Bringing Life and Vibrance to Your Home
Decorating trends come and go. But interior decorators and homeowners agree that one thing never goes out of style. What is it, you wonder? The answer is easy: floral arrangements! Even the dullest room can look bright, full, and dynamic with classic floral accents!
Fresh flowers provide a quick lift to any space. With the beauty of blossoms, they can showcase a room’s style and little details. It’s also the best way to raise your spirits! After all, what’s more revitalizing than coming home to bright and perfumed blooms?
But trying to find the right flowers with the right vases can be frustrating. Different areas have different decor needs, and flowers can make or break the look of a room.
Well, we’re here to make the task much easier! We’ve put together a few tips that can help you spruce up your home with stunning blooms – the proper way!
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- American Institute of Floral Designers
- Society of American Florists
- American Floral Endowment
Combine contrast and consistency
Remember one of the most vital rules of decorating. Don’t match, complement! Always remember that your home is still the star of the show, and the flowers are simply there to play a supporting role. Make sure your flowers don’t drown your home.
It’s vital to create texture and depth with your interior design. A smart way to do this is by adding a slight hint of contrast while keeping your design consistent.
Let’s say your home has a more modern-day look. You can go for a clean-lined, single-flower bouquet to keep its snazziness. But your choice of flower has to have loud colors with dense petals to provide depth.
Best blossoms for this include alliums, begonias, roses, or bulb flowers. You can also opt for a rounded or patterned vase to contrast the hard lines and flatness of modern interiors.
For antique homes, you can opt for compact bouquets to match the richness of your interior. Shop for arrangements with foliage and one-of-a-kind flowers.
Ideal flowers include irises, cherry blossoms, peace lilies, and blackthorn flowers. These add a flair of modern style while maintaining your home’s vintage look.
Create pleasing color palettes
Start with the existing style and standout colors of your interior. Look for color palettes that will suit the hues of your room.
Get a sense of the visual harmony of your space! After this, you can start adding complementary but different colors. This will prevent your florals from drowning in your room decor and wallpaper.
Let’s say your home has a color scheme of subtle blues. You can go with brighter tones of blue or purple to add contrast while still preventing color clashing. You can also think about adding a bouquet with softer hues to a space with brightly-colored decor and wallpaper.
It’s also important to set up your color palette with your interior style in mind! For example, if you have more open spaces or a rustic interior, go with earth tones and soft neutrals. This will enhance the homey, lived-in feel of each room.
Take note of scents
It’s not all about looks when it comes to blooms. You also need to think about how your bouquet’s fragrance will affect the scents in the space you’re decorating! Here are the best floral scents for specific rooms in your home:
Dining room – Steer clear of using flowers with strong scents at the dining table. Their powerful aromas are likely to disrupt your meals. Go with freesias or roses, which have muted scents. They add an elegant and fragrant touch to your table in a subtle way.
Bathroom – Flowers with exotic and vigorous scents are most ideal for the bathroom! Gardenias and orchids are popular for their robust fragrances that can fend off nasty smells. Even better, their standout look can bring in texture to flat spaces like bathrooms.
Bedroom – There are flowers with soothing scents that can help relax you into peaceful slumber! Lavenders and jasmine are good examples of these. If you battle with insomnia or other sleep problems, these blooms are great for you! Imagine sinking into your bed after a long day and breathing in those cool, gentle scents!
Spruce up specific areas
While flowers can lighten up any area, there are spots in your house that might need more fancying up. It’s a good idea to pay more attention to decorating these specific areas:
Coffee table – For most living rooms, the coffee table brings a sense of coziness and familiarity. It’s also usually the center point of living room designs.
This means the ideal flowers can really tie the room together. Go with classic arrangements with a pop of color for a warm, attractive vibe.
Bedside table – Like we discussed earlier, keeping a lovely vase of bedside blooms can help ease your mind and melt away the worries and stress of the day. It’s also a great way to help you get energized in the morning.
Keep a tall, simple bouquet on your bedside table. This will help avoid clutter and create space for other bedroom essentials.
Hallway – The very first thing that welcomes you and your guests when you arrive home is your hallway. So it’s a really good idea to be sure you have gorgeous arrangements to present a warm welcome!
For homes with high ceilings, opt for taller, more sculptural arrangements. Trailing flowers are a nice way to spice things up. For homes with low ceilings, choose full bouquets in horizontal to make your home feel cozier.
Dinner table – Good meals and conversations can only get livelier with attractive flowers! It also adds a touch of lush elegance to your home decor.
For round tables, go with a tall, simple centerpiece arrangement. For long tables, a good trick is to set them in rows. Be sure to have vases of differing heights to create a balanced but intriguing look.
Shelves – Setting flowers in your shelves around the home can make them feel less condensed or overstuffed. It can also prevent cluttering!
Having flowers makes you more mindful of how many and what kind of items you place on your shelves. Put small, charming blooms in simple pots. Apply them between books and decor.
Don’t be afraid to get a little bit playful! Flowers are about fun and flair, so it’s good to try and come up with fresh ideas. A good way to exercise your creative thinking is to plan your floral bouquets around seasons. They can help you get familiar with seasonal colors and look after seasonal blooms. It’s also a nice way to be present in the moment and keep in touch with nature.
Feel free to experiment with putting flowers in different spots. Try setting like tall vases for your floor or potted blooms on your windowsill. Top tip: a simple bouquet on your work or study desk can bring added boosts of inspiration.