Many of us turned to plants during the pandemic, be it for aesthetic reasons, dcor or for the love of greenery. This trend has been a boon for nursery owners, as pots of succulents, pothos, philodendrons and fern varieties have been picked up and arranged at peoples homes.While the trend may have started for decorative purposes, houseplants dont just look good, they can make us feel good too. Here are some of the benefits of having plants at home.Indoor air purifiersPlants are natural air purifiers. Spider, rubber, peace lilies and rubber plants are particularly effective in removing toxic pollutants from the air.Helps reduce stress and anxietyThe beauty of plants and the act of caring for them is truly therapeutic. It can help reduce stress and anxiety, and improve your mood and mental focus. Next time youre watering your plants, pay attention to the process. Admire the leaves, its texture and patterns; repot a plant; pluck and arrange the fresh set of flowers that have bloomed in your garden. It will help both you and your plants thrive.Feel-good neurochemicalsLooking at something that is aesthetically pleasing can boost neurotransmitters like dopamine and serotonin. Handling soil helps in promoting microbiome diversity at home, benefiting your gut and skin health.Peaceful slumberKeeping air-purifying plants in your bedroom can help you fall into a deep, peaceful slumber. They tend to create a better air climate and generate more oxygen, and have a calming and soothing effect on you while sleeping.