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Should You Have Flowers in the Bedroom?

September 21, 2015


Should You Have Flowers in the Bedroom?

With spring here in force and the flowers creating vast swathes of colour across the garden and countryside, it is really tempting to have bunches of flowers throughout the house. But should you have a bunch in the bedroom?

The trouble with flowers in the bedroom seems to have started with an old wives’ tale about flowers absorbing all the oxygen in the room while you are sleeping. While the thought of murderous flowers out for revenge and suffocating you while you sleep might make for a great idea for a botanically minded Stephen King, there is no way that it is going to happen…

Where flowers might try and kill you will be if you are allergic to them. This sounds like it might go without saying, but you would be surprised how many people who suffer from hay fever still put flowers all around the bedroom. In some cases it is because they are willing to live with a little extra pollen in exchange for the beauty of fresh flowers, but in others they will actually cut out the stamens of the flowers when they bloom in order to minimize the pollen spread. While this can have the effect of reducing the smell of your flowers, it is also highly recommended for many flowers as their pollen can stain if you accidentally brush up against them. Not only would this ruin your morning, but ruin your clothing.

According to Feng Shui, dried flowers are an absolute no in the home and especially in the bedroom as they have a ‘negative’ energy to them. With regard to fresh cut flowers, some Feng Shui practitioners claim that they are beneficial, while others claim that they are a sure way to ruin your home’s flow of energy. With so many conflicting claims, it is safe to say that there is nothing wrong with having flowers in the home.

The only thing you should keep in mind when placing flowers in your bedroom is to ensure that they are non-toxic if you pick them yourself. This might sound silly, but it is better safe than sorry - especially if you have cats that like to nibble on anything you place around thehome.

In short, there is no real reason why you shouldn't have flowers around the bedroom - not only can you enjoy the beauty but also compliment your bedroom decor.


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