Benefits of Fresh Flowers in the House

Ways Fresh Flowers will Benefit You

Everyone loves fresh flowers, whether you pick up a bunch from your local Rock Hill florist to treat yourself or are surprised with a bouquet. Colorful, fragrant and fun, flowers are the perfect pick-me-up to have around the house. Since many of us are working from and generally spending a lot more time at home these days, consider brightening up your abode with some of your favorite blooms. Here are five ways that keeping fresh flowers around benefit you and makes them worth the little extra splurge.

Boost creativity

Having flowers around can inspire you to be more productive and creative. A recent study showed that participants who performed a task in a room with a bouquet of flowers both performed better at a creative task and were in a better mood than those who worked in a room without flowers.  A bouquet of fresh blooms may be just what you need to push through the work-from-home doldrums.

Help you relax

Taking time to stop and smell the roses – or your other favorite flowers – really does help you calm down.  Keeping some blossoms around can help reduce blood pressure and lower your heart rate so you can relax. Keep them next to your bed or even next to the sink while you’re washing dishes to relieve stress

Freshen the air

Everyone loves a whiff of a fragrant flower, but your bouquet doesn’t just smell good – some blooms can even filter the air. According to NASA, flowers such as daisies and mums help remove unhealthy chemicals and freshen up your air so you can breathe easy.

Add a pop of color

If you want to add a little extra to your decor without committing to a permanent change or dishing out money on a new piece of art, a vibrant bouquet of fresh flowers can be the perfect temporary boost of color to spruce up your space. Since we’re all spending more time at home these days, treating yourself to a bunch of your favorite colored blooms can be a great way to brighten your mood and your home.


If you’re feeling tired or under the weather, fresh flowers can be an alternative to another cup of coffee by helping you perk up naturally. Having plants and flowers around can decrease pain and fatigue and bring up your mood so you feel like you can take on the world.

The Mercantile Flower Bar

Stop by our in-store flower bar and grab flowers by the stem, create a custom arrangement or pick up a pre-arranged bouquet today! Also don’t forget about our flower arrangement workshops so you can learn how to build your own bouquet!