Plants have long been used to reduce noise from busy roads. More recently, research has shown another benefit: interior plants can help to reduce background noise levels inside buildings, too. Plants and their leaves absorb, diffract, and reflect background noise, which makes the environment more comfortable for the occupants. Good news for anyone who has noisy neighbours.
This applies to busy office spaces too. Noise created by such things as phone chatter, footsteps on hard floors, conversations in adjacent cubicles, and printer use travels through large spaces. This noise is distracting, making employees less productive and reducing privacy. One way to create a welcoming, stress-free environment is by using screen plants instead of partitions. This will not only absorb more noise in a busy office but will provide an attractive addition to the space.