What better time to cheer up your surroundings with brightly-coloured flowers than at the start of the cold season? As temperatures plummet, days shorten and autumnal gloom appears to descend, brightening up your living space with sweet-smelling flora could be the key to beating those seasonal blues.
According to the NHS, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - a condition which is also sometimes known as 'winter depression' - affects around 7% of people in the UK, whilst an even greater proportion suffer from a milder condition known as 'winter blues', a general feeling of dispiritedness linked to a lack of sunlight.
It’s well known that colours can affect our moods: yellows, oranges and pinks can uplift, blues can revitalise, greens can calm but dull, lifeless tones can make you feel drained and listless. Why not browse online to see how you can add a bit of floral colour to your home?
Waitrose offer lovely bouquets of flowers for every occasion - from the delicate pinks, yellows and blues of the Surprise range (ideal for the cottage garden lover), to the reds, fiery yellows and lilacs of the Delight range, to the magentas, clean whites and golden oranges of their Impress range: there's something for everyone.
Whilst flowers may not be an adequate substitute for the sunny days of summer, they can at least bring a bit of colour and warmth into the home when grey skies draw in.