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Whatever the season is, there are flowers to decorate your home with and Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts have the perfect flowers for your decorating needs. Spring is best represented with Daffodils, Tulips, and Lilies. Marigolds, Dahlias, and Daisies are the flowers of summer. The colorful autumn gives birth to Carnations, Chrysanthemums, and Sunflowers. The traditional reds and greens of Poinsettias and Roses adorn our homes during the Winter.

Beautiful as they are, flowers must be designed artistically to make them even more attractive. We recommend putting floral arrangements all around your house so that they can be enjoyed in any room you decide to be in. Unfortunately, putting them in the wrong places can turn them into fire hazards. In line with the Fire Prevention Week which runs from October 8 to 14, Fiesta Flowers would like to share a few tips on how to decorate your house with flowers and keep it safe from fires at the same time.

Flowers and Candles Don’t Go Together

Well, at least not near each other. It’s very tempting to mix and match the colors and scents of flowers with decorative and scented candles. Combined, they add sparkle and warmth to the living room or any area in your home. But as a rule of thumb, keep them apart. A small accident or a gust of wind can set your flower arrangement aflame and the fire can spread quickly. Keep your flowers on one table and your lit candles on another.

Keep Them Off the Heat, Too

The chilly months of Autumn and Winter beckon you to turn the heat on. It can be that good old wood-fed fireplace or its modern counterpart, the gas fireplace or electric heater. Whichever you use to push the temperature up, keep it away from your flowers. That flower vase may look pretty near the hearth but a small ember can make it go up in flames and the heat will make the flowers wilt in a very short amount of time. Even the space heater can cause flowers to dry up and spark. Put the vase on top of the mantle instead. The idea is to move flowers away from any heating element.

Safety During the Holidays

Christmas is a time for being merry. Don’t spoil that merriment with fire accidents that can be easily prevented. For some people, having the biggest Christmas tree that can fit inside the house is a must. However, care should be taken in the placement of the tree. It should not block any entrance or exit and keep it at least 3 feet away from a heat source. Christmas lights are common fire hazards, too. Check the brand and make sure that they are certified by a testing laboratory and don’t forget to turn them off before retiring at night. If you prefer a natural tree over plastic, keep it watered to prevent it from getting brittle and even more flammable.

Decorating the house with plants and flowers doesn’t mean you’ll have to forget about safety. Make it a fun and safe experience by following the tips mentioned above. Never sacrifice safety over an Instagram-worthy selfie. And if you’re looking for fresh flowers and plants, check out Fiesta Flowers Plants & Gifts.