The COVID-19 outbreak means people across the world are having to stay indoors and isolate. Now more than ever, homes are becoming sanctuaries. No longer are they just a pit stop for rest and food, they now function as our new habitats. And what better way to dress up your home, like bringing the outdoors inside?
Millennials are 88% more likely to have plants in their bedrooms than people aged 65 and over. Joining the housing market can often seem like an impossible dream, and without children or pets, plants give you the opportunity to nurture and provide care. Not only are plants an aesthetic treat, but they are actually good for your health. Vice reports that looking after plants is good for your mental health — working as a great way to occupy your mind, especially in these uncertain times. They're also a perfect distraction from the noise of Twitter feeds and Instagram stories. And they offer benefits for your physical health too. Plants actually absorb carbon dioxide and excrete oxygen, meaning they literally help you breathe, so what’s not to love?
While many plant shops and florists across the UK are now closed, but for those who can afford to do a bit of shopping, there are some independent businesses delivering to your door online.