Air quality in your home and office

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Fresh, clean air is not something we get enough of in today’s modern life, especially as most of us seem to be stuck inside with our great British weather ( apart from couple of heat waves a year, but even then we hide inside an air-conditioned office and happily do overtime ).

The fact is the air quality in our homes can be surprisingly bad thanks to modern synthetic materials and temperature regulation; it also contains pollutants and is often well below recommended humidity levels.

Synthetic furniture, paint, chemicals from cleaners and all electric gadgets pump chemical vapours into the air, heating system dries out the air. It all leads to us complaining about allergies, asthma, headaches and thickly coughs.

This is where plants can help! Certain houseplants can actually clean the air in your home or office; they work hard at cleaning our air of the toxins and realising humidity back. The studies show that plants help us to have fewer headaches and feel less tired, have fewer allergy symptoms, recover faster from common cold, feel less stressed and be more productive and creative if you work from home or in the office.

What plants should you put in your interiors to make a difference to the air you are breathing?

1.Rubber Tree

Rubber Trees produce lots of oxygen. We all need oxygen, lots of it! Add it to your living room!

2.Kimberly Queen Ferns


Easy to care for and happy in all kinds of lighting situation, removes toxins from the air. This is one of the hardest houseplants to kill. Although it does need to be watered occasionally, it generally prefers drier conditions. The snake plant tolerates most light levels, making it any easy choice for just about any room.

4.Golden Pothos

This leafy vine can be hung in the air or set on a shelf! Its brilliant when it comes to removing toxins from the air and it looks great too! It will add a touch of beautiful greenery to your house. Pairs up perfectly in industrial and Scandinavian interiors.


Besides removing toxins from the air, Dracaena will also improve attention span and boost memory.

If you are looking to reduce toxins in your home, add a touch of green to your interior! It’s often the germs and toxins that you can’t see that are the most harmful, but alas these air cleaning plants will help you remove toxins and improve air quality.

At Belvisi we know that including natural planting features for any project, they act both as a stunning visual appeal and a way to boost the eco-friendliness of a space. Large plant features will improve air quality and thermal performance of your home. 

We work with professionals specialising in the design, installation and maintenance of indoor & exterior planting. Together we can help you pick the rights plants for your interior! Contact one of our designers on to discuss. 

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