Brightening Your House With a Wide Variety of Flowers
Brightening your house with a floral arrangement or fresh flowers can have more benefits than just decorating your home. A study from Massachusetts General Hospital found that people living in homes where fresh flowers are displayed feel more compassion towards others, and are less likely to feel worry and anxiety. Other studies have also shown that fresh flowers can lift your mood, and even help you to live a happier life.
The greatest effects happen when flowers are placed in common areas. There are such a great variety of flower colors and styles available from florists these days that you’re sure to find a match for any home style and décor. Here are some ideas on decorating your home with flowers and brighten your mood.
– Use single blooms in bud vases placed around high traffic areas, such as hallways. You can use small decorative vases, or even glasses from the kitchen.
– The kitchen table is a great place to display a larger bouquet, and encourage family to gather there. Many florists offer a flower delivery service and can deliver gorgeous bouquets right to your door.
– If a large centerpiece doesn’t suit your table, consider breaking up a bouquet into several smaller vases placed on a runner along your table. Ordering an arrangement or bouquet from a flower delivery service will ensure your arrangement all matches beautifully. You can also surround the individual vases with greenery such as ivy to tie everything together.
– As well as cut flowers displayed in vases, you may like to consider gifting a plant. These can sit on window sills in the sun and brighten a room. Options include plants that will last as permanent indoor blooms or gift plants, designed to flower for a few weeks.
To keep your flowers fresh, add them to a vase with fresh water, along with flower food. Alternatively you can use a couple of drops of bleach along with some sugar. This will keep your blooms fresh for longer.
Before placing the flowers in the vase, re-cut the stems by one or two inches and remove any leaves that will sit below the waterline. Replace the water if it becomes cloudy, or every three days, whichever comes first.
By treating your flowers this way, and keeping them away from direct sunlight or heating/cooling vents, they’ll stay fresh and beautiful for days to come.
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