Design Tips for Your Home


“The breeze and the dew make tranquil the clear dawn; Behind a curtain there is one who alone is up betimes. The Orioles sing and the flowers smile – whose then, after all is the spring.  Li Shange-Yin

Flowers enhance the appearance of any room

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Participants in the Harvard study reported the greatest mood-boosting effects when fresh cut flowers were placed in common areas of the home such as the kitchen, dining room and family room. To make a small room appear more spacious use bold colored arrangements near the entrance of the rooms and more subtle shades of the same color theme around the room.

Or brighten an office with colorful, spring flowers.  Here are just a few ideas

flowersinhome2.jpg Place bud vases in high traffic home areas – with even just a few flowers. Any decorative glass from the kitchen will do!

flowersinthekitchen.jpgThe kitchen table might be the best place for flowers, because it’s where people gather together.

Stop by a florist or supermarket, where you’ll find a wide selection of flowers from which to choose. kitchen-flowers.jpg

flowersontable.jpgDecorate any table in the house with fresh flowers to brighten a corner, or add life to a room.

 

flowersonwindow.jpg The foyer, entryway or sunny window always look good with a vase of fresh flowers. 

largevaseofflowers.jpg Fill open spaces bold flowers. An abundant arrangement of lilies, gladiolus, sunflowers and other large blooms create an inviting environment for an expansive entryway or dining room. flowers-in-the-bedroom.jpg A bouquet can also perk up personal spaces such as bathrooms and bedrooms. flowersinbathroom.jpg

flowers on a windowsill make a perfect accent to your view.  flowersinwindow2.jpg Those looking in and those looking out can enjoy the healing power of fresh flowers.

girlsmakingflowers.jpg Make it a family affair! Gather flowers from your favorite florist and let the kids help put them together.

 

For more information on how flowers in the home can lift the spirits, visit http://www.aboutflowers.com/decorating_b3.html

Stop by your local florist and pick up a beautiful bouquet (or several) of your favorite cut flowers.  If you are in South Broward (Florida) be sure to stop by Eden Florist (in lovely downtown Miramar).  Tell them Heidi sent you! (Society of American Florists – aboutflowers.com)

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