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3 Reasons You Should Add a Plant to Your Home

Adding a plant to any room of your house adds life to it in a big way. They go beyond traditional home decoration and actually inject a layer of nature into any space, providing an immediate added sense of comfort. Because there are so many different kinds of plants and so many ways to show them off, check out this guide from Yates Home Sales on why we think you should add a plant to your home.


One of the best benefits of adding plants in the home is one you can’t see happening. All plants naturally consume carbon dioxide as part of their photosynthetic process, exhaling oxygen at the end. Because humans breath carbon dioxide out and oxygen in, this is a match made in heaven. It also means that the more plants you have in your home, the better your air quality will be. Think about adding more plants to spaces where you spend a lot of time to truly feel the effects. A few extra plants in your bedroom can leave you waking up much more refreshed than you would normally, giving you a more restorative sleep and leading to a happier morning. Adding plants to your living room can help perk you up throughout the day, keeping the air clean. That way, you’ll feel more energized throughout your day.


Although you may not be aware of it, there’s water in the air all around us. In most cases, a little humidity goes a long way toward a happy human body. Because plants release 97 percent of the water they take in, having multiple plants has the advantage of keeping your home humid enough to promote good health. Some of the benefits of humidity release from plants include:

  • Decreased Respiratory Distress
  • Improved Skin Health
  • Decreased Colds
  • Decreased Sore Throats
  • Reduced Risk of Infection
  • Faster Healing
  • Improved sleep


In addition to the several health benefits that houseplants offer, there’s also the more apparent benefit of simply looking good. Adding houseplants to your home is a fast, easy way to express yourself without having to break the bank on decorations. Because of the plethora of types of plants, options for containers, and choices for display, there are millions of ways you can show off your taste at home with plants. Want to add a subtle touch? A snake plant in the corner adds a lively element without visually encroaching on your space. A viney plant creeping down from the top of a shelf or table adds a layer of mystique. More adventurous? Why not hang a potted plant from your ceiling to show off your wild side?


At Yates Home Sales, we love plants almost as much as we love providing great customer service. When you let us build your next custom modular home, you have the opportunity to put plants anywhere you like. We give you several options to personalize your home and truly make it your own. To learn more about finding your next perfect home, contact us today.