Being a professor for over a decade, I’ve grown fond of the echoing hallways and grand lecture theatres. But walking into our faculty building every morning, I often felt something was amiss. Despite its grandeur, it lacked warmth. The grey walls echoed more of a corporate building than a vibrant learning space.
I often brought it up during staff meetings. “It’s too sterile,” I’d argue. “We need to infuse some life into this space.” After multiple petitions and gentle nudges, the dean, finally swayed by my persistence, granted a modest budget for decorative furnishings.
In my mission to find something elegant yet durable, I stumbled upon high-quality fibreglass plant pots. Online reviews raved about their sleek appearance and hard-wearing nature, making them a perfect fit for a bustling educational institution.
Venturing further into my research, I visited a popular fibreglass pot store. Their collection was impressive, with some elegant fibreglass options standing out due to their contemporary design. Convinced, I placed an order with the Melbourne store for indoor plant pots, imagining how they’d uplift our faculty’s ambiance.
Upon their arrival, we paired these pots with majestic plants – ferns, pothos, snake plants, and a couple of fiddle leaf figs. Strategically placing them around the building, in corners, beside benches, and in lounging areas, the transformation was almost instantaneous.
The once drab building began to emanate life. The vibrant green contrasted beautifully with the muted walls. But it wasn’t just about the aesthetics. In the days that followed, something magical occurred. Students, previously drawn to more modern blocks or the library, began flocking to our building.
Lounging areas that once echoed silence now buzzed with intellectual debates, group study sessions, and vibrant discussions. One afternoon, a student approached me with a smile. “Professor,” she said, “this place has become my favourite spot on the entire campus. It’s the plants, the pots, the atmosphere. They’ve breathed soul into this building.”
Reflecting on it, a simple infusion of nature, especially with elegantly designed pots, transformed our faculty. It became more than just a space – it was now an environment where students felt inspired, nurtured, and right at home.