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.
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.