The truth is, you can find reasons to send a bouquet throughout the year, whether for a graduation, the birth of a new child or to say congratulations on a new job. Still, there are plenty of other creative ways to incorporate flowers into your life. With National Flower Week finally here, there's no better time than now to embrace floral elements. Ready to get blooming? Consider these ideas to celebrate beautiful blossoms in a way that's unique and personal.
Accent a room
Blossoms are an ideal decoration, because they can brighten any home. Plus, they're a lot more affordable than buying an expensive piece of artwork or furniture. If you're looking to add an unusual element to a boring bedroom, orchids are an ideal choice. You could also try vibrant gerber daisies for a pop of color in a neutral living space or calming lilacs to help you focus in your home office.
If you're looking to make flowers last, gather them with a rubber band and hang them upside-down away from direct sunlight to dry them out. You could also press them between the pages of a heavy book for a week, and frame the flattened flowers later on.
Dried petals also make a pretty and aromatic potpourri for the bathroom.
There are plenty of ways to wear flowers as a fashion statement. You might fasten a small fake flower to a headband, or pin one into the side of your bun. When you want to add some feminine intrigue to a drab ensemble, a pair of tights with a blooming pattern or a statement necklace with floral details will do the trick.
You could also download a background for you cell phone that features your favorite blossom – you're bound to smile every time you pick it up.
If you haven't already, it's time to incorporate flowers into your beauty regiment. Soaps and lotions infused with flower extracts can have a therapeutic effect, and they'll also leave your skin with a pleasant scent. Meanwhile, the soothing scent of lavender bath salts offers a great way to unwind after a stressful day.
If you're seeking a new scent, spritz on a fragrance with notes of jasmine, rose or gardenia. Or, if your hair needs some added nourishment, look for a shampoo with water lily extract or a conditioner with lotus flower extract, both of which can rejuvenate and smooth out your strands.