Bringing Life and Vibrance to Your Home
Decorating trends change a lot with time. But interior designers 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 vibrant, full, and radiant with ageless floral accents!
Fresh flowers provide a quick lift to any space. With the beauty of blooms, they can highlight a room’s design and features.
It’s also the most effective way to uplift your spirits! After all, what’s more invigorating than coming home to bright and fragrant 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 style of a room.
Well, we’re here to make the approach easier! We’ve come up with a few tips that can help you spruce up your home with lovely blooms – the right way!
Interested in a formal course? Want to get authorized as an expert on everything related to flowers? We strongly recommend checking into 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 vital rules of decorating. Don’t match, complement!
Bear in mind that your home is still the star of the show, and the flowers are actually there to play a supporting role. Make sure your florals don’t drown your home.
It’s vital to establish texture and depth with your interior design. A good 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 contemporary look. You can go for a clean-lined, single-flower bouquet to keep its chicness. 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 with a rounded or patterned vase to contrast the hard lines and flatness of modern interiors.
For antique homes, you can opt for overflowing bouquets to match the richness of your home. Look for arrangements with foliage and one-of-a-kind flowers.
Ideal blooms include irises, cherry blossoms, peace lilies, and blackthorn flowers. These add a hint of modern design while keeping your home’s vintage look.
Create aesthetically pleasing color schemes
Start with the current style and prominent 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! Soon after this, you can start adding in complementary but varied colors. This will keep your flowers from drowning in your room decor and wallpaper.
Let’s say your home has a color palette of subtle blues. You can choose brighter tones of blue or purple to add contrast while still preventing color clashing. You can also consider adding a bouquet with softer hues to a space with brightly-colored decor and wallpaper.
It’s also essential 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 for earth tones and soft neutrals. This will improve 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 consider how your bouquet’s fragrance will affect the scents in the space you’re decorating! Here are the very best floral scents for certain rooms in your home:
Dining room – Refrain from using flowers with strong scents at the dining table. Their robust aromas are more likely to disrupt your meals. Go with freesias or roses, which have delicate scents. They add an elegant and fragrant touch to your table in a subtle way.
Bathroom – Flowers with exotic and powerful scents are most ideal for the bathroom! Gardenias and orchids are popular for their robust aromas that can stave off nasty smells. Even better, their extraordinary look can provide texture to flat spaces like bathrooms.
Bedroom – There are flowers with comforting scents that can help relax you into slumber! Lavenders and jasmine are good examples of these. If you suffer from insomnia or other sleep problems, these blooms are perfect for you! Imagine sinking into your bed after a very long day and taking in those cool, gentle scents!
Spruce up specific areas
While flowers can brighten up any place, there are spots in your house that might need more fancying up. It’s a great idea to pay more attention to decorating these specific 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 furnishings.
This means the ideal flowers can really tie the room together. Go with classic arrangements with a pop of color for a pleasant, appealing vibe.
Bedside table – Like we mentioned earlier, keeping a charming vase of bedside blooms can help ease your mind and melt 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 leave space for other bedroom essentials.
Hallway – The first thing that meets you and your guests when you arrive home is your hallway. So it’s a good idea to be sure you have beautiful arrangements to present a warm welcome!
For homes with high ceilings, go with 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 conversations can only get livelier with attractive flowers! It also includes a touch of lush charm to your home decor.
For round tables, go with a tall, simple centerpiece arrangement. For long tables, a good trick is to put them in rows. Be sure to have vases of varying heights to design a well-balanced but interesting look.
Shelves – Placing flowers in your shelves around the home can make them feel less dense or overstuffed. It can also avoid cluttering!
Having flowers makes you more mindful of how many and what kind of items you place on your shelves. Put modest, charming blooms in simple pots. Set them between books and decor.
Don’t hesitate to get a bit playful! Flowers are all about fun and flair, so it’s alright to try and think up fresh ideas.
A good way to exercise your imagination is to plan your floral arrangements around seasons. They can help you get acquainted with seasonal colors and take care of seasonal blooms. It’s also a nice way to be present in the moment and stay connected with nature.
Feel free to try out putting 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 area can give added boosts of inspiration.
Photo by Natalia Ostashova