To incorporate more life into your home through green design is a beautiful thing.
Living green walls, also known as vertical gardens, have become a hot trend in green design. They are a wall of plants that can be attached to either the interior or exterior of a building.
Living green walls can improve both your home and life in regards to energy savings, aesthetics and even health and wellness.
There’s no doubt that incorporating green living walls into your space is a step in the right direction of becoming more sustainable. These walls can help reduce energy costs slightly by cooling rooms in the summer through the plants natural transpiration, and warming them up in the winter, acting like an additional layer of insulation. In regards to the exterior of a building, a living wall can protect from UV radiation, harsh winds and fluctuation in temperatures.
The irrigation systems and maintenance of these structures vary depending on the location and type of plants chosen. Because the plants are no longer in the ground, a vertical support system is put in place for them to receive the water and nutrients they need.
Of course aesthetics play a big role in tying a space together. What better way to brighten up your home and bring it to life, then with the use of living plants? This unique design may even increase the value of your home.
Last but most certainly not least, living green walls can truly enhance one’s health and wellness. We’re all aware of the fact that we are constantly breathing in toxic and harmful pollutants, but with the help of plants, we can reduce our intake. Plants actually have the ability to naturally absorb these pollutants, meaning the more plants in your home, the cleaner the air you breathe will be!
Also, studies have proven that greenery helps to reduce stress and even promote productivity.
It’s easy to lose touch with nature and forget it’s beauty when living in such a globalized and industrialized society. By surrounding yourself with plants you can improve both your physical and mental wellness.
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