There’s no doubt that our environment has a direct effect on our mood and emotions. Flowers, with their unforgettable fragrance and vibrant colors, can dramatically change our disposition and uplift our spirits. A recent study at Rutgers University revealed that flowers improve emotional health, triggering “happy” emotions and a feeling of life satisfaction.* For a quick, easy and cost-efficient way to brighten your day, heighten your energy and renew your interior environment we suggest the addition of fresh flowers or lush, green houseplants.
Flowers offer bursts of color, which can change the atmosphere of any room, offering a simple way to update and freshen a lifeless interior. Create a bold statement with deep fuchsias and bright oranges or bring a softer side to your interior with a bouquet radiant in soft pinks and peaches. The wonderful thing about fresh flowers is that they offer an extensive color palette and have an endless amount of varieties to choose from, giving you a chance to decide on something different every couple of weeks to breathe new life into your environment.
An easy way to introduce texture and heightened elegance into your rooms is with a bouquet consisting of a myriad of different flowers and colors. A bouquet consisting of more than three different varieties of flowers gives it a natural look reminiscent of the outdoors. Choose flowers with different shapes and colors to give it that "fresh from the garden” look. You can even add decorative grasses and other interesting greens to heighten the drama of these bouquets.
Put the finishing touch on any room with the lush, green vibrant qualities of a beautiful houseplant. Studies have shown that bringing green into your environment reduces stress, creating a peaceful haven in your home. Plus, plants provide fresh oxygen and help balance the humidity level, making them a wonderful addition to your interior decor. Today we can find an interesting variety of blooming and non-blooming plants, which require very little work to maintain, to provide gorgeous color and fragrance to your home.
These are small, simple tips we suggest to enhance and enliven your current lifestyle. Tiny changes to your environment can have long-lasting positive effects that are well worth the small amount of time it takes to establish them. Here, at FTD, we know that there is no better way to bring a room together and offer happiness, than with flowers.
*Haviland-Jones, J. Rosario, H.H., Wilson, P, and Mcguire, T.R. (2005) "An environmental approach to positive emotion: Flowers." Evolutionary Psychology, 3:104-132