Freshen up your home with some beautiful spring flowers
PUBLISHED: 09:07 02 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:46 20 February 2013
With spring finally here if you want to inject a bit of style and colour into your home the best and, most inexpensive way to do this is using flowers. <br/>Photography: The Flowers and Plants Association
With spring finally here if you want to inject a bit of style and colour into your home the best and, most inexpensive way to do this is using flowers.
'By changing your flowers every week or every two weeks you can completely change the look of your room,' says Sian Wild at The Flower Lounge in Didsbury.
'I think the flowers in season in spring are really elegant, even on their own so you don't need to over style them. Having said that there are lots of amazing things you can do with them.
'If you want a modern look then put them in clusters of small vases. You could also display them in different shaped glasses, or even mismatched tea cups which is a great way to inject some of your personal style into displays.
'If you want something more classic and elegant try swirling tulips in a fish bowl. It's a relatively inexpensive thing to do but creates quite an impressive display.
'Things like tulips, muscari, hyacinth, ranunculus and amaryllis are great for spring, but also the longiflorium lily, also known as longi lilies or the Easter lily. They're particularly elegant so I'd suggest keeping them quite simple in tall vases, or mixing them with something like pussywillow which is also in season at the moment,' she says.
Of course flowers not only help freshen up the look of a room but also the scent of it. Flowers and plants can also be used to help with your spring cleaning, as Sarah Holland at The Flower and Plants Association explains:
'Flowers are a great way to bring a seasonal reminder into the home and there's no better flower to brighten your home and mood than with sweet smelling spring flowers.
'Lilies are one of the most popular cut flowers in the UK, a favourite for weddings and a traditional choice for Easter,' she says.
'Their spicy scent perfumes an entire room, making them a two-in-one air freshener and seasonal update for the home.
'Longer spring days also bring the promise of the inevitable yearly cleaning and clearing, which indoor plants can also help with.
'Not only do they live in harmony with us, removing the carbon dioxide we breathe into the air and exchanging it for fresh oxygen, they also remove harmful toxins emitted from carpets, furnishings, furniture, electrical equipment and cleaning products. Small leaved plants like ferns, actually reduce airborne dust so are a great addition to the home when shaking out rugs, sweeping or dusting!'