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 ask? The answer is easy: floral arrangements! Even the dullest room can look vibrant, full, and radiant with classic floral accents!
Fresh flowers provide a quick lift to any area. With the beauty of blossoms, they can highlight a room’s design and features. It’s also the most ideal way to raise your spirits! After all, what’s more revitalizing than coming home to bright and fragrant blooms?
But seeking out 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 approach simpler! We’ve assembled a handful of tips that can help you beautify your home with stunning blooms – the right way!
Interested in a formal course? Want to get licensed as an expert on everything related to flowers? We recommend checking out institutions that offer programs in floristry, such as:
- American Institute of Floral Designers
- Society of American Florists
- American Floral Endowment
Combine contrast and consistency
Remember one of the most crucial rules of decorating. Don’t match, complement! Always remember that your home is still the star of the show, and the flowers are there to play a supporting role. Ensure that your florals don’t overpower your home.
It’s important to create texture and depth with your interior design. A great way to do this is by adding a hiny of contrast while managing to keep your design consistent.
Let’s say your home has a more modern-day look. You can opt for a clean-lined, single-flower arrangement to keep its chicness. But your selection of flower has to have daring colors with thick petals to give depth.
Best blossoms for this include alliums, begonias, roses, and bulb flowers. You can also go with a round or patterned vase to contrast the hard lines and flatness of modern interiors. For antique homes, you can choose compact bouquets to match the richness of your interior. Shop for arrangements with foliage and unique flowers. Ideal blooms include irises, cherry blossoms, peace lilies, and blackthorn flowers. These add a hint of modern style while maintaining your home’s classic look.
Create pleasing color schemes
Start with the current style and standout colors of your interior. Seek out color palettes that will suit the hues of your room. Get a sense of the visual harmony of your space! Right after this, you can start adding complementary but varied colors. This will keep your blossoms from drowning in your room decor and wallpaper.
Let’s say your home has a color palette of subtle blues. You can go for brighter shades of blue or purple to create contrast while still preventing color clashing. You can also consider adding a bouquet with softer hues to a space with brightly-colored decorations and wallpaper.
It’s also important to establish your color palette with your interior style in mind! For instance, if you have more open spaces or a rustic interior, go with earth tones and soft neutrals. This will increase the homey, lived-in feel of each room.
Take note of scents
It’s not all about looks when it comes to florals. You also need to consider how your bouquet’s aroma will affect the scents in the area you’re decorating! Here are the very best floral scents for certain rooms in your home:
Dining room – Avoid using flowers with strong scents at the dining table. Their powerful aromas are very likely to disrupt your meals. Choose freesias or roses, which have muted scents. They add an elegant and fresh 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 well-known for their robust fragrances that can ward off nasty smells. Even better, their extraordinary look can provide texture to flat spaces like bathrooms.
Bedroom – There are flowers with soothing scents that can help relax you into peaceful rest! Lavenders and jasmine are some examples of these. If you suffer from insomnia or other sleep problems, these blossoms are best for you! Imagine sinking into your bed after a long day and inhaling those cool, gentle scents!
Spruce up specific areas
While flowers can brighten up any place, there are spots in your home that might need more embellishing. It’s a good idea to give more focus to decorating these specific rooms:
Coffee table – For most living rooms, the coffee table provides a sense of coziness and familiarity. It’s also usually the center point of living room decor.
This means the right flowers can really tie the room together. Go for classic arrangements with a pop of color for a warm, attractive vibe.
Bedside table – Like we discussed earlier, keeping a delightful vase of bedside blooms can help ease your mind and melt away the worries and tensions 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 provide a warm welcome!
For homes with high ceilings, go for taller, more sculptural arrangements. Trailing flowers are a great way to pep things up. For homes with low ceilings, go for full bouquets in horizontal to make your home feel cozier.
Dinner table – Good meals and discussions can only get livelier with fabulous flowers! It also brings in a touch of lavish appeal to your home decor.
For round tables, go with a tall, basic centerpiece arrangement. For long tables, a good trick is to place them in rows. Be sure to have vases of changing heights to design a balanced but fascinating look.
Shelves – Setting flowers in different shelves around the home can make them feel less heavy or overstuffed. It can also avoid cluttering!
Having flowers makes you more aware of how many and what kind of items you put on your shelves. Put small, charming blooms in simple pots. Set them between books and decor.
Don’t be afraid to get a little playful! Flowers are about fun and flair, so it’s okay to try and come up with fresh ideas. A good way to exercise your creativity is to plan your floral arrangements around seasons. They can help you get familiar with seasonal colors and take care of seasonal blooms. It’s also a nice way to be in the moment and keep in touch with nature.
Feel free to experiment with placing flowers in different spots. Try setting like tall vases for your floor or potted blooms on your windowsill. Top tip: a basic bouquet on your work or study desk can bring added boosts of inspiration.