Saturday, December 03, 2022

7 Tips to Liven Up Your Home With Fresh Floral Arrangements



Using fresh floral decor is a lovely way to revitalize your home while adding versatility. Flowers are a creative way to improve the mood and atmosphere in your home without making permanent changes.

The challenge in decorating with fresh flowers is how quickly they fade away. Here are seven tips to make the most of this stunning decor piece while freshening up your home.

Use a Subscription Service

A floral subscription service is the best way to ensure a continuous supply of fresh flowers to your home. There are several benefits to flower subscription orders, including:
  • Supplier discounts for recurring orders
  • Unique designs
  • Seasonal and event-centric arrangements
  • No risk of boredom with ever-changing decor
  • Minimal time without flowers on display
This option is also perfect for those with minimal experience with floral arrangements and who get overwhelmed by choosing between endless selections. 

Arrange the Entryway

Displaying flowers in the entryway of your home is a perfect way to set the tone for your decor. This transition point makes the first impression when guests walk through your door. It's also the first step into your comfort zone after a long day out in the world.
Choosing the right arrangement depends on the layout of your home. If you have a small porch or mudroom, adding a side table with a simple vase, key holder, and light source is a lovely way to balance function and style. 
If you have a large foyer, adding a center table with a luscious bouquet adds an air of elegance and refinement when welcoming people into your home. 
Consider how the flowers accent or contrast other decor elements in this area. Choosing accents that fit the overall atmosphere of your home will tie the room together. 
For example, if your style is casual and welcoming, display brightly colored, loosely arranged flowers in an antique milk jar. Pair this with a rustic bench, storage baskets, and a simple throw rug. If your style is posher, display a classic round bouquet in a crystal vase with an ornate mirror, buffet lamp, and vintage side table. Use this space to convey your style and personality — and that of your home.

Create Comfort Spaces

Fresh flowers aren't just for high-traffic areas in the home. Add them to unexpected, private areas where people go to relax and find comfort.
Bedrooms are a great place to include fragrant florals with aromatherapeutic properties. Some blooms to consider include:
  • Lavender
  • Jasmine
  • Roses
  • Freesia
  • Lilac
  • Hyacinth
  • Sweet peas
  • Honeysuckle
  • Eucalyptus
Less is more with these potent flowers. Adding small arrangements to bedside tables is a nice way to create a sense of calm and relaxation. This is a lovely touch for people hosting guests.
The bathroom is another place where fresh flower and live plant decor is appreciated — especially if there's a soaking tub. 

Use Unique Vessels

Don't limit your floral arrangements to traditional vases. Get creative and incorporate fun vessels that add to the design of the room. This is a chance to get whimsical and create unique pieces that pop.
Choose an artfully designed flower vase or pitcher in a diverse style, like art deco or ultra-modern. You can get everything from circular vases to ceramic casts of hands holding flowers
Those who love thrifting and DIY can use antiques and upcycled items as vessels — for example, old amber glass jars or a porcelain pitcher. Steel flower buckets, watering cans, and old wooden crates also capture a vintage feel.
Consider the room when choosing a vessel. Using old canisters, teapots, and cups along a window ledge or cut-through is a lovely way to display fresh-cut flowers in the kitchen. 
Terrariums and bell jars add a romantic, ethereal element to floral arrangements. They're also protective in areas with cold drafts or breezes, like tables near windows or doors. These vessels also look stunning when paired with candles or twinkle lights.
Visionaries can upgrade existing items to create a new, exciting way to display flowers. For example, drilling a hole into a statuette or creating a winter wreath alternative by hanging a pair of antique skates on the door with flowers tucked inside.
When it comes to inventing fun ways to display fresh flowers, the only limit is your imagination.

Add Dimension

Setting flowers on a table or surface is the most common way to display them. However, adding dimension can make a room seem larger and more welcoming.
Consider hanging your flowers from above to add height to your decor. Hang floral hoops or upcycle an old chandelier as your new flower display. For a simple yet stunning arrangement that makes a statement at events, use fishing line to hang individual flowers, creating the illusion that they're floating. 
For a more traditional approach, display your flowers in a tall floor planter or wall-mounted vases. 

Incorporate Live Pieces

Balance your cut flower obsession with living, blooming plants. There are several floral plants that thrive indoors. While they lack the versatility of floral arrangements, living flowers and greenery are a gorgeous addition to your decor.
Some of the best flowering indoor plants include:
  • Orchids
  • African violets
  • Peace lilies
  • Bromeliads
  • Lavender
  • Hoya
Using live flowers is ideal for those who have a limited budget for fresh-cut flowers and want to decorate more of their home with beautiful blooms. 

Use Preservation Techniques

The key to decorating with cut flowers is using preservation techniques to keep them fresh for as long as possible.
Start with basic vase maintenance. Empty the water, remove debris, and refill your vessels with fresh water every couple of days. As your flowers wilt, the droppings release bacteria into the water, expediting the decay process.
Purchase flower food or create your own using:
  • 1 liter of water
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of bleach
The sugar and lemon juice provides nutrients to your flowers while the small quantity of bleach helps deter bacteria growth without causing further harm.
Use these seven tips to revitalize your house with incredible fresh flower arrangements that wow guests and make your house a home.

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