But if you’re simply looking to add greenery and boost mental health without worrying about maintenance, do get our artificial plants installed.

8 Tips to Decorate Your Home Using Artificial Plants

Place Them in Sunlight

Make your artificial plants look more real by placing them in natural sunlight. Maybe you could choose an area by the window or the balcony.

Mix Them with Real Flowers

If you’re placing artificial flowers in your vase, make sure to mix them with faux flowers too. You can even bend the stems of your faux flowers a bit to make them look more realistic. As you know, real stems rarely stand up.

Another tip: Remember to add water to your vase before placing your faux flowers in them. This makes them appear more realistic.

Add Dirt

Add dirt into your pot before putting your artificial flowers in them. Again, it makes them look more realistic.

Keep It Simple

Minimalism is the way to go when it comes to faux houseplants. Artificial greenery that makes home decor look effortless doesn’t draw too much attention and really adds beauty to your home.

Hang Them Outside the Window

Hanging plants look excellent. You could hang them up on the balcony or on a wall space outside your window.

Maintenance Is Key

Clean your artificial plants as often as you can. They tend to collect more dust than the live plants. Apart from dusting them with a cloth, you could even wash them with soapy water, and then use a sponge to get rid of any extra dirt.

Repaint Your Pots

Either repot your artificial plants, or repaint your existing ones. This will help change things up a bit. If you’re painting the pots, make sure to choose a color that complements your home.

Keep Placements in Mind

Place your houseplants on shelves that are hard to reach. These areas often look bare, and some houseplants don’t hurt. Another great place to put your plants is by the gallery wall. If you’ve got a frame with a nice picture, complement it with a potted artificial plant.

And all those electrical sockets and wires lying around? Cover them up with some artificial houseplants.

Cover Corners

The corners of your home could look a lot livelier with some beautiful faux plants. We’ve got top houseplants you’re sure to love! Add some beauty to those empty corners today.

We hope this article has managed to convince you to shop for some faux houseplants. We have got a wide range of products that enhance your home appeal without burning a hole in your pocket.