Flowers for your home don’t have to cost a fortune. Add some colour to rooms with these 5 cheap flower varieties that are perfect for spring.
Sunflowers are absolutely fabulous for creating a statement piece in your living room. You can purchase just one stem from your local florist, or buy seeds online and plant your own. They’re a great way to brighten up any room and kids especially will love them.
Carnations tend to get a pretty bad rap, partly due to some of the uglier varieties being frequently used as fillers in cheap bouquets. There are actually a lot of beautiful varieties in pinks and purples, that will inject personality to any bland room.
Expect to pay around £5 for a decent bunch of carnations and mix them with other flowers such as Alstroemeria to create a stunning flower arrangement.
Nothing screams spring louder than a beautiful bunch of daffodils. You can usually pick up a bunch for £1, making them the cheapest flower variety available.
The great thing is you can also fill your entire home with just one bunch, by using thin or test tube vases with a daffodil stem in each room. That’s flowers for your whole house for just a quid!
The Germini flower is the Gerbera’s kid sister and has become incredibly popular recently due to its versatility. Due to the impressive size of the blooms (around 10cm in diameter), just one of two stems can be added to a fairly average bouquet or arrangement to give it the wow factor.
At your local florist you should expect to pay up to £1 per stem, which is far less than buying a £30 bouquet with only a couple included amongst the fillers.
Commonly known as Peruvian Lilies, Alstroemeria are renowned for the beautiful scent the give out. They’ll not only make your home look stunning, but will make it smell equally as good also.
Due to their popularity, hundreds of hybrids have been created and they’re now available in just about every colour you can think of. You’ll frequently find them in mixed bouquets but it’s just as easy to buy your own plant for around £7 and then use the stems around your home each time it blooms.