Most of us love having fresh flowers in our homes, whether they appear as a weekly bouquet, a once in a while treat, or reserved for special occasions.
However, there may be more to it. Flowers have been shown to have extraordinary power over people, affecting our moods, improving our health and work performance.
We looked at 3 reasons why everyone should introduce fresh flowers into their home.
Boost Your Mood
Scientific research has shown that flowers can genuinely boost your mood, increasing happiness and decreasing feelings of stress and anxiety.
Researchers have put this amazing side effect down to a culturally learned association of flowers as a symbol of positivity.
It’s no wonder when flowers are present at some of our happiest events like weddings, birthdays, and new births.
Flowers can also trigger memories of these special events or of approaching spring and summer, a time when most of us are generally happier.
Improve your work life
On top of decreasing stress, flowers have also been reported to lift concentration levels and creativity, and increase cognitive performance.
For people who work from home and want to improve their concentration, or need a creative lift, a bouquet of fresh flowers is an easy way to stimulate both.
Putting them in your home office or on your desk at work is a sure fire way to reap the benefits, with bright colours or a creative arrangement even more beneficial for getting the creative juices flowing.
If calming is your aim, opt for lighter colours that fall near to each other on the colour wheel, whilst choosing blooms in bright and opposite colours will energise you.
Decorate Your Home
Flowers are a quick way to decorate your home; pulling together your personal style and making your living space appear more polished.
Not only are flowers are a beautiful finishing touch to your interior design, they have the ability to change the feel of your home or of particular rooms.
Bright arrangements can lift the vibes of your living space, brightening homes with dark furniture or limited light.
More understated bouquets can make a hectic home feel calmer, or an arrangement of one colour in varying shades can tie together your colour theme.
Changing the feel of your home depending on the season is also made easy through the use of flowers.