I don’t mind admitting my obsession with fresh flowers and well, greenery in general. I love having both in the house as much as possible, especially since I taught Buddy to stop and smell the peonies…or whatever is in the vase. I love to pick up fun bouquets from the grocery store and create my own arrangements but you don’t have to spend a dime or be a Martha Stewart to add pops of green in your home. I often take a pair of scissors outside our house and cut some twigs off of a tree in the backyard and stick them in vase. True story!
So why fill your house with fresh blooms?
- They cure the morning blues. If you’re looking to add a little pep in your morning step (who isn’t?) place fresh flowers or a small houseplant on your bedside table. Trust me: that will perk you right up before your morning cup of coffee.
- They make you happier. Research consistently links indoor flowers and plants to increased happiness, positive energy levels and a reduction in anxiety. Flowers have long-lasting effects on people’s moods and the happier you are, the more likely you are to pass that happiness on to others throughout the day.
- They boost your enthusiasm and energy. Having flowers in your home carries over to the workplace. A recent study found that people were more likely to have more energy and enthusiasm at work when flowers were found in their house. How neat is that!? xo