6 Great Reasons To Add Greenery Or Flowers To Your Home

I will break down the best reasons to add greenery or flowers to your home.6 Reasons To Add Greenery Or Flowers To Your Home || Worthing Court graphic.

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 bright 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 pretty 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 flower power!

COUNTRY LIVING SPRING HOME TOUR

A black and white pitcher with bright yellowish/green flowers inside.

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 filled with flowers and greenery.

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 elegant 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 shades of burnished golds and oranges of fall?

FALL TABLE CENTERPIECE

Farmhouse Fall Table Centerpiece with mini pumpkins and candles.

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 bright 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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32 Comments

  1. Anne Marie says:

    Thanks for the great tips.

  2. Flowers and plants even if they are faux, make me smile. I try to include some in every space. Your post today is spot on! Thanks for sharing, enjoy your day.

  3. Candy Thomas says:

    I agree, completely! I also am exactly the same way about killing all the plants I try to keep! LOL. So I am slowly adding nicer faux to my home. But I still try to have a grocery store bunch of flowers somewhere because it just makes me feel better!

  4. Nancy Carroll says:

    They make a room come alive!!

  5. Jacki Salinas says:

    I had wanted a fiddle leaf fig very badly, but either couldn’t find one or they were so expensive it was out of the question. Then I stumbled onto a faux fiddleleaf at Michaels and got 40% off, and I brought that baby home! It stands happily by a sunny window as if it were real, and doesn’t complain or droop because I don’t water it.

  6. Carol Elkins says:

    Great tips for adding flowers and greenery to our homes!

  7. What a great time to talk about flowers with Easter just around the corner. Flowers make you happy with a smile. I always put just a few fresh flowers in the bathroom by the sink, I see them first thing every morning what a great way to start my day.

  8. I also have flowers or greenery in every room. Most are faux or preserved. Not every space is ideal for a live plant or flowers. I have found some very good quality “permanent botanicals” that I change with the seasons and try to add live flowers or greenery when I can. Also, I just love your black and white striped pitcher!

  9. I always enjoy my rooms so much more when I have flowers somewhere! They really add that extra something!

  10. Kathy Menold says:

    I have lots of houseplants around my house and love them but a vase of fresh flowers just adds something special. If I can’t pick something from my garden I will pick up some flowers from my grocery store or big box store. Well worth the money.

  11. Great tips! You’re the best!

  12. I love the greenery and flowers! I picked several red tulips from my dad and mom’s home place and they’ve been in my kitchen window this week! Makes me smile and remember them as well!!

  13. I agree! They just brighten a space.

  14. Agree with these tips!

  15. Susan in SC says:

    I too, have heard the experts say never faux plants! But I believe a realistic faux plant or flower looks sooo much better than a dead attempt at a live plant. As long as the faux is a replicate of nature and not some off color or sprinkled with glitter! I will however splurge from time to time with a grocery store bouquet placed where I can see it daily (and change the water as needed). I am so glad I found your blog – great content and tips!

  16. Jacy Cole says:

    I agree completely!! Thank you for the fun tips. You are right-organic are so important!!

  17. Mary Chris says:

    I love the pops of green and the flowers it really is the breath of spring.

  18. Thank you. I try to have some type of greenery in every room

  19. Totally agree! I love to have plants throughout the home. I like to grow some cutting flowers in my garden, just brought in some sweet peas today 🙂

  20. A. Buckner says:

    I have found that faux and real greenery can work well and gives a longer lasting arrangement.

  21. suzanne cox says:

    I can’t imagine my apartment without them. I want to get a live plant to clean the air, too.

  22. I I like everything you do except for the grapevine wreaths. Using one is original but more can get boring.

  23. I totally agree that greenery/florals need to be used in decorating. It brings another element of texture and beauty to the home. I recently put a bluebird/forget-me-not in a standing planter out on my Wee Abode’s landing/patio. It greets me as I walk out in the morning, and when I get home. I love it! Totally worth the $5.00!

  24. read this post yesterday, and went to buy a money plant after work. 🙂 I live in a small apt, so plants with lil light required are my go -toos’. Thanks for all the tips.

  25. Love the greenery. Where do you find your most realistic faux?

    1. Hi Emily. I purchase most of my faux greenery from Hobby Lobby, Ikea and Michael’s. 😀

  26. Greenery and flowers make all the difference…..

  27. I am just getting into decorating with greenery instead of flowers. I put together a greenery wreath with a touch of white in it. It looks great on my front door. I also love little containers with greenery Your use of these always inspire me. Thanks.

  28. Greenery in the home sure makes it look like Spring

  29. Christiane Guindon Lavoie says:

    Really love your office. Looks great !

  30. Dianne Lanier says:

    Great tips, thanks for sharing!

  31. I am off to hunt a fiddle leaf fig, too, Jacki! I love the idea of putting it by a bright sunny window as if that is what’s keeping it so green/healthy! Love this and your many ideas, Suzy! Thanks!!!