5 Very Good Reasons Why You Should Always Have Flowers In Your Home
I can’t pinpoint exactly what it is, but after my friends and I moved into our own homes, we realised that we’re weirdly excited about subscription services. And we’re not talking about streaming platforms either - we’re talking about subscriptions for everyday necessities.
My best friend has a vegetable subscription with a local farm. My partner has a coffee subscription. I, myself, have an oat milk subscription.
So when I found out about FreshBlooms, a flower subscription service by FarEastFlora.com, I was intrigued. I adore flowers, but I don’t go to the market enough to have a steady supply on display at home.
By subscribing to this service (delivery is free!), I get a box of fresh blooms delivered to my doorstep every week - all I have to do is unbox and arrange. The flowers you get with a FreshBlooms subscription is carefully curated and seasonal, so you’ll never get two arrangements that are exactly the same.
Read on for 5 very good reasons why you should always have flowers in your home, and my experience with FreshBlooms!
#1 They instantly elevate your space, and it doesn’t have to be expensive either
Decorating with flowers is so simple. All you have to do is stick them in a vase, display them in a prominent location and voilà, now your home looks like Pinterest goals. You can also upcycle your fresh blooms by drying them for a more permanent display.
Before you baulk at the thought of spending money and effort on buying flowers for decorative purposes, consider a floral subscription like FreshBlooms instead. Not only will you enjoy the convenience of having your flowers dropped off right at your doorstep, you’ll also get a wider variety of flowers - and sometimes you might even get special blooms that can’t be found at the market!
#2 They make for great Instagram props
Want to take a photo of your coffee, cosmetics or food, but the background looks a little too… blah? Put it in front of some flowers, or take a few stalks out for a more aesthetically pleasing picture.
#3 Flowers can be a form of self-care
Do you know it’s scientifically proven that flowers can elevate your mood, relieve stress and even help hospital patients heal faster? Having a bit of nature in your home is a guaranteed mood booster, and personally, I love having fresh flowers at my desk to help brighten up dreary workdays.
#4 You get to flex your creativity with DIY floral arrangements
The pandemic has made a lot of us pick up creative hobbies like pottery, painting and tufting. Turns out, the process of creating something just for fun has a very soothing effect on your brain and can give you a sense of fulfilment. Flower arrangement is an art form, and it’s so easy to pick up. Plus, the end result will always look good because well, you can’t go wrong with fresh flowers!
Take it from me, a person with 0 floral arrangement experience. My box from FreshBlooms conveniently came with a leaflet that explains the basics of flower arranging (put the fillers in a criss-cross pattern first, then stick the flowers in) and flower care. I ended up with three separate arrangements from just one box of flowers, and they lasted more than a week! I also liked having the flexibility of switching up the arrangements whenever I felt like it, and when some of the flowers started wilting, I simply took them out of the vase to refresh the display.
#5 Your guests will be so impressed
Worried about hosting people this festive season because you’re the furthest thing from a domestic goddess? Don’t fret - arrange for food delivery, give your house a general clean and spruce up the rooms with fresh, seasonal blooms. You’ll look like Nigella Lawson or Martha Stewart to your guests!
How does FreshBlooms’ flower subscription service work?
Simply create an account on FreshBlooms’ website, choose your subscription plan (classic or grand, weekly or bi-weekly, regular or mono-botanical) and wait for your blooms to arrive!
My box of flowers was well-packed and fresh, free from any wilting or bruising. I also liked that it came with a glass vase, two packets of flower food and clear instructions on how to care for my flowers. It was so convenient and I had everything I needed to start arranging the flowers immediately. For those who are still unsure at this point, head on over to FreshBlooms’ Instagram or YouTube channel for tutorials and some inspiration.
FreshBlooms’ flower gift sets for Christmas
Not ready for a subscription just yet? Try out these limited-time-only gift sets from FreshBlooms, or gift them to a loved one to let them know that you’re thinking of them!
Christmas Wreath DIY Kit, $69.90 (with free delivery)
Instead of buying your Christmas decor this year, why not try your hand at making them? This kit from FreshBlooms has everything you need to make your own Christmas Wreath: a fresh Nobilis Wreath, a set of decorative ornaments, floral wires, snow spray and ribbons (they also have video tutorials if you’re unsure!).
Get the kit here.
Flowers x Coffee Gift Set, $99.90 (with free delivery)
A collaboration with popular cafe Strangers’ Reunion, this gift set contains a Christmas floral arrangement of both fresh and dried flowers and foliages, 4 bottles of coffee from Stranger’s Reunion (non-dairy) and some Christmas baubles. Sounds like a fun way to spend an afternoon with your loved ones and try your hands at floral arrangements!
To make the most out of this gift set, repurpose the coffee bottles as vases for a fun cafe aesthetic, and repot the dried flowers into smaller arrangements to place around different corners in your home - the dried flowers will last for a long, long time!
Get the gift set here.
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Key in “GIRLSTYLE99” upon checkout to enjoy a 1-month Classic subscription at $99 (U.P. $192.16), or a 1-month Grand subscription at $145 (U.P. $277.76). Valid for new subscribers only, promotion valid till 31 January 2022. Other terms and conditions apply.
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Text: GirlStyle SG
This post is brought to you by FreshBlooms.co (a floral subscription service by FarEastFlora.com).