Bring on the Plants
Humans don't just crave nature, they're actually happier and healthier when it's a greater part of their lives. Plants can improve your indoor air quality and can improve productivity by up to 15 percent. They're also a really beautiful piece of living décor.
"Always embrace plants to add a natural element to your space," Caroline Grant, a Soho-based designer who co-founded Dekar Design with Dolores Suarez, tells POPSUGAR. "They bring life into the space and instantly add an airy organic feel to the room. They don't take up too much room as they come in different shapes and sizes, and they're relatively inexpensive. Add your favorite plants to your counter tops, empty corners, and bookshelves to create design interest amongst your space."
She says that tall, vertical plants — such as banana leaves and ficus trees — draw the eye upward and create a nice atmosphere in any room.