How to Use Plants To Decorate Your Office

reception_coverThe days of offices being silent, soulless and corporate places where a bunch of worker drones show up every day are becoming ancient history. Employers are recognising that the best way to get the most out of their employees is to give them a working atmosphere that is healthy and vibrant, with all kinds of imaginative techniques being used, from feng shui to bean bags to video game rooms and even bars where staff can socialise on the premises.

But the simplest and most effective way to decorate your office in a way that makes it look nice, feel nice and improve the work rate of your staff is to use plants. Deedman are one of the leading suppliers of office plants and entrance plants and can help you find the right plants and the right use of them to make the most of the office space you have.
Studies have been done around the world by some of the foremost global companies, and all of them agree of the benefits of having plants in offices. Plant-free offices were described by a study by Exeter University as the most toxic space’ you could put human beings in, while NASA themselves have done a study that proved that plants reduce staff sick days because they make the air cleaner, they reduce stress and improve morale, and had a visible effect on staff productivity.
It’s important that the plants are living ones too, not just plastic ones used for decorative effect, because living plants minimise the toxins that are released by all the office equipment. They can also reduce ambient noise by as much as 5 decibels, making for an environment that is not only healthier but also more pleasant on the ears as well as the eyes. And in a culture where staff are more able to pick and choose where they work, giving them a nice place to work is very important for staff retention.
It’s not just about making the working environment nice for your workers either. Deedman entrance plants are a hugely popular and important part of their offer, because you need to make sure the first impression your company makes to visitors is a positive one. Using the right plants to accentuate your reception is a great way to welcome both staff and visitors into the building and make sure everyone knows they are arriving somewhere special.
Deedman entrance plants don’t have to just be in traditional reception planters, of course. You can use all manner of different styles to make a real statement, from living plant walls to desktop planters, barrier plants and atrium planters, combining them to stunning effect. Deedman can help you plan the most effective designs to suit your space, taking in account the light conditions and your own individual requirements to make sure that your reception and offices have the wow factor you’re looking for.
We’ve been helping businesses by designing, installing and maintaining their office plants and entrance plants since 1974 and have the knowledge and expertise to make sure your staff and your visitors feel welcome and happy when they come to your office.