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Aquaponic Gardens - A Decor Score

  • AquaSprouts Team
  • February 10, 2016

 

Our homes are our sanctuaries, where we can relax and recharge after a long day at the office. How you decorate your home shows a lot about your personality, but it should also provide a serene, safe space you can retreat to. Adding an aquaponic garden to your home can help bring beauty and calm to any living space.

Peaceful plants

When it comes to home decor, almost all interior decorators will tell you that adding plants to a room is a surefire way to add some life to even the starkest of modern interiors. Plants not only add color and life to a room, they’re also very calming, and according to research people who work in offices where there are lots of plants are not only happier, but they’re also more productive. Humanity and nature are deeply connected, and exposure to natural environments provides a wealth of mental and emotional benefits; you may not be able to get out into the woods every day, but you can green up your space to bring a little life inside with you.

Aquarium therapy

Aquariums can add beauty and tranquility to any room, and high-end restaurants and hotels often use them to add an air of calm, natural sophistication to their spaces. In fact, research has found that just looking at fish swimming in an aquarium can can help lower your heart rate and blood pressure and ease muscle tension. Installing an aquaponic garden in your home is a great way to take advantage of all the calming features of plants and aquariums, and marry them into one beautiful and elegant conversation piece that will brighten up any room.

Little big farms

At first sight you might be mistaken for thinking an aquaponic garden is a classroom gimmick, but commercial aquaponic farms are popping up all over the world, even in the desert heat of the Middle East. A home aquaponic garden is the real deal, and adds a touch of tranquility, and color to your home, while giving you fresh, crisp herbs at your fingertips.

Grow lights grow wellness

If you live in temperate latitudes, you've probably heard of light therapy. In places with long, dark, gray winters, the lack of light can cause a variety of mood and health problems. Your body uses sunlight to synthesize vitamin D, which has functions throughout the body, from bone strength to skin health to strong immune response; your brain also responds in a variety of ways to the type of light you see. Adding a grow light to your garden can have more benefits than just healthy plants! One grow light is no substitute for a good dose of sun, but even a little bit of bright, full-spectrum light during your day can improve energy, alertness, and mood, even in the depths of winter.

Learn more about aquaponics here.