Why do they call the waiting room in a television studio the “green room”? When I started to research this topic, I came across many explanations, one of which was green is considered one of the most restful and calming colours and as a consequence the rooms were painted green to help reduce anxiety and help preparation before going on stage.
Growing up I had a bedroom which had a prominence of soft green in it while my younger sister’s room was an ice blue. I was the one that woke up early and was on full charge ready to go as opposed to my sister who needed to gently ease into the day without my noise. Was it the colour green that was the influence – or just genetics!
With the colour green being the most restful and relaxing colour for the eyes, green also symbolizes nature. Put these two combinations together and there is good reason to have plants indoors.
Plants indoors have been shown to boost mood and productivity, reduce stress and fatigue, and clean indoor air by absorbing toxins and producing oxygen.
In the last year, I have really gone to town with introducing indoor plants to my home and I now cannot image my living space without them and not just for all the good reasons above. There are a vast range of indoor plants, large and small, that add complementary textures to the environment and physical space of my living room.
Some of my indoor plants have come from cuttings where I popped them in a small container of water to develop roots. Once big enough I have then transferred them to a pot. Give it a go – it feels good to get your hands dirty and then watch your plants grow. Remember, many indoor plants cannot handle direct sunlight or being overwatered.