Office plant ideas for a greener workspace
Research has shown that plants increase wellbeing, creativity and productivity in the workplace. Ian Drummond of Indoor Garden Design, who co-created ‘Plants Work’ with IKEA at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, shares his top 5 tips for improving wellbeing with indoor plants.
"Plants provide us with a huge psychological boost. As human beings, we have an innate need to be connected with nature-it's essential for our overall health."
"Just looking at a plant can benefit us so put them in view in your home office - ideally on your desk. I absolutely love the IKEA minis. The SUCCULENTS are just gorgeous and you can make a stylish display by grouping them on a plate or tray."
Divide your room
"Plants are a great way of dividing up your workspace, giving you more privacy or hiding your desk when it's not in use. A tall plant placed next to your desk not only looks good, it creates a natural screen. Alternatively, use a few hanging plants or fill an open bookshelf with plants such as CLUSIA to screen off your desk."
About Ian Drummond
Ian Drummond is Creative Director of Indoor Garden Design and has won many awards: including Gold and Silver Gilt and Best in Show Medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. He writes a monthly column in Pro Landscaper and is an RHS Committee member.
Indoor Garden Design has been bringing nature into offices, hotels, shops and restaurants for more than 40 years.
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We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.
Interior stylist: Clotilde Passalacqua
Follow Ian Drummond on Instagram: @plantman_about_town