Bringing Life and Beauty to Your Home
Decorating trends come and go. But interior decorators and home owners 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 dynamic with ageless floral accents!
Fresh flowers provide an instant lift to any area. With the beauty of blossoms, they can emphasize a room’s style and features. It’s also the best way to raise your moods! After all, what’s more refreshing than coming home to bright and perfumed blooms?
But searching for the right flowers with the right vases can be frustrating. Different spaces have different decor needs, and flowers can make or break the look of a room. Well, we’re here to make the process much easier! We’ve put together a few tips that can help you beautify your home with gorgeous blooms – the right way!
Interested in a formal course? Want to get certified as an expert on everything related to flowers? We highly 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!
Keep in mind that your home is still the star of the show, and the flowers are there to play a supporting role. Make sure your florals don’t overpower your home.
It’s essential to create texture and depth with your interior design. A clever way to do this is by adding a slight hint of contrast while managing to keep your style consistent.
Let’s say your home has a more modern-day look. You can go with a clean-lined, single-flower arrangement to keep its snazziness. But your pick of flower has to have daring colors with dense petals to provide depth.
Best blossoms for this include alliums, begonias, roses, and bulb flowers. You can also go for a round or patterned vase to contrast the hard lines and flatness of modern interiors.
For antique homes, you can choose dense bouquets to match the richness of your interior. Go for arrangements with foliage and unique flowers.
Ideal flowers include irises, cherry blossoms, peace lilies, and blackthorn flowers. These add a flair of modern style while keeping your home’s classic look.
Create pleasing color palettes
Start with the existing style and prominent colors of your interior. Search for color palettes that will go well with the hues of your room.
Get a feel of the visual harmony of your space! Soon after this, you can start adding in complementary but different 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 with brighter tones of blue or purple to add contrast while still preventing color clashing. You can also look into adding a bouquet with softer hues to a room with brightly-colored decor and wallpaper.
It’s also vital to set up 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 blossoms. You also need to take into account how your bouquet’s aroma will affect the scents in the room you’re decorating! Here are the most ideal floral scents for particular 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 perfect for the bathroom! Gardenias and orchids are well-known for their robust aromas that can fend off awful 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 slumber! Lavenders and jasmine are good examples of these. If you battle with insomnia or other sleep problems, these blossoms are great 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 area, there are spots in your house that might need more dressing up. It’s a great idea to give more focus to decorating these particular rooms:
Coffee table – For most living rooms, the coffee table brings a sense of comfort and familiarity. It’s also usually the center point of living room designs.
This means the best flowers can really tie the room together. Go with classic arrangements with a pop of color for a pleasant, attractive vibe.
Bedside table – Like we touched on earlier, keeping a lovely vase of bedside flowers can help ease your mind and melt 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 arrangement on your night table. This will help avoid clutter and leave space for other bedroom essentials.
Hallway – The first thing that welcomes you and your guests when you arrive home is your hallway. So it’s a really good idea to ensure that you have beautiful arrangements to present a warm welcome!
For homes with high ceilings, go with taller, more sculptural arrangements. Trailing flowers are a nice way to liven things up. For homes with low ceilings, choose full bouquets in horizontal to make your home feel cozier.
Dinner table – Good meals and discussions can only get livelier with attractive flowers! It also brings in a touch of luxurious elegance to your home decor.
For round tables, go with a tall, basic centerpiece arrangement. For long tables, a good tip is to place them in rows. Make sure to have vases of changing heights to design a balanced but exciting look.
Shelves – Setting flowers in your shelves around the home can make them feel less dense or overstuffed. It can also prevent cluttering!
Having flowers makes you more conscious of how many and what kind of things you put on your shelves. Put modest, charming blooms in simple pots. Place them between books and decor.
Don’t be afraid to get a little bit playful! Flowers are about fun and flair, so it’s alright to try and develop 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 maintain seasonal blooms. It’s also a nice way to be there in the moment and keep in touch with nature.
Feel free to try out putting flowers in different spots. Try setting such as tall vases for your floor or potted blooms on your windowsill. Top tip: a simple bouquet on your work or study area can give added boosts of inspiration.