The benefits of having flowers in the home are numerous and varied. From improving air quality to reducing stress and anxiety, flowers have a positive impact on our overall well-being. They also add beauty and colour to our living spaces, creating a more inviting and welcoming environment for ourselves and our guests. Whether you choose to grow your own flowers or purchase them from us, incorporating them into your home décor is a simple and effective way to enhance your quality of life. So the next time you're looking to spruce up your living space, consider adding some fresh blooms to your home and experience the many benefits they have to offer.If you are unsure of how to care for your flowers, or what to do when you receive them, check out our Receiving Flowers journal post here.
Flowers have been an integral part of human culture since ancient times, and for good reason. They bring beauty and joy to our lives, and their positive impact on our mental and emotional well-being cannot be overstated. Studies have shown that having flowers in the home can have numerous benefits, from reducing stress and anxiety to improving our mood and overall sense of well-being. Incorporating flowers into your home decor can bring a sense of calm and tranquility to your living space, making it a more welcoming and inviting place to be. In this journal post, we'll explore the many benefits of having flowers in the home and share some tips on how to incorporate them into your decor.
Benefits to Mental Health
Not just a pretty face, flowers have so many benefits other than being something nice to look at. Here are some excerpts from a wonderful article on Shondaland.com:
Multiple studies show that proximity to plants has profound health benefits for human beings. We all know that a bouquet of flowers can convey appreciation, but research finds that simply being around flowers also reduces stress, speeds healing, enhances concentration, and improves mood.
“Flowers lower stress levels and anxiety in people,” says Christine Capra, program manager at the Horticultural Therapy Institute in Denver. “Even stress levels related to depression are decreased by having flowers, whether it’s in your outdoor garden or in your home or going to visit a botanic garden.”
According to a 2005 study by professors from Rutgers and La Salle universities, flowers have “immediate and long-term effects on emotional reactions, mood, social behaviors, and even memory for both males and females.” Another study found that people recovering from surgery who have plants or flowers in their hospital room have better health outcomes and report lower feelings of pain, anxiety, and fatigue.
Where to Keep Them in Your Space
Different sizes and shapes of floral arrangements are sometimes better for certain spaces. For example, for a dinner party you might not want a super tall arrangement as it may hinder guest sight lines, but a long and low arrangement would make the perfect centrepiece for your table.
Our number one tip for choosing your arrangement’s location is to pick a place where you will be able to see and enjoy it most. That might be on your living room coffee table, your kitchen counter, or a bedside table. We just recommend that you keep it out of direct sunlight, away from drafts, and away from fruit, all of which will hinder the bloom’s longevity.
There are also lots of ways to incorporate fresh botanicals into your space that you might not think of right away, such as hanging a fresh and super fragrant bunch of baby blue eucalyptus (sometimes called “spiral eucalyptus”) in your shower. The natural essential oils make for a wonderful, spa-like experience. Flowers in the bathroom are actually a super simple, cost effective way to make what is usually a smaller, less cared for space, seem a little more loved! We recommend a few blooms in a small vase beside your sink. Another of our favourite ways to display flowers is to hang a bundle of dried lavender somewhere, like above a bed to help with sleep as the smell of lavender is calming and soothing.