Whether you work from home, or in an office with others, having green spaces are more important than you might think. When you are working, it’s important to stay focused, productive, and be inspired. Green spaces can help promote each of these things. There are many psychological benefits that can be received from adding these areas to your workplace. I’ll explain what they are in this blog post.

The Benefits of Green Space in a Workplace 

The Benefits of Green Space in a Workplace

Reduced Stress

For many people in the workplace, plants have been proven to reduce their stress levels. Since plants are natural, they provide a comfortable and relaxing touch to any office space. This increases productivity because when a person is less stressed, they work better.


Plants provide health benefits because they improve the overall air quality of wherever they are placed. They absorb carbon dioxide while releasing oxygen into the air. There are many indoor plants you can get that are especially great for absorbing pollutants and cleaning the air. Some of these forms of greenery include aloe vera, spider plants, snake plants, and English ivy just to name a few.


Office entrance with green space

Creating a green space where people gather for coffee or lunch gives balance to the workday. Plants add moisture to the air. This helps to increase humidity levels and lowers the overall temperature. This can make people feel more comfortable while working. If the plants are large enough, they can even reduce noise between work areas, therefore, they act as a sound barrier.


Green Space Aesthetics

Plants can really improve the overall look of an office. No one wants to work in a plain, boring, sterile environment surrounded by metal cabinets and plain white walls. Having green space adds a splash of color to the office. Flowering plants add even more color, of course. Plants provide an attractive and welcoming display. You just feel good inside when you look at them, and they make an office space look better too.

To conclude, there are so many benefits to adding green space at work. Plants can reduce stress, make you happier, increase productivity, make an office look better, improve the air quality, and provide comfort. Choose your favorite plants and see how much of a difference they make while you work! Whether you just put a few plants on a desk or create an entire green wall, there are limitless options with green space design in the workplace.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.