One of the most recent ventures Carriage Flowers has taken on as a company involves creating beautiful plantscapes for homes and office spaces throughout Chicago and its surrounding areas. For some, the decision to incorporate plants and flowers into their interior design scheme is purely aesthetic; there’s absolutely no doubt that horticulture has a way of adding color and liveliness to any space. However, it’s important to understand that plants have much more to offer than just looks.
It was actually a NASA study during the 1970s and ‘80s that discovered the ability of indoor plants to act as air purifiers. To be specific, the study found that indoor plants can “purify and revitalize air in our homes and offices, protecting us from the negative effects of such common toxins as ammonia, formaldehyde and benzene.”
So while some may rely on the use of noisy air purifying machines to help keep the air around them clear of toxins, utilizing the natural power of plants is not only much quieter, but easier on the eyes, as well. But how does it work? Well each plant that you bring into your living or working space acts as filter, absorbing harmful toxins through the pores of their leaves. This way, instead of heavily breathing in those gases through our lungs, the plants take a bit of the burden from us and delivery clean oxygen instead.
You may believe that the air in your home or office isn’t as bad as we make it sound, but according to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air can be up to 10 times more polluted than outdoor air. So with beautiful, blooming plants able to combat that pollution, what excuse do you have not to hire Carriage Flowers for our plantscaping services?
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