How often do you treat yourself to a bunch of flowers to bring some colour into your home? Probably not often enough. But did you know that flowers, either real or in a painting, do more than just brighten up your space?
According to psychologist ProfessorJeanette Haviland-Jones, "Flowers have immediate and long-term effects on emotional reactions, mood, social behaviours and even memory…' 
To expand on this, let's take a look at four compelling reasons to bring flowers, or floral art, into your home:
Flowers have an innate ability to captivate our senses. The vibrant colours, delicate petals and alluring fragrances of blossoms enchant our sight, touch, and smell.
When incorporated into art, these qualities are amplified, creating a visual and sensory feast that uplifts our spirits and sparks joy. It's a truly immersive experience that nourishes your senses and transports you to a world of beauty.
Just as flowers bloom and flourish, they also inspire our own creativity. The intricate details and vibrant hues of floral art beckon us to explore our artistic side.
Whether it's picking up a paintbrush or finding inspiration for other forms of creative expression, flowers and floral art stimulate our imagination and unlock the hidden depths of our creativity.
Serenity and Healing
Flowers have long been associated with a sense of serenity and healing. Their presence brings tranquillity and a soothing atmosphere to any space. Similarly, floral art has the power to create a peaceful sanctuary, evoking a sense of calmness and rejuvenation.
By immersing ourselves in the beauty of flowers, both in nature and in art, we can find solace and restore balance to our busy lives.
Flowers hold special meanings and symbolism. They represent love, growth, and resilience, among other things - connecting with your emotions and reminding you of happy memories and the joy and beauty of life.
Floral art celebrates wonderful nature in all its forms. Each flower has its own unique charm and story to tell, and these paintings capture their essence in their own special way. By having floral art in your home or workspace, you create a constant reminder to appreciate the wonders of the natural world.
"Flowers are thus connectecd to a postive, emotional environment for optimal psychological - and from this, physical - health." - Ephrat Huss 
So there you have it - flowers and floral art are not just about colour and beauty. They offer a range of benefits that nourish our senses, ignite our creativity, foster serenity, and celebrate the captivating beauty of nature.
Next time you're wondering whether or not to buy yourself that gorgeous bunch of flowers, or that beautiful flower painting, remember all the added benefits they will bring you.
Sources of reference:
Haviland-Jones et al (2005) An Environmental Approach to Positive Emotion: Flowers. Evolutionary Psychology, 3(1). https://doi.org/10.1177/147470490500300109
Ephrat Huss, Kfir Bar Yosef, and Michele Zaccai (2018) Humans’ Relationship to Flowers as an Example of the Multiple Components of Embodied Aesthetics. Behavioral Sciences (Basel), Mar; 8(3): 32. https://www.mdpi.com/2076-328X/8/3/32