flowers and their meanings


5 Reasons to Buy Flowers For Your Home

Flowers truly add something special to a space, and there’s nothing like having fresh flowers for your home. Whether they’ve been sent to you for a special occasion or you love to buy florals regularly (or want to start), fresh florals elevate your home and bring a natural vibrance to every day.

Here at LULLY & ROSE Floral Studio, we are constantly inspired by the natural beauty of flowers and we think you will be too, so we’ve listed our top five reasons to buy flowers for your home! Even better than that, we also offer same day delivery across the Gold Coast and surrounding areas for orders placed before 11am, so you can enjoy seasonal, perfumed, textured florals and foliages sooner rather than later.

1. Positive Impacts on Mental Health
Did you know that flowers genuinely bring happiness and true smiles, as well as encouraging improved wellbeing, mental health and recovery? Studies have shown that flowers do have a long-term positive effect on mood, with study participants reporting feeling less anxious and agitated after receiving flowers, and over time actually demonstrated a higher sense of enjoyment and life satisfaction. According to behavioural research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the simple presence of flowers in a room generates happy emotions in humans and has a positive effect on social behaviour, even improving episodic memory in some cases. “What’s most exciting about this study is that it challenges established scientific beliefs about how people can manage their day-to-day moods in a healthy and natural way,” said Jeannette Haviland-Jones, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Rutgers and lead researcher on the study.

Intuitively, we know that flowers make us happy, but it’s so exciting to see the science supporting what we have felt to be true all along. As Gold Coast florists, nothing makes us happier than creating contemporary, heartfelt arrangements that bring joy, comfort and healing to the homes they are delivered to! If you’re interested in the healing power of flowers, read more in our feature piece here.

Having fresh flowers for your home creates feelings of peace and happiness, something we could all do with a little more of! If you’d like to get started with something simple, we highly recommend our Fresh Florals for Home – a market style floral wrap designed for you to get creative with and enjoy arranging at home. It’s the perfect wind-down activity which is sure to boost your mood with fresh, seasonal, textured florals and foliages.

2. Create Stylish Spaces with Florals and Foliages
Floral arrangements are a classic and timeless design choice to elevate your interior design. They’ll never go out of style, and with a huge range of seasonal florals to work with you’re sure to find something that suits your desired aesthetic. Decorating your home with florals creates ambience and brings a touch of the natural world into your space.

Florals are also a versatile styling tool, allowing you to change colours and varieties to create the look you want and change up your decor effortlessly. With interior design, less is often more and at LULLY & ROSE Floral Studio we couldn’t agree more! We incorporate a contemporary minimalism into our floral designs which perfectly encapsulates this sentiment and our style is a nod to emerging floristry trends in capital cities around the world. We take great care in creating arrangements that feel luxurious, on trend and stylish and yet still uniquely you.

If you’d like to try styling your home with luxury, seasonal florals and foliages, we recommend one of our designer vase arrangements, which includes a contemporary glass vase suited to a wide range of styles. Our attention to detail ensures that every petal is in place to create the environment you want with flowers for your home.

Ready to really get creative with flowers for your home? Try styling florals in your entryway, in a row on a long dining table, with a cute bedside bowl arrangement, a classic coffee table look or create dimension and vibrancy on bookshelves with a textured arrangement.

3. Find Your Feng Shui with Flowers
You’ve probably heard of Feng Shui before, but did you know that flowers are an effective method of stimulating healing energy and the positive flow of sheng chi? The practice of Feng Shui protects against negativity and brings good luck by managing the flow of this positive energy. In Feng Shui, real flowers have the strongest healing energy, so using fresh flowers for your home is an effective way to bring this energy into your space – dried florals are discouraged, but floral motifs can be used if needed.

The most effective florals for Feng Shui though are potted ones, so why not choose a potted Phalaenopsis Orchid to bring living energy into your home? Orchids are particularly revered in Feng Shui practices, symbolising wealth, good fortune and abundance. While all orchids are representative of these attributes, you can further channel the type of energy you want to call in by choosing a particular colour which matches your intentions. Burgundy and pink orchids welcome in love and romance, and double-headed varieties may be best for this intention to signify a pair. If you need a boost in creativity, coral orchids could be the perfect addition to your workspace to get those juices flowing. White orchids will bring clarity and calm to your home, or shades of peach will bring comfort and stability if this is what you need. For a vibrant spark of joy and optimism, look to lemon orchids for hope. While all orchid varieties have significance, phalaenopsis orchids in particular are believed to improve concentration and calm feelings of anxiety.

Other florals can help you channel your intentions too, and using these flowers for your home is a beautiful way to focus your energy. Flowers in a vase on the right side of the bed are said to bring love into your home – roses and carnations in a deep burgundy are particularly popular for attracting romance. Pink peonies which are still slightly closed bring the beginnings of love, perfect if you want to ease into a new relationship – but make sure to arrange them in twos, not alone. Yellow flowers placed in the kitchen bring appetite and happiness and harmony to the home, and purple flowers bring prosperity – try placing some in your home office to attract business success. If you’re missing someone special, marigolds are often placed with photographs to honour ancestors.

Flowers for your home can certainly mean more than just decor, and if you’re interested in more flowers and their meanings, be sure to check out our series on The Secret Language of Flowers.

4. Good Luck Flowers For Your Home
Not sure if you want to get into Feng Shui but love the idea of good luck flowers for your home? Try one of these gorgeous varieties:

Orchids: either as cut stems or potted, phalaenopsis orchids have plenty of significance, and using these florals in your home will bring luxury and abundance with their elegant aesthetic.

Peonies: bring good luck in love, choose pink for a budding romance or burgundy for more serious intentions.

Chrysanthemums: bright, bouncy and beautiful, chrysanthemums will bring a pop of joy into your home, and the colour yellow is especially associated with good luck.

Magnolias: these classic florals are said to represent love, purity, and prosperity making them lovely flowers for your home.

Lilies: if a little extra calm and wellbeing is what you need, lilies will certainly bring this peaceful vibe.

Hydrangeas: representing gratitude and spiritual enlightenment, hydrangea flowers for your home are a meaningful addition to a space where you might practice meditation or journaling.

Daffodils: you only need to look at these bulb-shaped rays of sunshine to know they’ll bring luck and optimism to your home!

5. Support Local Businesses
If you’re not convinced yet, buying fresh flowers for your home is also a wonderful way to support businesses in your local community. As a boutique Gold Coast florist, it’s so important to us to support our community, and that’s why we prioritise sourcing our florals and foliages from local growers and flower farmers wherever possible. We hand-select the seasonal floral and foliage varieties we work with daily from local markets to ensure you’re getting the freshest and highest quality florals available for your arrangements. Working with the seasons means that we are able to offer a stunning natural range of Australian-grown flowers all year round, and our beautiful climate certainly makes it easier on us. Wondering what’s available during each season? Explore seasonal varieties here.

Feeling inspired yet? Order online from LULLY & ROSE Floral Studio today to add a touch of luxury and natural beauty to your home. We look forward to creating something breathtaking for you.

Who is LULLY & ROSE?
LULLY & ROSE Floral Studio is a boutique floral design studio located in the heart of the Gold Coast. The founder and qualified floral designer, Rachael, have over 10 years experience in the industry, and bring a fresh and contemporary feel to every arrangement. Inspired by minimalistic design, nature and the seasons, their luxury arrangements are truly something to behold.