Aside from being beautiful, flowers can actually lift your mood, enhance the atmosphere of any room and even help you drift off to sleep at night. With this in mind, we’ve put together an infographic to help you maximise the natural well-being benefits of having flowers and plants in your home.
We’ve broken down the flowers into scents, and offer you advice on where to place them in your home, and which flowers to go for.
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Opt for Exotically-Scented Flowers for the Bathroom
As a rule of thumb you should try to keep your flowers away from extreme temperature fluctuations, direct sunlight and away from any appliances which give off heat or draughts to prevent dehydration and wilting. However, there are a number of plants and blooms which will thrive in the almost tropical climate of the bathroom. Low light, humidity and warmth are no match for these flowers, and to make it even better, the heady aroma of these flowers will only be enhanced by the steamy environment.
Gardenia – thrives in bright bathrooms where the steam will help to release its clean floral scent.
Orchids – find a sweet-smelling, fragrant species to make mornings more enjoyable.
Stephanotis – don’t let the delicate blossoms deceive you; this bloom packs a delicious floral punch.
Aromatic Flowers are Perfect for the Bedroom
From increasing productivity to soothing the soul; it has been scientifically proven that plants really can contribute to your overall health and well-being. So it comes as no surprise to discover that certain scents can help you to unwind and enjoy more restorative sleep. If you’re tying yourself in knots in your sleep or are experiencing restless nights, then these delicately perfumed blooms could help to balance you out and ease your descent into sleep.
Lavender – renowned for soothing the mind and reducing anxiety to help you unwind before bed.
Jasmine – proven to enhance sleep quality and make you feel perkier upon awakening.
Lilac – promotes relaxation with its light and calming scent and attractive flowers.
Any Room will Benefit from a Citrus-Scented Arrangement
Bright and refreshing; citrus-based floral arrangements will brighten up any room with their cheerful colours and zingy scents. Whether it’s the hallway, bathroom, living room or even your bedroom it’s never been easier to lift the atmosphere than with a spray filled with vibrant yellows, oranges and greens.
Craspedia – a fun and flirty bud whose leaves, when crushed, smell like minty lemon.
Orange Blossom – combines delicate white petals, a sunshine centre and a sweet scent. Perfect.
Geranium – Pelargonuium crispum and citronellum have delicious lemon-scented foliage.
Keep Your Kitchen Smelling Sweet with Floral Scents
Whether it’s a big, bold centrepiece smack dab in the middle of the dining table, or a few choice stems artfully arranged on the windowsill, flowers are a quick and easy way to update the look of your kitchen.
When choosing your flowers, try to opt for sweeter, more floral scents as these won’t interfere with the taste of your food.
Freesia – these bright buds with their delicate summery fragrance will brighten up any kitchen.
Peony – their impressive petal-packed heads and range of scents make these a true favourite.
Roses – when it comes to florals, none do it better than the classic rose.
Create a Warm Atmosphere in your Living Room with Spicy Flowers
Stronger-scented flowers and plants are ideal for placing in rooms where you want to create a warm and cosy atmosphere such as your living room or conservatory.
Chrysanths – have a deep musky fragrance and are available in all the colours of the rainbow.
Pink Dianthus – delicately mimics the warm and sweet aroma of cloves.
Matthiola – a flowering plant from the mustard family with a deep heady fragrance.