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Go floral this season

art-and-culture Updated: Nov 11, 2012 01:52 IST
Arpita Kala
Arpita Kala
Hindustan Times
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Get close to nature this festive season by indulging in some floral therapy as well as beautifying your home. You can experiment with flowers to do up different rooms. Sweet smelling lavender and chamomile are best for bedrooms.

“Lilies or flowers floating in water bowls are apt for living room. If maintaining a flower vase in the bathroom is tedious, choose dried petals. They smell great and can be used for months,” says Jasleen Kochhar, creative head of Bougainvilla Design. Also, keep flowers fresh for longer by changing water everyday, buying flowers with healthy, glossy leaves and keeping them away from fruits, which cause them to rot faster. “Colours like lilac in freesias, green for orchid and red roses, lilies or carnations are apt this season,” says Parul Gupta of FNP Floral Design School. Here are some cool ideas to create peppy flower displays for your home:

Vaastu says...
Flowers add beauty to your home and influence your life and mind. Brightly coloured flowers in a blue or green vase, placed on a table in the north in your home, office or factory, is favourable. This zone is responsible for converting your efforts into
money. Avoid placing dry flowers (pot pourri) here because it can dry money making opportunities. Also, red flowers in a green vase placed in the south-east, the zone of fire and cash, adds warmth to your relationships and attracts money and prosperity.