Most of us don't have the option to just throw open the windows every time we want a little fresh air in our offices or cubicles, especially if someone's been using the microwave to cook a particularly stinky lunch. If you have a small space that could do with a little freshness, these fragrant friends don't take too much energy to care for and will keep your space smelling nice all day long.
When I'm working from home, I love to throw open the windows and air out my apartment, but when I worked in a cubicle in a massive room full of people, sometimes the air gets a little stale. The folks at Apartment Therapy suggest bringing in a few herbs or flowering plants like lavender, honeysuckle or even mint to your small space to brighten the air a little. Some of their suggestions smell more strongly than others, so be wary of people around you, but a tiny mint plant on your desk wouldn't take much energy to care for, smells lovely and wouldn't mind you snipping off a leaf here or there for a cup of tea at your desk.
What do you think? Are you easily overwhelmed by smell and have an alternative suggestion? Maybe you have a favourite herb or flower you keep on your desk that brightens your day and the air around you already? Let us know in the comments below.
5 Fragrant Plants for a Small Space [Apartment Therapy]