Use flowers to turn a house into a home

Dear Flower lover

Flowers are a real force that can bring about warmth in any house turning it into a home.

Home May Be a House, but a House Is not Always a Home

A HOUSE is a structure or a dwelling.

HOME is a place where you live, love, and feel welcome. It is the place you look forward to going at the end of the day. It is comfort, safety and stability. It may be a flat in a high-rise building, a dilapidated shack, a mansion or a split-level in the suburbs, but it is always a place where you feel safe and comfortable. Conversely, just because a place is yours or because your family lives there, does not necessarily make a place a Home.

“Home is where the heart is.” We are sure you have heard this before, or some variation of it.

The difference between a house and home

A house is a structure or a dwelling the has walls and a roof. There are many houses.

A home is the people in it … they care about each other, are loyal, laugh together, play together and are normally happy, but not without some trials and tribulations along the way. It’s the way family acts towards each other that either just makes it a house (wood, stone, siding, etc.) or a home with great personalities.

The London Flower Lover

Flower can help to bring emotions into a house. In a series of studies, Haviland-Jones et al report that:

  • When women were given flowers, they always responded with a ‘real’ duchenne smile, and reported more positive moods three days later.
  • When men or women were given a flower, they responded with a duchenne smile and engaged in more pro- social activities (compared to control conditions of being given a pen or nothing).
  • Flowers given to elderly people resulted in more positive mood and improved episodic memory!

The researchers also reported other “unusual emotional displays that they were unprepared to measure,” (4, p122), including:

  • Hugs and kisses.
  • Invitations to participants’ homes for refreshments.
  • ‘Thank you’ cards and letters – some with photographic evidence of the continuing beauty of the bouquet.

With all that in mind, we are open to imagine what putting flowers in the house can do? What could happen if flowers where left in the hallway, or other key parts of the house.

How would flowers affirm the house and help create the home. Affirming loveliness.

If you are having a house warming, or generally want to add warmth to where you live. Use the power of flowers to bring out the warm emotions.

We invite you to let flowers shift your house into home.

From the Team

The London Flower Lover

The London Flower Lover

The London Flower Lover

About Thelondonflowerlover

Welcome to The London Flower Lover. We are florists who create floral collections to tell your real life story. With colour and texture, we take floristry into an entirely new direction based on the challenges and joys of your life. Offering what we call 'heart based floristry' we use style, fashion, and life situations and merge them with heart based lifestyle support. This inspiring blend creates so much more for those who love flowers. Using flowers in the traditional way of course, but always using flowers to open up a floralicious conversation about relationships of all kinds. We are a sort of work in progress of compassionately confirming how we are already on the inside, the love we want to see out in the world. That is mission of The London Flower Lover. So saying yes to recognising that is at the heart of this blog and using flowers to honour that inner world is how we use the beauty of giving and receiving flowers. This blog is your blog. It's as much about cultivating your heart, as it is about enjoying the physical beauty of flowers. It offers story, poems and video to reflect the life you actually live whilst showing beautifully inspiring collections of flower designs. Hand-tied bouquets, arrangements and more. All this with sought after tips from well established experts on how to keep a happy heart. This is what makes The London Flower Lover unique and magical. Yes, and that's how we make the difference that we do. When life looks, feels, or sounds challenging, we offer a sanctuary that you may dip into. A well of refreshment and strength that you may draw from. Sharing what others have found to be successful ways of being happy in the face of challenges, whilst letting flowers do the talking when we have no other way to interpret what is going on. Use flowers to help you re-discover, reveal and remember how you can still be despite challenges. Use flowers to celebrate and to embody the possibility of your heart felt desire, fulfilled. Use flowers in your life, to remind you of the beauty of your life. Use The London Flower Lover today. We invite you to stay curious in this floral universe as you explore the love in the heart. This is a floralicious world.
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