Why Indoor Plants are Great for Commercial Interiors in Sydney

Office Fitouts
May 25, 2023

Why Indoor Plants are Great for Commercial Interiors

Adding some greenery to your commercial spaces can help create a welcoming, calming atmosphere that also improves the morale and feel of the space. With a variety of indoor plants that can survive and thrive in an enclosed environment with limited natural light, water and maintenance, adding plant life to your office can be a simple way to make a big impact.

At Vestra, we commonly incorporate indoor plant design when conducting office fit outs across Sydney. Below, we look at some of the reasons why they are becoming such a popular inclusion in all kinds of commercial spaces.

Indoor Office Plants Help With Stress Levels

As humans, we are drawn to nature with many of us reporting a greater sense of calm and overall well-being when around plant life. Studies show that being around an indoor office plant can help relieve some of the stresses associated with work. The University of Technology in Sydney found a 58% reduction in depression and 38% reduction in fatigue in offices that introduced live indoor plants. The appealing natural green colour of plants also creates a sense of relaxation and reduced tension according to psychologists.


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Indoor Office Plants Increase Productivity

Among the other benefits of indoor plants is the ability to help improve overall energy levels and productivity. Research from the University of Exeter in 2014 reported a productivity increase of 15% when plants were introduced to the offices. Something about the presence of an indoor office plant keeps us psychologically engaged and happier, leading to better work.

Indoor Office Plants Improve Air Quality

Improving indoor air quality is another one of the incredible benefits of indoor plants. As part of the process of photosynthesis, plants absorb carbon dioxide from the air to make food while releasing oxygen as a by product, purifying indoor air. Benzene, formaldehyde and other toxins and bacteria are also extracted from the air as part of this process.

Indoor Office Plants Boost Humidity

During the peak of summer and depths of winter when the AC is running, dry air can be a problem in many offices. Indoor plants can help by improving humidity, releasing water they absorb from the soil into the surrounding air. This offers a great, natural, cost-effective alternative to humidifiers, contributing to a more sustainable workplace.

Best Indoor Plants for Office Spaces

If you want to enjoy the benefits of office indoor plants, opt for low maintenance plants native to tropical or subtropical climates or hardy plants that can survive without much water. Ideal indoor plants for office spaces include the kentia palm, snake plant, peace lily, fiddle leaf fig, yucca plants, lucky bamboo, succulents and aloe vera and devil’s ivy.

Create a Green Workspace in Sydney With Vestra

At Vestra, we specialise in commercial interior design and fit outs, commonly utilising indoor plant design to create happier, healthier workplaces. Browse our range of workspace projects today or contact us for commercial office fit outs across Sydney.


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