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Why Decorate With Flowers?

Why Decorate With Flowers? Well, there are the obvious reasons….Flowers are pretty.  Flowers smell good. Flowers are fun.  But there is a deeper and more profound reason also…Flowers hold the Power of Now.

In the book, Bringing Nature Home (which just happens to be sitting on my coffee table), Deborah Needleman says it best…

A room is never at its best without flowers.  Flowers show that a home is cared for and truly live in.  While Furniture can remain the same for years, flowers speak the the present moment.  And yet, they are a talisman, a reminder of the world beyond our doors, of growth and change and the passage of time.  They are fleeting pleasures.”


The 31 Days of Decorating With Flowers is my blog series to look and appreciate all the little corners of a home and bring them to life with the power of flowers. We will explore creative arrangements, styling inspiration and flower tips that you can incorporate into all your rooms….from bedroom dresser to the bathroom shelf.  It may be as simple as a single stem in your window sill to more elaborate designs on your dining table, let’s explore together.

I hope you will join me and together we will elevate our daily lives with the power of flowers! So may the journey begin!

For the next 31 days,  I will post on this topic, and then come back here to insert the hyperlink for easy access (just in case you miss a day or are looking for a particular post). Here we go:

Day 1: Why Decorate With Flowers

Day 2: Coffee Table Flowers

Day 3: Living Room Flowers

Day 4: Side Table Flowers

Day 5: Console Table Flowers

Day 6: Flowers on the Mirror

Day 7: Flowers on the Dining Table

Day 8: How to Make A Square Floral Arrangement

Day 9: Flowers on the Light Fixture

Day 10: Windowsill Flowers

Day 11: How to Make An Arrangement in a Coffee Container

Day 12: Worktable Flowers

Day 13: Office Flowers

Day 14: Music Nook Flowers

Day 15: Floral Tablecloth ideas

Day 16: Flowers in the Bathroom

Day 17: Flowers in the Shower

Day 18: Flowers in the Bedroom

Day 19: Flowers on the Bedroom Dresser

Day 20:  Color Options

Day 21: Flowers on the Front Porch

Day 22: Flower Arrangements From The Garden

Day 23: Recommended Reads

Day 24: The Reading Corner

Day 25: Using Unusual Vessels

Day 26: Flower and Fruit Portraits

Day 27: Floral Arrangements With Veggies

Day 28: Fresh Flowers on the Front Door

Day 29: Dried Flowers on the Front Door

Day 30: Flower Pumpkins

Day 31: Happy Owl-o-ween


And just a reminder – don’t forget stop and smell the roses today…both literally and figuratively.  Flowers elevate you and your space….and they bring you into the present moment.  That’s natures beautiful gift to you.

Oh and just in case you need a bit more convincing… Research suggests that if you “Stop and smell the roses” it may bring more satisfaction to your life.  You can read more about that study here.

PicMonkey Collage4 The 31 Days of Decorating With Flowers is part of the 31 Days challenge.  The 31 Days is an online writing challenge started by home blogger, Myquillyn Smith (The Nester) where bloggers pick one topic and write a post on that topic every day in October.