A bouquet of fresh flowers can liven up any space. Sure, you could order one directly from a florist but it’s really not that hard to make your own – with the right tips, of course. Jaclyn Lim from The Bloom Room (www.bloomroom.sg), an online floral subscription service, demonstrates how you can put together a simple bouquet within minutes.

She also offers tips on how to make your blooms last:
– Place your flowers out of direct sunlight.
– Change the water in the vase every other day to minimise bacterial growth.
– When you change the water in the vase, also re-cut the stems at a 45-degree angle to ensure maximum absorption of water.
– Dissolve a packet of flower food, like Chrysal packs, in the water.