Giving the gift of flowers — whether to a loved one or to yourself — is a great opportunity to lift your spirits during the colder months. But that’s not the only advantage of keeping fresh plants in the house. Consider the following benefits of placing fresh flowers around your living space this winter:
- A Mood Boost
People tend to experience seasonal depression, or the winter blues, as the days get shorter and the temperature drops. One way to curb feelings of loneliness and isolation, especially during these strange times, includes filling your home with fresh greenery and gorgeous flowers. Keeping and maintaining plants in your home can amount to a general boost in your mood, as well as your productivity and creativity levels.
- Overall Wellness
Sending flowers to a family member when they’re sick may be a traditional gesture, but it can be more impactful than you think. A study by the American Society for Horticulture Science found that patients who had live plants and flowers in their rooms after undergoing appendectomies reported having lower blood pressure and heart rates, as well as reduced feelings of pain, fatigue and anxiety.
- A Reminder of Warmer Months
Some people adore winter, even past the holidays. Others, not so much. Fresh flowers and plants can be reminiscent of spring and summer, when the temperature rises, sun shines more often and fresh buds emerge and bloom into lovely bunches of flowers. For floral arrangements that remind you of warmer months, send a staycation worthy bouquet that will take you straight to the islands.
- A Freshened Up Living Space
Winter can seem like it’s never-ending when you’re stuck inside — especially this year when you’re spending more time in your home than you expected a year ago. One way to freshen things up and take back the good feeling of spending more time in your home is by reorganizing the space. Getting rid of clutter and readjusting furniture can give you a more positive mindset for the rest of the winter. As soon as you’ve cleaned your rooms, place a few low maintenance houseplants and lovely floral arrangements around your home for the finishing touch.
From traditional bouquets to custom-made floral Deal of the Day arrangements, Teleflora can create a vase of flowers that will make you feel happy and help your home look great during the winter. With so many options to choose from, you can find the perfect bouquet to match your mood and personal style year-round.