Winter officially arrived on December 21, and the cold and dreary days ahead could take a toll on your mood. When the winter weather gets you down, add some cheer to your home with beautiful faux florals, greenery, and succulents. We’ve got everything you need at Prairie in Bloom and our designers can help you craft the perfect arrangement, whether you stop in our Omaha, Nebraska store or shop online.
How Flowers and Greenery Cure Winter Blahs
Studies have shown the powerful impact of flowers and greenery on our health, including reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, increasing energy levels, and calming our mind. In winter, when the days get dark earlier and we’re stuck inside, the simple act of adding flowers and plants to our surroundings – even if they’re not the real thing – can provide an emotional boost.
Decorating with Artificial Florals and Everyday Greens
It’s difficult finding fresh flowers in the winter months, but faux flowers and everyday greens can perk you up during the winter doldrums. At Prairie in Bloom, we get rave reviews for our quality artificial florals because they’re so realistic. They’re also low maintenance and you can put them anywhere in your home without worrying about whether they’re getting enough sunlight.
In the Kitchen – This is the room where you and the family spend a lot of your time, cooking, sharing meals, and talking about the events of the day. We suggest creating a table centerpiece or placing a bright arrangement on your kitchen island or windowsill. Peonies and hydrangeas are vibrant blooms that will brighten your space. Eucalyptus is a great addition to flesh out your arrangement. Consider a fun farmhouse container, such as a milk bottle, pitcher or watering can. Another option for the kitchen is using a dough bowl to hold stems and florals.
In the Living Space – Bring a touch of nature and warmth into your living space. An artificial fern or aloe plant can provide the feel of the tropics, while beautiful faux cherry blossoms or roses can add an elegant touch. A mantel or shelf are great locations for florals and greens, but also consider placing a larger plant or arrangement in a basket or pot that sits on the floor in a corner, near the fireplace, or by your sitting area. Using a wreath on the wall is another way to add some cheer to your home.
In the Bedroom – Your bedroom should be your sanctuary. Add pretty blooms on your nightstand or dresser to create a peaceful display. Combine flowers, stems, and greenery for lush arrangements and pair with beautiful vases that make a statement.
Succulents Bring Life to Any Room
Succulents come in a variety of green, red, purple and orange hues, as well as a variety of textures and shapes and can be paired with everyday greens, such as wheat grass. These arrangements are lovely to look at and can add a bit of whimsy to your room – perfect for those dreary winter days. Come check out our succulent bar and design your own unique arrangement.
Let Prairie in Bloom Help Brighten Your Winter
Prairie in Bloom has a wide variety of faux florals, everyday greens, and succulents that can help boost your mood this winter. Come into our store at the corner of 17th and Cuming Street in Omaha, and we’ll help you find just what you need to brighten your space. If you can’t make it in, shop in our online store. We’ve even created a few signature design kits to make it easy.