Working in my home office surrounded by Dendrobiums, gifted by Pflanzenfreude.deAs someone who works from home, one place that has become very integral to my everyday life is my home office. This is a space where I find it particularly important to be mindful of the kind of environment I have built, as the bulk of my days are spent in here.

I wanted to create a space that I felt not only represented me and my interior tastes, but was able to inspire my creativity and spur me on to work more intently and enthusiastically. It was important for me that this environment was simultaneously calming, inviting, stimulating, and positive. In addition to specific choices made with the interior decorating and color palette of this room, the addition of houseplants was also a deliberate move on my point. - why flowers are good for your office -

I for one am a strong believer in the magic that houseplants and potted plants hold. I think it has to do a lot with the fact that there is just something instantly both calming and invigorating about nature (no matter how paradoxical this sounds) in general. When we then bring small pieces of nature inside, it elevates our mood and calms our mind; especially when our homes are full of congestion and noise of all types – physical, emotional, electronic, etc.

Because of both the amount of people traffic, conversations, and work – both on and off electronic devices – that is happening in home office spaces – not to mention time that is being spent in them! – surrounding yourself with beneficial shrubbery is downright essential for every home office.

Read on to find out 5 reasons why you should be getting your green thumb on in your office space right now. - why flowers are good for your office -

Houseplants help you breathe easier

It doesn’t take a nuclear physicist to tell you that plants product oxygen via photosynthesis. And it also doesn’t take one to tell you why this is beneficial to your work space. There are also certain indoor plants like Japanese royal ferns, english ivy, peace lilies, and aloe vera which help purify the air by eliminating VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), or gases released from certain liquids or solids like paints or pesticides. Less CO2, dust, bacteria, and mold, and more easy breathing and living for you! - why flowers are good for your office -

Houseplants reduce stress

Like I said above, I tend believe that nature in general has this ability. But since we can’t have our office overlooking the beach or plant our desk on the beach and listen to the tide pull in and out, the next best thing is to bring nature inside. And since it’s a lot easier to buy potted plans than build a make-shift ocean in your home office, I’m gonna go with the potted plants. - why flowers are good for your office -

Houseplants improve concentration and productivity

That’s right: plants help you hustle harder. Studies have proven that plant life in the office increases productivity by 15 percent. While psychologist Dr. Chris Knight explains that anything that gets a person psychologically engaged (like photographs or changes in light or smell) will help them work better, the stats are in and plants are one way to do it. - why flowers are good for your office -

Houseplants make you healthier

For those of you working in arctic temperatures like I am in a city like Berlin, let me tell you this: apparently plants can reduce dry skin by helping to humidify the air through a process called “transpiration.” In addition to doing wonders for the skin, plants have been known to actually aid in the recovery of surgery patients. - why flowers are good for your office -

Houseplants are aesthetically pleasing

I don’t have any cold hard science facts for you for this bullet point and while I like to remain as factual as possible and am diabolically opposed to the rise in fake news, this is is a blog and not a university mid term paper so I would just like to state my opinion here without footnoting everything: surrounding yourself in an environment that is aesthetically pleasing to you will not only elevate your mood but make you excited to be in said environment. And houseplants are not only good for your health, they are good lookin’ too. So go wild and turn that home office into a jungle. - why flowers are good for your office -

For those of you who do not already surround yourself with plant life, I hope these 6 reasons have either inspired you to add plant life to your home office (or work space). If you are looking for more information about the magic of plants (both inside and outside the home), and how they can enhance your life in a myriad of ways, then check out They have tons of tips, tricks, and inspiration for living with plant life. - why flowers are good for your office -

I have personally decided to decorate my flat with Dendrobiums, a unique genus of orchid that flowers like a tree and can be found in colors ranging from white through yellow/orange as well as red and purple. Because honestly, until I can move into a greenhouse and just live amongst all the plants all the time, the next best thing is settling in for a big day of working from home feeling as if I get to do so from inside a mini jungle. - why flowers are good for your office - was kind enough to gift me these incredible flowers to help liven up my work space and create a healthier and more productive environment. Luckily, my friend and work mate Vicky is tending to them as I tend to have a black thumb, and we are going to do our best to keep these beauties as beautiful as ever. I am also hoping to re-introduce some ferns and palms into this workspace after accidentally killing off all of them, as these are also lovely house plants to fill a space with – which I will be sure to share with you guys once the decorating is complete! - why flowers are good for your office -

*Plants like orchids, succulents, and epiphytic bromeliads actually take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen at nighttime. Because of this, they are suggested to be kept in the bedroom to keep oxygen flowing at night. Also, always be sure to know which plants are safe to have with animals. Although orchids are not known to be fatal to cats, when I work, my furry friends are normally not allowed in my office or are monitored very closely and when I am not working, the office door remains locked. - why flowers are good for your office -

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Stay conscious, Rae

Rae Tilly

Rae the EIC of LFB and YEOJA Magazine. She is also a photographer and social media influencer.


  • Love this post! We have so many plants and i always want more. When i was younger, i used to hear the exact opposite – that they’re harmful and make it difficult for you to breathe. I just found out last year that they’re actually good for you!

  • My bedroom and office has never looked more vibrant when I added houseplants. At first, I thought they needed high maintenance and that I must have a green thumb to keep em going but I was completely wrong :)

  • Marianne

    I never knew that having plants in your workspace could be so beneficial ! It’s awesome that the orchids release oxygen at night they’d definitely be great in the bedroom and I’d love to get some of the purifying plants you mentioned like aloe vera ! Your work space is gorgeous by the way !

    lots of love, Marianne xxx

  • Rosanna Briguglio

    Your pictures are so pretty! I love the styling and the houseplants look great!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x

  • Amy

    Beautiful work space! I love everything about this post, at last count I have 25 cacti in my office. I have to work indoors and on the computer every day so I love bringing a bit of the outside inside.

    I adore your blog and photography <3 – Amy

  • I love orchids so much and have been planning to get one into my home, however, having two cats I have not gotten one yet. But they look so pretty! And I love having plants in my home and working space!! Love the set up you have with all your orchids! :)


  • I love your home office. I don’t know if you know this but my mom told me that growing a green thumb can add years to a person’s life. I used to have a pot of flower but it died and my grandma told me a lot of things about it. I guess, I really should learn more about plants before purchasing one. Hehe! :) One thing I love about my school is that we’re on top of a plateau so going there is something which I find peaceful because of the nature and when I get to be inside the school, there are still a lot of trees and gardens to admire of. The struggle of going there is hard but the benefit of staying at school during school days is worth it. I’m not surrounded with any noise, water or land pollution. :)

    Augustin Ra / Indie Spirit

  • These plants are lovely, I personally love orchids! I just have to get better at taking care of them :’) Love your home office :-)

    Hannie from Missing Wanderer

  • Love the decor in your home office. It was very interesting to read that they increase productivity. I didn’t know! I used to have a plant it didn’t make it inside. Either I watered it too much or too little and I could never find a good balance for her. I still think it wasn’t an interior plant, although the person that sold it to me said it was. Bottom line, I need to find an easy-to-keep plant, that is sturdy enough and can survive with me, haha!


  • I have tons of plants at home but none at work. I really need to buy one for my office.

    Thanks Rae!

    P.S. I love your office decor :)


  • This gives me more motivation to work on improving my green thumb, though that would imply that I had a green thumb to begin with… (Also those cookies look delish) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • You are so right my dear! I recently added house plants into my working space and I can;t believe how I did previously without them! Can;t agree more with your points, I think they help us breath more easily and they are so aesthetically pleasing!
    Thanks for sharing and have a great start to the weekend!

  • I love all of your plants; the orchids are beautiful! I’ve kept a few different plants in my bedroom/on my desk over the last few years and feel like they really pull the room together and make it more “lively” (literally). Particularly as my current bedroom’s windows can’t easily be opened, the plants make the otherwise stale air feel fresher. My only problem is I cannot seem to keep most plants alive – I’ve killed 5 succulents in the last 6 months!

    Kate |

  • Your home office looks so cozy and beautiful. I would love to work in such a beautiful space! I have an orchid and I love how it looks in my apartment. I really like the pots you have for your plants as well.

    Fariha |

  • I am loving the aesthetics of your home office, so inviting and cozy! I would love have some orchids, would be a beautiful addition to my space, thank you for sharing :)

    Makeup, Style and Sugar

    • rae

      Thank you so much, Ankita!

  • I find plants just so peaceful in a home. Your home office looks wonderful and cosy! x


    • rae

      So true, lady! And thank you!

  • I’m in love with the way you decorated your home office, so cozy :) And I agree, plants really make the difference!


    • rae

      Aww thank you so much, Stasja! It’s still a bit of a work in progress but the corners I shared with you I am really happy about :)

  • Jennifer

    What a beauuuutiful blog – just had to give you a follow on BL! I absolutely agree with plants in the home, I wish I could have a green wall *goals*


    • rae

      Ahh thank you so much, Jennifer, and I am so glad that you like LFB! Thanks for following!

  • This is one thing I can’t wait for when I move into my own space, buying green friends! <3

    Hannah | Oh January

    • rae

      Ahh so true Hannah. Seriously, I think us bloggers are obsessed with the idea of having plants in their own space even more than they probably are about other features of a new place, haha!

  • I have a Bird of Paradise, and I have a kitty too. I keep it up high so she can’t reach it, but after reading what you said I kind of want to take the plant outside now. It’s in my bedroom and that’s where my cat Mimi spends most of her time. Wahhhhh! I love your decor and plants look beautiful. I also fell in love with you lovely cat.


    • rae

      With cats you always just have to be really careful, both for the cat and the plant. Mine are still cheeky little guys and munch on some of the smaller plants I have – and it does give them upset stomachs and ruins the poor plant! I am still looking for a foolproof way to have plants in all my rooms and still keep my little ones at the same time!

  • SamanthaSeries

    You have such a gorgeous selection of plants. I’d love to get more plants, I currently only have some basil and succulents :P

    Samantha Series

    • rae

      Thank you so much, Samantha! Basil and succulents are also extremely lovely! I definitely need more succulents in my life!

  • Your office looks sooooo comfy. The interiors were well thought of. I am seriously in awe. Thanks for sharing your office with us, your readers! :)

    Melissa the Mermaid ♥

    • rae

      Thanks so much Melissa! I am a huge fan of this space as well – it’s great to have a place that actually gets you excited and motivated about work!

  • OMG your home is soooo cozy!! I love it! And I love having plants around me too! I definitely get it from my mom, who has so many, probably too many haha!

  • I love houseplants so much. i don’t have my own place yet but when i do it’ll be filled with succulents and cacti lls. they really do brighten your mood.

  • Your home looks so beautiful!! I’d love to get some more plants, I’ve got one cactus so far that was a housewarming gift and I’ve managed to keep it alive for several months now so maybe it’s time to broaden my horizons a bit. Your place looks so warm and cozy and inviting – you definitely have the right vibe! Also yay coffee table twins! x

  • I love your house plant collection =o) I have two by my kitchen window but i’m hoping to add a few more =o)

  • Sophie Lee

    I am not a fan of house plant but maybe i have to think it again