Although many people enjoy getting fresh flowers, few take the time to put them in their homes on a regular basis. They pass right by them or scroll down them on Instagram and unless a special occasion is on the horizon, they hardly give them a second look. Fresh flowers should be a regular thing rather than an extravagance reserved only for gifts.
Having fresh flowers brought to me on a weekly basis by mother in law, I never appreciated finding them on my kitchen table in heaps, I would huff and puff at having to put them in the vase and would also give them away! Now that they aren’t making their way to me as often as I would like, I appreciate what I once had. Today, I jump at the chance to stop by my favourite flower shop, Details, made with Love to buy a handful of fresh blooms!
I love having them in the house as my grandma loved having them in hers. Here are five good reasons to keep fresh flowers in your home all the time:
They Bring Beauty
Nothing is more attractive than a stunning bouquet of flowers in the center of the table. Flowers instantly add beauty to the room and give it the feeling of being alive and vibrant. This beauty has all kinds of wonderful effects on our minds too. Surrounding yourself with beautiful things can improve our lives and make the mundane seem exciting. Being visual creatures, we are stimulated by natural beauty on a primitive level.
They Give a Wonderful Scent
When you walk into a room with fresh flowers, you are almost certain to be transformed back in time. The scents of flowers are instantly memorable and we often remember them in the backs of our minds. When we smell them again, it takes us right back where we were. Fresh cut flowers are far more powerful and effective than air fresheners and they cost less too.
They Offer a Change of Pace
If you want to instantly change the look and feel of a room, simply add some flowers or change out the existing ones. Nothing can improve the look of a room better than fresh flowers. Try different combinations or a new vase to really amp up the change. Your color and texture options are endless so get creative with your floral arrangements!
They Give An Instant Pick Me Up
Another huge advantage to putting fresh flowers in your home is the mood lifting capabilities they possess. The combination of beauty, aroma and freshness is enough to make anyone feel great and excited about their day.
They Help You Focus
To focus on anything, you have to be in the right frame of mind. You need to be relaxed, calm and peaceful inside to really zoom in on what you are doing. Flowers have been known to improve focus by helping in all of these areas. In fact, fresh cut flowers are also thought to improve your ability to think either directly or indirectly. Anything that improves your state of mind is going to have a positive effect in these areas. Pleasant smells and beauty tend to boost creativity and focus.
These five reasons to keep fresh cut flowers in your home are certainly not the only ones out there. If you think about it, there are hundreds of reasons to keep them around. If you are not keeping them in your home regularly, you should certainly consider it.
Do you keep fresh flowers in your home?