Adding beautiful home decor can sometimes brighten your mood. Nothing brings this about more than flowers, branches, and a natural setting. In fact studies by 3 Universities found a correlation between flowers with increased happiness. A Rutgers University study found that having flowers in your home not only increases happiness but also reduces depression and anxiety and actually can increase emotional contact with friends and family. A separate study by Harvard University found the similar results – increased compassion, feeling less negative, and more energy at work. Finally, Texas A & M University found that flowers and plants in the workplace improves problem solving skills and increases creativity.
Now it’s not always easy to use fresh flowers in your home. You have to always water them and make sure they get ample sunlight. One alternative to this is using dried curly willow branches to brighten your home. You can buy these dried branches and they look exceptionally authentic. It is not easy to find them at your local floral store or craft store. The best alternative is to go online and purchase it as a do-it-yourself-kit. One of the major vendors online for dried botanicals is greenfloralcrafts.com.
Check out this curly willow branch arrangement below.