3 Types Of Flower That Will Brighten Your Home

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It's common to feel your home needs a little brightening up every now and then, particularly in the autumn and winter months. A mixed flower arrangement is a cost-effective way to add a splash of colour to a room, and if you opt to have a fresh arrangement delivered every couple of weeks, you can keep changing the colours and types of flowers in the arrangement to complement the season or choose your favourite types of flowers to lift your spirits during those dull, grey months. Here are three types of flower that are ideal for brightening up your home:


Gerberas are from the same family as daisies and sunflowers. They have a striking double layer of long, thin petals and come in a variety of colours. Yellow, orange and red gerberas are ideal for adding colour to your home during the autumn months, while vibrant pink and purple gerberas can work well with bright summery flowers, such as roses. Gerberas symbolise cheerfulness, so if this is the vibe you're trying to create in your home, ask your florist to include these flowers in your next arrangement.


Freesia flowers are native to South Africa and are as strikingly beautiful as they are fragrant. With long, narrow leaves and funnel shaped flowers, they convey elegance and have long been used to symbolise joy. Freesias come in a variety of colours, including yellow, red, white, pink and lavender, and they have a sweet, fresh scent with a hint of citrus. These flowers would make a fine addition to a floral arrangement in your entrance hall or lounge, where they'll be enjoyed often as you come and go each day.


Chrysanthemums have pompom style blooms, and each head is actually made up of several clusters of flowers, which makes them an ideal choice if you want to convey a sense of fun and jubilation with your arrangement. Yellow, white, red and purple chrysanthemums are commonly available, and these flowers complement other full-bodied varieties of flower, such as roses, hydrangeas and zinnias. Chrysanthemums symbolise joy and are a beautiful addition to a mixed arrangement at any time of the year.

These are just a few examples of widely available flowers that can add colour and beauty to your home regardless of the season. If you'd like to brighten your home with flowers but aren't sure what varieties would work in a specific area of your home, consider sharing a few images of the rooms you want to place the arrangements in with your florist. This will allow them to make recommendations and prevent you from opting for flowers that work against the atmosphere you're trying to create in your home. For more information, contact local flower arrangement delivery services.


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Turning Your Home into Your Workplace

When I decided to become a freelance designer, I decided I would work from home. I was sick and tired of being in an office all day and to be honest, some of my workmates were pretty annoying. However, I did not consider that I might have to make some changes to my home in order to make it suitable. On the first day of my new life working from home, I realised I would need much more natural light, so I had new windows installed. I then realised that I would need a larger work table to work on my cut out designs. In the end, I made hundreds of changes and I learnt an awful lot about home improvement.