With over 6.6 million views on TikTok, vertical gardens are a trend that is sure to be big in 2022 – and it also comes with some mental health benefits.
Unfortunately, for many city dwellers with limited outdoor space there isn’t much room for this, meaning many are looking into creative ways to bring the beauty of nature indoors.
One way to do so is through vertical gardens, which are grown vertically on a wall, making them ideal for urban environments with little space. They not only look good in any space, but they also have many health and environmental benefits.
“When featured indoors, you can feel more grounded, relaxed and at one with nature – which has become paramount for those spending an increased amount of time indoors or WFH,” says Keira Kay, plant expert at Bloom & Wild.
Helps improve air quality
“Outdoor green living walls can improve the air quality of a city by filtering harmful toxins and pollutants,” say Kay. “Furthermore, they are beneficial for the climate, as they decrease the UHI (urban heat island) effect. On top of that, they can be a safe haven for wildlife, including birds and insects, within busy cities.
Studies and surveys prove that plants can make us happier and can help to improve concentration, creativity, enthusiasm and reduce frustration. In his article in Frontiers In Psychology, researcher Michael Brian McCullough says: “[Plants] have the potential to promote relaxation and recovery from stressful experiences.”
Can help to improve your mood
“They are an eye-catching interior statement and video call background and a great way to include more greenery into your home, making the best of the available space.”
Can help grow your own herbs
According to Bloom & Wild, vertical gardens can be used as a herb or vegetable garden to add some freshness to your culinary adventures.
Can reduce noise levels
Vertical gardens have the ability to help reduce noise levels by acting as a sound barrier depending on the size around it that it helps reduce the noise levels in a building. They have the ability to reportedly absorb 41% more sound than a traditional facade, making the environment quieter.
Can brighten up your home decor
Adding some colour and nature to your walls can completely transform dull and blank walls. If you feel your environment could do with an update, creating a vertical garden could add the eye-catching flair that you desire.Houseplants: everything you need to know about buying, owning and caring for indoor plants.
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