Home decor is never easy to figure out, but some solutions are always in fashion, and fresh flowers are one of them. With their help, you can really uplift your space and bring a bit of nature inside. But why should you, you ask?
Well, the reasons are unlimited, but let’s start with how old it can get to always have to stay inside. In the last few years, a lot of people have developed the habit too – and understandably so – but there’s a reason always staying inside isn’t good for us. We’re supposed to be close to nature. But when that can’t happen, what better way than to bring nature inside?
If you’re still not convinced, keep reading. In this article, we talk about all the reasons why keeping fresh flowers in your home is a good idea. We’re also going to tell you about how to take care of them, and will try to ease your mind about some reservations you might have about keeping fresh flowers.
Things That Might Make You Hesitate
Fresh flowers are a great idea, but they might feel like too much work for many. Here are some of the biggest objections people have to them, and what we have to say about it.
- You’ll Need to Buy Them Regularly: This is a valid concern, but nothing you can’t solve if you subscribe and schedule flowers to be delivered to your home regularly. We understand that picking out floral arrangements for your home every week and going out to buy them from your local florist can be a huge task, but so do flower vendors, and this is why these subscription services exist.
- Keeping Them Fresh is Hard: Keeping fresh flowers fresh for long isn’t really as hard as it sounds. Sure, there are a number of ways to go about it, but once you develop a routine it can be just as easy as it would be for you to take care of a houseplant, and definitely easier than keeping a pet.
- They Won’t Suit My Interior: If you’re worried about finding flowers to suit your interior, don’t be. Flowers have a reputation for just brightening up the place, but the right elegant arrangement can add character and fit right in. If you have a darker theme for your place, choose dark roses and plants with dark green petals and brown branches for the arrangement instead of the usual bright arrangement, and you’re good to go.
They Improve Your Mood
As we said at the start of this article, having flowers around really improves your mood. Don’t just take our word for it – this fact is backed by research. Multiple studies about patients recovering from surgery in hospital rooms report that patients who had flowers in their rooms recovered faster than those in the control group.
They took less pain medication, their heartbeat and blood pressure were more consistent, they had less anxiety and fatigue, and so much more.
Now, think about how when you’re in a positive environment your mental health just gets better. How good you feel right after you’re done cleaning your room versus how messy it gets when you’re depressed.
If we told you that keeping flowers in your home is going to make you feel better – and we just did – wouldn’t you want to at least try?
Add a Touch of Nature to Your Space
In the last two years, people have started staying home more. Even when things have eased up a lot now, they’re not completely back to normal. This is why a lot of people are still careful and try to stay indoors, just to be safe.
But everyone misses being outdoors, and what you might miss the most is being around plants and greenery. This is even truer for people who live in bigger cities without easy access to forests and parks.
In these situations, it really helps to have not only fresh flowers but a whole range of indoor plants around the house. You’ll be able to do a lot of decor as well as make the space feel brighter and better.
Change Your Space Up As You Wish
Another great thing about fresh flowers is that they’re not usually permanent or long-lasting – the most you can make them last and look fresh is about ten days. After that, you will be able to choose any other color or style you like and switch your interior decor up a bit.
This is something that you wouldn’t be able to do with any other kind of decor, and is especially useful when you’re decorating spaces you can’t permanently alter – like rented apartments where you won’t be able to paint the walls, or loft apartments with brick walls and a very bare feel.
These places are like blank canvases waiting to be filled with whatever you want, and what better way to decorate than to choose a new theme every other week – or as often as you’d like – before you finally figure out what you really want your place to look like.
Your Home Will Smell Better
Fresh flowers like roses and jasmine are known for their amazing aroma. It’s no surprise that even today their scents are the base for countless perfumes and the scent in a lot of beauty products.
It might be tempting to just use scented candles or something else to make your home smell better, but nothing can really beat the real thing.
Your living room, bedroom, and home in general will smell a lot better when you start decorating your home with them. Who doesn’t want their guests having a pleasant first impression when they first get home, or for you to come home to your house smelling great whenever you step out?
How to Take Care of Your Fresh Flowers
Now that you’re probably convinced that you need to try fresh flowers for your home, let’s talk about some best practices to make your flowers last longer.
- Cut the stems diagonally when you’re putting the flowers in their container – this will give your blooms maximum surface area for water absorption.
- Remove all extra leaves from your flower stems that won’t be visible from inside the vase. These leaves will be taking up valuable water and nutrients that your flowers could use to last longer.
- Make sure to wash your container with soap every time you change flowers to avoid any bacteria from the last batch ruining your newer flowers – this type of bacteria already being present in the water can make your flowers wilt and decay faster.
- Use flower preservatives in your water to make the flowers last longer. You can find this with the same florists you buy your flowers from. You can also use sugar, small quantities of vodka or soda, and even a copper penny.