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Handmade oak furniture and indoor plants. How to improve everyday positive life and relieve stress

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Indoor plants and oak furniture can help relieve stress

The seemingly ordinary human need to maintain a relationship with the world of nature has been recognized as a socially important phenomenon that has been called biophilia. It manifests itself in many areas of life, including interior design, indoor plants and decoration. Everything is aimed at making us feel at one with the environment on a daily basis and see the positive impact on our mental health, working conditions, and relaxation. Read our tips for indoor plants and oak furniture that will help you to reduce your stress level and let you create a healthy living environment. In this article, we want to inspire you to incorporate nature into your interiors since it is the best anti-stress factor.

Creating a natural oasis: Harnessing the power of nature-inspired design for improved well-being and productivity

Use design and arrangement solutions referring to phenomena observed in nature and imitating them. They are conducive to our health at work and at home, creating the right conditions for concentration and relaxation. As a result, we do not succumb to stress easily, we are more creative, we get sick less often and recover faster.

Discover the power of green: 5 indoor plants to create a calm and stress-free environment at home and office

Surround yourself with vegetation on a daily basis. Live plants are an obvious and indispensable addition to interiors, living green walls or indoor plant installations can also be an interesting solution. Indoor plants not only give us life and green space to dose nature but also give a lot of health benefits. They can reduce stress and create a healthy and clean environment by eliminating harmful toxins. Let’s explore 5 indoor plants that are the best to keep your home and office and relieve anxiety and stress:


An Aloe Vera plant is a stylish and practical addition to the home. This indoor plant purifies the air of formaldehyde and benzene – two chemicals commonly found in household cleaning products – and has amazing healing properties too.

Aloe Vera
The Aloe Vera plant loves sunny spots.

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Ferns are great at removing negative energy from a room. Their soft leaves and wonderful to look at and soothing to touch. This indoor plant is relatively easy to care for but they do need to stay moist. Mist regularly and keep in a cool location out of direct light.

Boston fern on a stool
Boston fern on a stool


It’s known as the Snake Plant or Mother-In-Law’s Tongue. The Sansevieria is one of the most recommended plants for improving air quality in the home. In fact, experts have found this plant to be highly effective at removing the harmful toxins that naturally build up in the home. The next known benefit of the snake plant is that it releases oxygen at night, helping you to breathe easier. Place one in your bedroom for a better night’s sleep. This indoor plant prefers plenty of sunlight it can endure low amounts of light at long durations. Try not to overwater it as the roots will rot if the soil is too moist for too long.



Areca palm is a very popular air-purifying plant. This low-maintenance indoor plant is easy to care for and is proven to remove harmful toxins from the air that affects the health of people. Therefore, ARECA helps to decrease anxiety levels and blood pressure, that in turn helps us to calm our mental and physical health thus protecting us from getting sick.

Areca Palm
Areca Palm
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English Ivy is a great indoor plant for stress reduction and anxiety. It relieves headaches and promotes a deep night’s sleep. English Ivy plants prefer an evenly moist environment. Water the plants at ease during growth. 

English Ivy
English Ivy

Creating a serene haven: Harnessing the soothing power of natural oak wood in your Home

All the choices you make when creating the look of your home interior influence your perceptions and emotions. The color of walls and floors or furniture can increase stress and anxiety. We come back from demanding work and want a soothing sanctuary at home, but this is not always the case. The comfortable, calming space serves as a safe socket where you can recharge after all-day events and be better prepared for the next day. One of the scientifically proven methods is to use natural solid oak wood where possible.

Studies show that even being in the presence of wood whether in the form of a tree or a piece of wooden furniture can help reduce stress. Environments with wooden elements can have an instant calming effect, and lower blood pressure and pulse. If you feel stressed out, all you need is a little solid wood to find your calm.

The oak wood reduces stress in a person and has a calming effect due to positive emotional experiences that wood causes, such as closeness to nature, warmth, homeliness and a relaxing effect. Wooden surfaces of the solid furniture make a room feel warmer and cosier and they also have a calming effect. In these properties, wood is much better than all other surface materials. Touching a wooden surface gives a feeling of safety and being connected with nature. Some people say that the feel of natural solid wood is softer than other materials,  experientially but also physiologically. The use of solid wooden furniture may affect not only the quality of air but also the atmosphere of a room and the mood and physiological stress level of people present there.

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The healing power of natural wood: Enhancing mental well-being through solid oak installations

Most of us are unaware that natural wood “speaks” to us at such a profound level and will improve our mental health:

  • If you are just planning a renovation, consider installing a solid wood floor.
  • If you intend to change the furniture, choose solid oak wood furniture (table, desk, coffee table, bookshelf)
  • The panelling is not a relic from the past, a plank wall can look amazing.
  • Buy wooden accessories such as decorations, shelves, trays, storage boxes, cutting boards, candlesticks

If you are building a terrace, choose natural solid wood instead of composite.

We here at SFD Furniture Design hope you can reduce stress thanks to the above article.

Artur Bieńko
SFD Furniture Design

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