You may have seen it lining the walls in luxury urban city apartments and hotels to beautify the entrance area.
Some cities are even using plants to beautify the typically mundane grey exterior of skyscrapers and sea of buildings that litter a city-scape.
Indoor living walls are plants that grow against a wall. Sometimes they have been planted vertically, which is why they are also called vertical gardens. Further, some refer to them as green walls.
No matter what you call a living wall, vegetation will help the environment and the look of a building. It can help to disguise unattractive areas, brighten up spaces and create a more natural feel to a place.
This fad has found its way not just outside but even inside homes, restaurants and corporate buildings. More and more people see the benefits that they can get when they decide to install them in the establishments that they own.
Take a look at the list below to see some of those benefits, then you can head on over to Living Walls by PHS Greenleaf to take a look at some samples and talk to an industry expert for more information.
5 Benefits to Installing Indoor Living Walls
1. An increase in property value
If you own a property and you know that in the future there is a possibility that you will be selling that property, one way to increase the value of your property is to install a green wall.
The same is true even in homes. If there are plants in the home, the property value increases. That’s why there are owners who spend a lot of time landscaping their gardens as part of the sale process.
If you do not have the money for landscaping, you can “interiorscape” by adding a unique feature – an interior living wall, for example.
Not only will it look unique it will also give that wow factor to potential buyers and investors.
2. Beautiful aesthetics
Do you want a unique way to design your home or office property? Installing living walls will be like bringing nature in front the outside to the inside.
It may seem simple, but if you choose the proper plants and the proper design, interior living walls can make a very impressive scene.
Some buildings have priceless art as their centerpiece, but living walls can be just as impressive and for just a fraction of the price of a painting or sculpture.
3. An improvement in the air quality
Did you know that there are studies that say that indoor air quality is actually worse than the air outside
With a green wall, you have a natural air filtration system that can absorb all those pollutants and make the air cleaner.
4. They can reduce your energy costs
Especially during the winter season, having a green wall can be very beneficial because it can cut down on the energy cost for a building or a home.
That’s because they can serve as natural insulation during the cold months, which can reduce the cost of heating the whole building. Even during the hot months, they can also help cool the air making it more comfortable for the people inside.
5. Improve acoustics & soundproofing in a room
If you are looking for a way to reduce the noise level of a place, green walls can be a good way. They have been proven to reduce noise on highways and roads, so they can definitely do a great job in buildings that have a lot of noise, such as restaurants or offices.
Hopefully this has given you some food for thought in terms of using natural ways to improve your property through the installation of plants, living walls and other natural solutions.