6 Reasons To Add Greenery Or Flowers To Your Home || Worthing Court

It’s officially been spring for a few weeks now and everyone that I know is working to freshen their homes.  Myself included!  There’s just something uplifting about putting the heavy blankets away and fluffing the pillows, so to speak. For this week’s edition of The Best Of Worthing Court, let’s take a look at how your home (and you!) actually benefit from adding greenery or flowers to your home.

As I move about my home, going about my day, I’ve realized that I have some sort of greenery or flowers in almost every room.  Most of them are faux – I’m terrible at keeping fresh flowers watered and houseplants alive!  Some of them change with the season and others stay the same year round.  I think that adding something organic to a room brings it to life!  

Now, I know that the current decorating trends say “no faux allowed”, but I beg to differ.  {And who cares about so called trends anyway?  Can I get an amen?}  

So with that in mind, here are my thoughts on why every home needs a bit of greenery or flowers.

 

1. GREENERY AND FLOWERS CAN PULL A ROOM TOGETHER

Have you ever worked and worked on a room only to have it fall flat?  You think that all of the elements are there, but the room doesn’t have any life to it, isn’t cohesive or just doesn’t look finished?  Me too.  Maybe what you need is a touch of greenery or a little touch of florals.  There’s something about adding a living element {even if it’s faux} that says “done”.

My family room has greenery scattered throughout.  A burlap tote on the hearth is filled with an overflowing bunch of tulips as a nod to the season.  In my eyes, the room would be flat without the added texture and color.

REMODELED FAMILY ROOM TOUR – BEFORE AND AFTER

An amazing diy family room transformation. A room that was taken from dark and dated to bright and inviting.

 

2. SOMETHING ORGANIC {AGAIN, REAL OR FAUX} CAN BOOST YOUR MOOD

There’s no way around it – flowers just say “happy”.  It has been found that people with flowers or plants in their home are less likely to feel worried or anxious.  In fact, so many studies have been done on this subject that the Society Of American Florists labeled flowers as vitamin F!  And we all need some of that.

I may be bleary eyed and grumpy first thing in the morning, but having a few grocery store flowers near my coffee pot immediately puts me in a better frame of mind – even before my first cup of coffee.  Now that’s power! 

COUNTRY LIVING SPRING HOME TOUR

Spring touches in a white farmhouse style kitchen

 

3. FLOWERS AND GREENERY WELCOME YOUR GUESTS

By placing flowers or plants in places that visitors see, you are saying “I’m happy you’re here. Come in and feel at home”.  And just think, every time you walk through the door or by the flowers, you’ll feel at home too.

FARMHOUSE FRONT ENTRY AND EASY PLANTERS

Farmhouse style front porch and easy containers

 

4. PLANTS AND FLOWERS DOUBLE AS EVERYDAY DECOR

Coordinate the flowers with the colors in your space.  Or add them for a pop of color and to draw the eye.  I used a bunch of dried hydrangeas in my dining room to draw the eye up to the display on my vintage shelf.

HOW TO STYLE A FARMHOUSE BOARD AND BATTEN WALL

Fill a board and batten wall with baskets, grapevine wreaths and greenery to create a farmhouse feel || Worthing Court

 

5. THEY MAKE IT EASY TO DECORATE FOR A SEASON OR HOLIDAY

When you see bunches of pine branches, what do you immediately think of?  Why, Christmas of course.  Or how about the burnished golds and oranges of fall?

FALL TABLE CENTERPIECE

Farmhouse Fall Table Centerpiece

 

6. ORGANIC ELEMENTS SUCH AS PLANTS AND FLOWERS INSPIRE CREATIVITY

Flowers and plants have been shown to stimulate creativity.  Try adding flowers to a spot where you gather or work and see if they don’t add a spark of imagination and creativity.  

FARMHOUSE STYLE OFFICE MAKEOVER – BEFORE AND AFTER

An antique mail sorter becomes large scale "art" in a farmhouse style home office || Worthing Court

Tell me what you think.  Do you agree that having flowers or a plant is important in your home?

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