We all know flowers are a beautiful addition to your home décor, but did you know having flowers in your home has many health benefits? From roses to Australian natives, they can all benefit your health and well being.
When used in the correct environment, flowers have been proven to lower blood pressure, lift your mood, improve mental health, lower your heart rate and fill your home with happiness. These are only a few of the way flowers improve your health and quality of life.
All it takes is a bunch of flowers and a vase to transform the wellbeing of your home — who would have guessed.
9 Benefits to Having Flowers in Your Home
1. Boost your mood.
Nothing makes you happier than waking up to a stunning vase vase of brightly coloured, fresh flowers in your home. Multiple behavioural studies have shown placing flowers in the bedroom, kitchen, hallway or wherever you get ready to start your day, can help beat the morning blues.
A particular study, conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey found adding flowers to your home triggered the release of endorphins, stimulating happy emotions and heightened feelings of overall satisfaction.
2. Increase your energy.
Giving your energy a boost is just one example of the benefits of having flowers in your home. People who keep fresh flowers and potted plants are more likely to carry optimistic energy throughout their day. Flowers with bold, saturated colours will have a bigger impact in boosting your energy levels.
3. Improve air quality.
Improved air quality is just one of the reasons flowers are great for your overall wellbeing. Indoor flowers and plants have a number of benefits on your physical health. In fact, NASA scientists have discovered at least 50 houseplants and flowers that eliminate harmful pollutants that could otherwise cause headaches, coughs, colds, allergies and fatigue.
These leafy green plants and flowers purify the air and release oxygen, while absorbing dangerous toxins such as carbon monoxide and formaldehyde.
Flowers which help remove toxins from the air:
- Peace lilies.
4. Spark creativity.
As well as clearing the air and your head, fresh flowers are important for boosting creativity. And, it’s healthier than pouring yourself countless cups of coffee when you’re stumped.
You can also add bright flowers and fresh plants to your child’s bedroom or play area, as this will cater to their growing imagination, while encouraging responsibility. If you’re feeling uninspired, grab a ficus and place it on your desk in your home office.
5. Increase productivity.
If you’re working from home, placing flowers or plants around the home will not only increase your creativity, but studies have shown that they also improve concentration and productivity. Flowers with bright petals and large leaves, such as lilies, are perfect for increasing your productivity.
6. Reduce stress.
People with fresh flowers in their homes are more likely to feel calm, relaxed, less anxious and more empathetic towards others. If you’re studying for exams or preparing a major presentation at work, flowers will also help with stress and take the edge off.
7. Improve memory.
Improved memory is yet another positive impact flowers can have on your everyday life. Research has found when potted plants and freshly cut flowers are brought into the home they oxygenate the air, boosting brain cells which in turn improves memory and concentration. Just another excuse to treat yourself to a fresh bouquet of flowers from the Farmers Markets.
8. Help you sleep better.
There’s nothing better than a good night sleep, waking up feeling amazing and ready to tackle the day ahead. Research has shown human emotion is heavily impacted by the smell of flowers and emotions and sleep are closely linked. This supports the theory that the smell of flowers and plants can help regulate the nervous systems in your brain helping you get a better night sleep. Hence why they say the scent of lavender will help you fall asleep.
Evidence of this can further be seen in aromatherapy practises around the world. Aromatherapy uses plant and flower extracts in to improve overall health and wellbeing.
9. They look great!
There is no limit to the benefits of fresh flowers in the home. But did we mention the most obvious benefit — they look great! Bringing flowers into your house can elevate your overall interior design, no matter your colour scheme you can’t go wrong with lovely bouquets of flowers. They have the ability to transform rooms just with a single bouquet in a nice vase — it’ll surprise you how much they can brighten a room!
Frequently Asked Questions About Flowers in Your Home
Which fresh flowers last the longest in your house?
If you’re going to invest in a bunch of flowers for your home or a present for someone special, you want to know they are going to last and fill their home with joy for days or even weeks to come. There are a wide variety of flowers which last quite a while. Here’s our list of long lasting flowers:
Renowned for their vase life, these stunning flowers can last up to 3 weeks in your home. They come in a wide range of colours so they’ll suit anyones interior colour scheme.
Orchids are a beautiful addition to the home plus they can last 2-3 weeks!
Carnations are another stunning floral option with amazing health benefits. They can last up to 2-3 weeks in the home with proper care.
There is no doubt a bouquet of sunflowers can boost the mood of the room, but did you know they can last up to 12 days. Sunflowers thrive in the natural environment of Australia so if you’re after a long last present, get them a kit to grow their own sunflowers.
How do you make flowers live longer?
A quick way to make your flowers last long is to add bleach to their water. Now, we don’t mean place them solely in bleach — trust us, that will not end well. Add 1/4 teaspoon of bleach to every 1 litre of water, then place you beautiful bouquet into the vase and enjoy the many benefits of flowers in your home.
Do flowers have health benefits?
Flowers have so many health benefits. There have been multiple links between fresh bouquets of flowers and improved mental health, including those suffering with conditions such as anxiety and depression.
Find some beautiful flowers for your home at your local florist.