How Plants are a Vital Remedy for Office Interiors

Ever heard of the word “biophilic design?” The word sounds a mouthful but it really means something quite simple. It is an innovative way of designing work interiors by bringing in nature to connect us more closely with the environment.

“Biophilia” is the inherent need for humans to connect with nature. In an increased urbanized world, we are getting more and more alienated from our natural surroundings. This has more repercussions than we know. It creates mental unrest, stress and less productivity at work. Creating aesthetically appealing workspaces and attractively landscaped interiors provides a sense of rejuvenation that aids productivity.

How Biophilic Design Increases Productivity

The practice of green interiors to increase productivity is not a new one. The relationship between humans and nature in the workplace has been often explored by architects, developers and employers from early in the 20th century. This is what is called “biophilia” or “biophilic design” or incorporating nature into the urbanized office environment.

Developing green space may seem like an expensive indulgence. However, an inspiring environment plays a big role in increasing work productivity. Many corporations consider it to be a sound economic investment into employees’ health, wellbeing and work performance. This helps retain staff, increases productivity and in the long run, builds profit. When a company lacks space, they employ other innovative features such as green walls and roofs to make the most of internal spaces.

Impact of Green Aesthetics in the Future

It is predicted that by 2030, 60% of the world’s population will be living and working in highly urbanized environments. This means greater disconnection from natural surroundings. Bringing nature into the workplace design is more of a necessity than ever in that light.

Nature has a calming effect on people. Greenery helps people unwind, destress and feel less anxious. A view of rolling green hills, a bubbling brook or pristine lake from the window is far more elevating mentally and physically than a view of a concrete jungle of urban constructions.

Yet, a study reports that 47% of urban offices currently have no natural light; 58% had no landscaped or natural greenery around them. A third of people confessed that this is affecting their ability to work effectively. They also stated that natural light and indoor office planters can make a difference to their feeling of wellbeing, creative output and cognitive function. It is vital for offices to have green space indoors as a part of a company’s branding to retain employees and increase work output, the study says.

Greenville Planters, Mississauga

Greenville Planters is an Ontario based Canadian supplier of high-quality larger and medium indoor and outdoor planters and pots suitable for year-round placement in our Canadian climate. We have a wide variety of  fibreglass planter pots and aluminum planters that can be used in landscape designs for commercial, institutional and residential buildings.

We ship to all locations in Canada with no limit on minimum size order. We can partner with landscape contractors, landscape architects and designers, interiorscapers, real estate developers and others to add green value to their properties. Have a look at our modern designs and a wide selection of colours.. Contact us for more information.

How to Increase Curb Appeal in Just a Day

Curb appeal adds value to not just your property but also your life. Your home looks stylish, eco-friendly and neat, reflecting your personality traits. For a commercial complex, curb appeal with landscaped grounds says a lot about your company values. Trimmed hedges, tree-lined driveways, uniformly mowed grass and healthy plants give a good impression to clients. They also make employees feel good about being a part of a meticulous organization. Is yours one of them or could you do with a boost to your curb appeal?

It is impossible to design or create landscaped exteriors without professional help. Outdoor landscaping needs routine plant maintenance to showcase your business which includes lawn care, tree maintenance, weed control, litter control, shrub and hedge trimming. That’s not all! It also needs pathway and road sweeping, wildflower development, wildlife habitat development and maintenance, gritting and snow clearing. If you have outdoors that you wish to develop, an existing landscaped exterior that needs to be re-designed or a wall or roof that can do with a bit of greenery to add more life, professionals can help you find creative solutions.

Professionals can see what you don’t. They can suggest additions you never thought of, such as a fish pond or a bridge to enhance the look. They can improve biodiversities, such as beehives and wildflowers, or add planters to make a difference to the look of your construction.

If you are not up for expensive improvements to build curb appeal, here are a few simple, low-cost ideas to add value and visual oomph in just a few days with beautiful outdoor planters.

3 Simple Ways to Enhance Curb Appeal with Outdoor Planters

  1. Entrance: The front door is the gateway to the rest of your house. First impressions begin there. Outdoor planters bring life and colour to the area making it more inviting for visitors. Symmetry is key to visual appeal. Place tall planter boxes to either side of the door, containing bright, beautiful, seasonal flowers or tall leafy plants. Place smaller planter boxes all along the walkway that leads to the front door.
  2. Driveway: The driveway drives the way to what’s inside your home. It has a huge role to play in curb appeal. There’s a lot you can do with it. Perk it up with planters between garage doors. You can choose tall, tapered patio planters to break the monotony of the garage doors. Grow plants that radiate energy but make sure they don’t get out of hand or they may come in the way of the garage doors and get caught in the cars that drive past. You can place planter pots along the edges with smaller plants such as white licorice that doesn’t block the view of the yard and entrance.
  3. Deck: A deck may be towards the back of the house but it can do a lot to improve curb appeal. Keep the yard free from clutter. Do it up beautifully with large planter boxes and outdoor dining area to add style and character. Arrange low planter boxes along the edge of the deck so they sit pretty while allowing you a good, unobstructed view.

Greenville Planters, Mississauga Ontario

We are a supplier of high-quality, large and medium indoor and outdoor planters and pots made of fibreglass. Also known as planter pots, you can use them to add curb appeal to your commercial constructions, institutional or residential settings. We ship to all corners of Canada with no minimum side order. We partner with landscape contractors, landscape architects, designers, real estate developers, property managers and builders to add value to their constructions. Contact us to know more.