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The Best Flowers To Decorate Your Home With

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Whether you’ve recently moved into a new house or just want to liven up the decor in your current one, adding gorgeous flowers to your space is a terrific way to do so!

But before you can start decorations, it is advisable to look into the type of theme you have for the space, especially when choosing what styles and colours to use in each room. Theme’s help you stay on the path towards your vision and keep it under budget. Flowers are incredibly versatile and can be used to decorate in various ways, may they be as a centrepiece or just a simple bowl of potpourri. Here is how to choose the right flowers for your unique space at home.

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The Difference Between Real And Artificial Flowers

Real

Let’s preference by saying that nothing beats fresh flowers. They smell good and can not be matched by an artificial flower, no matter how lifelike it may appear to be. There are also several health benefits associated with fresh flowers, such as helping with anxiety and lifting moods. But they do, however, have a larger risk of damage and do not last very long. They will eventually wilt and fade more quickly in warm weather. Fresh flowers also require higher maintenance and can get expensive, especially if you constantly want flowers in your home, as you’ll need to replace your fresh flowers every other week with new ones.

Artificial

Besides the occasional dusting, artificial flowers and plants require lower maintenance and are not fake looking as you would think. If you want your artificial flowers to resemble real ones, choose silk or fabric-based flowers. Fake flowers are more affordable in the long run than natural blooms, as they last a while. This is especially great for blooms that have sentimental reasons. Depending on quality, you could even use them again at subsequent events. They won’t cause allergies, which is fantastic if you or your guests are sensitive to pollen.

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Perfect Flowers For Dimly Lit Spaces

We would not blame you if you thought that since halls, corridors, and bathrooms have little to no natural light, they are unsuitable locations for plants and flowers. But it is not true! Did you know that some plants possess abilities that enable them to survive in environments with little to no light? So if your home is naturally dim or does not get much natural light, here are some plants and flowers suggestions for spaces without much light:

  • Orchids
  • Phalaenopsis
  • Christmas Cactus
  • Peace Lillies

We suggest artificial flowers instead if you wish to put a bouquet of flowers in a room without much light. Or fragranced dried flowers. They are safe bets and equally elegant options.

Flowers That Do Well In Bright Spaces

There is no question about it; plants and flowers LOVE bright spaces. This gives you creative freedom and countless decorating options if you have a home that bathes in natural light. However, avoiding exposing these certain flowers to too much direct sunlight is crucial. Confused? It is okay. Stick with us here. Some flowers do well in natural light, and those thrive in direct sunlight. Exposing flowers that do well in natural light will give them sunburn and might cause them to wilt sooner. Here are some indoor plant suggestions that thrive in bright spaces:

  • Gerberas
  • Red Roses
  • Aloe Vera
  • Bird of Paradise

All houseplants have slightly varying watering needs depending on how they are grown and how your indoor flowers mature throughout the seasons. Instead of following a fixed calendar plan, it is advisable to water as needed.

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Flowers That Thrive In Sunny Spaces

If you have a small terrace or balcony and want to add life to it with plants and flowers, it’s essential to consider the amount of light and rain exposure it receives. However, if it’s very sunny outside, we don’t advise placing your bouquet of flowers on a balcony because the harsh light will damage them. Singaporean nights aren’t too warm, so you can put your vase of flowers outside to give your blooms some fresh air. Just make sure to bring them in when it starts raining. Here are some flowers that do well in direct sunlight:

  • Geraniums
  • Daisies
  • Lavender

There are endless possibilities! Indoor gardens can be a haven from the outside world and a significant source of happiness for many people. Whether you live in a small apartment or a big house, once you’ve incorporated plants and flowers into your life, you will notice a substantial increase in your health and general happiness.

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