Having plants in the workplace can have a positive effect on productivity and creativity. Not only do they improve air quality, but they also provide an aesthetic boost to any environment. At the same time, where and how you place the plants can make the difference between a “nice” workspace and one that really shines. If you’re looking for something more than just a few potted plants, here are five creative plantscape design ideas that will help bring new life to your workspace.
Living walls are often referred to as “green walls” due to the popular trend of greenery displays that look like the plants are growing out of the wall. But to us, living walls incorporate a wide range of design ideas, from floral installations to fixed vertical planters, and much more. Whatever look you choose, living walls add an element of life and visual interest to any space while also evoking a sense of health and well-being.
PRO TIP: If you have customers visiting your workspace, consider building out a living wall with your company logo integrated into the design!
Upside Down Gardens
While hanging planters can be commonly used to add interest to a space, hanging plants can completely change the look and feel of a room. We refer to these as “upside-down gardens”–greenery displays created using special panels suspended from the ceiling to create the impression that the plants are growing downward. This kind of display can evoke a unique calming effect within a space while also improving oxygenation and even helping to keep room temperatures cooler in the summertime.
If you’re working in an open-office floor plan and you need to create smaller work zones, plant installations can be a great way to create “living partitions” to help separate the space while also adding beauty. Using anything from strategically placed planters to mobile “green walls,” you can create smaller work areas for collaboration, cozy corners for reflection and wellness, or quasi-cubicles for individual desks. Plant partitions also have a natural sound-dampening effect to help with acoustics, and they can even be used as a subtle way to keep workstations further apart for health reasons.
Strategic Plant Stands
When it comes to adding plants to a workspace, larger pieces can be used to provide focal points of interest and help define the area. Plant stands of varying heights can be used as statement pieces that add an element of design and creativity while allowing the eye to see greenery and floral arrangements at all levels.
If space considerations won’t permit you to place planters throughout your workspace, a possible alternative might be to arrange the office around a central plantscape installation. This could be as simple or as elaborate as you desire, integrating a variety of plants, flowers and even stones to create an eye-catching centerpiece that’s sure to draw attention. What’s more, the combination of foliage, lights, and other design elements can help soften the corporate look of offices while improving air quality and creating a pleasant atmosphere for employees.
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