In the 1960s, the activists who chanted “flower power” were onto something important, in more ways than they probably knew. Flowers, just like peace, are good for our mental health.
Being in the presence of flowers triggers happy emotion and have an immediate impact on happiness.
There are studies that prove flowers in a room can produce several emotions just by how they are arranged or displayed. Whether they are flowers for Tranquility, Energy, Romantic or Happiness, we need flowers.
Studies: A Rutgers University study found that the link between flowers and your satisfaction with life is far more important than previously thought. Having flowers in your home increased happiness, reduces depression and anxiety and actually can increase emotional contact with friends and family. A separate study by Harvard University found the same results – increased compassion, feeling less negative, and more energy at work. In a trifecta of flower research, Texas A & M University found that flowers and plants in the workplace improve problem solving skills and increase creativity.
So here are some of my favorite items to decorate the home and bring in the colors and flowers.
I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS CHAIR! Put them in the breakfast room around this cute black dining table.
Red: Symbolizes power and passion. It can be used to warm up spaces and make them feel more intimate.
And at 47” round it’s the perfect size. And with the chairs having black in them, this table will make the black in the chairs “pop”! Remember, “color pulls color”.
Black: An assertion of power. Use black for statement pieces that you want to draw the eye. This modern chair and dining table combination will make a statement for sure!
Cyan Crimson Splash Plate to hang or sit is a little bit of happiness.
Yellow: Associated with happiness, creation, and creativity. It works well in combination with a calming neutral and in rooms with lots of natural light to create a peaceful environment.
And, according to the Huffington Post, there’s real scientific research about how the color yellow can boost your mood: “Just like you thought, might be a a mood-lifter–who can’t smile at a vase full of sunflowers? A 2007 experiment analyzed how people behaved at cocktail parties hosted in three different colored rooms (yellow, red and blue). The party-goers in the yellow room were more lively and talkative compared with those in the other colored rooms.”
Springtime Promise on Canvas Art. This set of 3 Vibrant Florals and the Uttermost Lenka Console in Distressed Seaglass Finish and the Springtime Promise art for the entry work well together.
Green: Known for its soothing qualities. Green is the perfect choice for a foyer or entryway because it eases the transition from the outdoors
Cyan Peacock Pillow 22 x 22 with Velvet Back
This fine feathered friend would go with just about any color of chair or sofa, but I thought this Blue Prince Valiant Chair looked so comfy would be the perfect mate for the pillow. This chair also comes in Red
Blue: Perpetuates feelings of calm and freshness.
This Carnation gold vase will work well sitting on an awesome side table like the Modway Modern Side Table in red, white, black and green.
White: Relates a sense of cleanliness and purity. It is great for defining a space, but use white in conjunction with other colors since too much reads as sterile.
Living with flowers strengthens feelings of compassion, and decreases anxiety and worry, and in this day and time where we are all so busy, having flowers in the home make sense. It doesn’t matter if it’s real flowers or flowers in the décor of your home such as Art, Pillows, Drapery or a floral printed chair. Flowers in your home have positive psychological payback. Think of them as part of your mental health treatment program.