The Little Desk Decoration That Could Make A Big Difference In Your Work

09/29/2014 08:16 am ET | Updated Oct 01, 2014

By now, you've probably attempted a million work hacks to make your desk job a little more enjoyable. Maybe you've tried keeping a messy workspace for added creativity, listened to music to help you power through the day, or taken brief puppy-picture breaks to give your brain a much needed T-O. But if we're being honest, even with all these tips and tricks, there's nothing quite like the brain-clearing effects of being outside in nature.

So, enter your newest work hack: a little greenery.

Research shows that keeping plants at our desks can boost our well-being at work -- something that's desperately needed when we hit that 3 p.m. slump each day. Plus, there's a plethora of research showing that spending time in nature or amidst the color green can lift our moods and boost creativity. With so many perks, why not bring those benefits indoors?

But before you go and pluck any old plant off a shelf, realize that certain ones may be better than others for your particular workplace environment. Below, we've decoded the best office plants to uplift your cubicle and send your productivity skyrocketing. Bring on the to-do lists!


Infographic by Alissa Scheller for The Huffington Post.

Also on HuffPost:

De-Stress At Your Desk

CONVERSATIONS