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Greenery in an office environment can enhance the aesthetic of your space but can also improve the physiological and physical well-being of your employees.
Read below to see why our team of Brisbane office designers introduces greenery in our commercial interiors!
Reduce Noise Levels
Noise in the workspace can disrupt workflow, interrupt employee performance and can negatively impact the customer experience. Indoor greenery can absorb noise to create a more focused and relaxed environment. To strategically absorb the noise, we recommend placing plants around the perimeter of the space instead of in the centre.
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Peace Lily and the Weeping Fig are popular choices for indoor plants because of their large leaves which effectively absorb sound. As open spaced offices are becoming more popular, a concern that is frequently raised is how to block out distractions. Using plants as partitions will not only absorb sound but will provide a stylish and colourful feature for commercial interiors.
We spend majority of our time indoors, so it’s vital to create an environment that is clean and comfortable. Introducing greenery can improve the air quality by removing harmful toxins that would otherwise be inhaled by employees. Toxins such as xylene (in paint), benzene (furniture) and trichloroethylene (cleaners, adhesives) can cause illness in employees and can be found in offices. Greenery is one of the most cost-effective and natural ways to purify the air in commercial interiors.
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Humans have an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and studies have shown that employees who work in office environments with greenery are more productive and creative. The colour green is known to spark creativity and stimulate the mind. Get your creativity flowing by adding low-maintenance desk plants.
Add Texture and Colour
Greenery is essential to commercial interior design as it helps to bring colour, texture, and softness into a space. Placing plants in reception areas provides a welcoming and natural aesthetic that is appealing to both clients and employees. Hanging plants such as Philodendrons and Spider plants take up minimal space and are low maintenance.
Ready to add some greenery into your workspace? To find out more regarding our commercial interior design solutions, click here.