A little nature instead of antidepressants. The right plants and materials create a new atmosphere in homes

Stress and psychological problems in general are affecting more and more people today. And many of them reach for antidepressants. These are known for their large amounts of chemistry, which is not right for our bodies. Yet there is also help from nature. And we’re not just talking about herbs now. A piece of nature in your own home can fight stress. How to do it? Easier than you think.

It has been scientifically proven that being in nature has positive effects on our health – both physical and mental. Apart from the fresh air, the surrounding vegetation also does us this “service”. In a study conducted by a team of scientists from the University of Michigan, it was shown that the level of the stress hormone cortisol was significantly reduced after just 20-30 minutes spent in nature. Unfortunately, our current urban lifestyle does not allow us to be among vegetation often. And if you can’t get out to see nature, there’s nothing easier than bringing a little bit of nature inside.

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Which plants to choose?

They will add a sense of coziness to a room, filling it up and helping to keep the air cleaner. Plus, just looking at their leaves will allow you to relax better.

Because of their unpretentious nature, appearance and ability to purify the air, they are best suited for the apartment:

  • Ficus
  • Tchyn’s Tongue
  • Monster
  • Dracena

All of the plants mentioned above thrive in temperatures from 15°C upwards. What they don’t like is direct sunlight. Therefore, it is important to think about a suitable location in a warm, bright place out of the sun.

The power of natural materials

Greenery should be complemented with wooden elements. It is wood that gives a room a feeling of cosiness, warmth and security. Even a single, more prominent piece, such as a wooden picture frame or door trim, is enough to achieve this effect. If you choose more than one wooden accessory, you need to think about the combination. So choose the types that go well together. Again, less is more – more than three types of wood in one room can look chaotic.