A favourite habit of all house-proud people is to regularly decorate their home with flowers. There is something just so charming and uplifting about a bunch of flowers that nobody who comes across them can resist sneaking in a whiff! Flowers bring so much simple joy and beauty with them; it comes as no surprise that they are a universally favoured form of home beautification.
Flower arrangements can play a significant role in setting the mood and complementing the theme of the room they are placed in. It may come as a surprise to you, but decorating your home with flowers doesn’t begin and end at buying a gorgeous bunch; there is actually quite a bit of thought and consideration that goes into the activity. Everything, from what colour of blooms to purchase to how many, from what kind of design to arrange them in to what type of container to use, has to be thought of. Here we discuss some fantastic tips and tricks for doing up your house with flowers!
Let’s begin with colour: how do you pick the right colour and shade of flowers for different rooms? If you want to make a statement and are looking to really jazz up a room, then you should go in for bright, bold and striking colours. Deep hues, like wine-red (roses) or striking combinations, like turquoise and purple (orchids), can create a very powerful statement. On the other hand, if you do not want the flowers to overpower the rest of the room, and would prefer a more subtle and classy approach to decoration, you should go in for softer shades. Pale pinks, peaches and other pastels will work well with almost any kind of décor and will add a sweet, soft touch to any room.
If you want a bit of both, or you really can’t make up your mind, nothing works half as well as a bunch of white blooms. White flowers have a dreamy, ethereal quality to them, yet at the same time they are strikingly stunning. The best part about using white flowers is that whether you get a small bouquet, a large bunch or even a solitary, striking bloom you just know that you’re going to add incomparable beauty to the room.
Picking a container can be tricky, especially if you’re particular about details. A crystal or glass vase is usually a popular choice, and also the most elegant, but if you don’t want the stems and the water to be visible, you can opt for an opaque container. Delicate china vases can look wonderful. For a more casual vibe, you can use odds and ends from around the house- big glasses, small buckets, baskets and so on. If you’re keen on crafts, purchase a simple container and do it up yourself with glitters, rhinestones, shells etc.- the possibilities are endless!
Make the most of the flowers you've got by prettying them up! True, flowers are so gorgeous on their own they don’t need any help in that department, but a little extra effort can really go a long way. Use a piece of lace or a ribbon in a colour that compliments your bouquet and tie a beautiful, big bow around the bunch.
Keep the flowers healthy so that they last and brighten up your home for longer. Change the water daily and add “flower food” or preservatives (easily purchased at any florist!) and clip the leaves regularly to keep the flowers healthy. Cut a bit of the stems at an angle at the bottom to facilitate better water and nutrient absorption.