“I must have flowers, always, and always.” – Claude Monet
Why is that we love flowers so much? They're gorgeous, yes. They smell good and instantly make any space feel more stylish and welcoming — absolutely. But there’s more to it than that. A more flower-filled life has been scientifically proven to promote a sense of wellbeing, boost your mood, and even improve memory! Flowers have also been essential in the cultivation of most staple foods including wheat, rice, and corn and many of our medicines. Old and modern.
There you have it: flowers are powerful. Here are 7 creative ways to get more flowers into your life
1. Wear a floral dress
2. Eat edible flowers
Floral centrepieces are timeless, but flowers can also be on your plate. Jazz up a salad, dress up a dessert, or fancify a flatbread — edible flowers in cooking can make a dish almost too pretty to eat! Pansies are peppery, courgette flowers are scrumptious when stuffed, and lavender is the cherry on top of any cake.
Remember, not all flowers are edible and your bloomon bouquet is for admiring. Edible flowers can be bought from the whole food shop.
3. Drink edible flowers
There are many ways to imbibe flowers! You can freeze edible flowers in ice cubes to add colour to a drink. Or decorate a cocktail with edible flowers. And floral teas, like chrysanthemum, jasmine, chamomile and hibiscus, not only taste delicious but have health benefits, too.
4. Floral wallpaper
Flowers and botanicals in all forms are shaping modern interior design trends. From textiles adorned with blooms to painted murals of flowers to floral wallpaper — make a stylish statement with bold floral prints.
5. Wear a floral perfume
If you love flowers you’ll want their scent to linger with you all day long — that’s where a floral fragrance comes in. Whether refreshing, subtle or downright sexy, there’s a floral scent for you. Opt for a well-known brand like Gucci’s Bloom or mix your own using natural essential oils.
6. Listen to a botanical podcast
Flowers for your ears? With the rise of popularity in podcasts in recent years, it’s no surprise that the botanical world has got involved, too. Tuning into a floristry or gardening podcast can be an inspiring way to commute or clean the house.
7. Admire fresh flowers
Best for last: the best way to incorporate more flowers into your life is by having fresh, seasonal flowers in a vase to admire at home. An instant style update and happiness-boost for any space.
If you've got an inspiring way to get more flowers in your life, share it with us by tagging images on Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook with #bloomon. We love to see how you enjoy a flower-filledl life!