It can be so easy to take the little things for granted, but flowers truly are a marvel of mother nature. Roughly four-million species of flowers bloom around the world, and no two flowers ever-growing exactly alike. This grand-scale puts into perspective just how special each individual flower that makes it into your home really is.
But have you ever stopped to really ask why flowers make us so happy? You wouldn't be the only one to wonder. Research has found there is so much more these blossoming beauties can do for you and your home than just look pretty.
Here are five of the most interesting reasons why you, and everyone you know, should keep fresh flowers in your house.
It is scientifically proven that bringing nature indoors has a positive psychological effect on your mood and can greatly improve your mental health and that the presence of flowers greatly decreases stress and anxiety levels. So every time you walk past those beauties in their vase, you can get the endorphins flowing and a healthy dose of happiness. It's self-care done right.
But it goes deeper than that. Flowers, such as roses and lavender, also help improve people’s mood and maintain a relaxed atmosphere thanks to their aromatherapeutic power.
A recent study even showed that floral fragrance assists memory retention.
No matter what colour, a bouquet of vibrant blooms will always have the ability to make your mood better. However, studies suggest that different colours and tones have their own unique benefits, and can help calm, de-stress or energise you.
For example, the colour yellow can create feelings of warmth, cheer and happiness, while pink promotes feelings of gratefulness and joy.
You can always opt to choose flowers to match different personalities depending on the type of preference and styles that you’re trying to achieve in each room of the house. The options are literally endless.
Flower pressing, drying flowers, create a flower wall, adding them to a luxurious bath or making a scrub from the petals are just a few DIY ways to upcycle your bouquet.