Use flowers as the focus of your home décor.
Featured in Spring 2023
You don’t necessarily have to be outside to enjoy all the beautiful flowers in bloom. The trick is learning to use floral arrangements that complement and enhance your home décor. Flowers can elevate a home’s aesthetic by adding an extra level of detail to your design. And integrating flowers into your home can be one of the easiest things to do.
The first thing to consider when decorating with flowers is where to put them. The best place to use them in a home is where they will make the biggest impact. Homes today usually have a big area where you can integrate flowers into, like the entryway, dining area or kitchen.
A home with flowers in the entryway gives visitors a welcoming feel. Choose size over quantity to make sure your arrangement has a strong presence. You can make an impact with one big signature piece. People might not remember the little arrangements throughout the house, but they will remember that one big statement piece.
Another way to make an impact with your arrangements, is through the thoughtful use of color. For flowers to appear most natural in your home, choose colors that coordinate with the décor, but don’t worry about finding an exact color match. One option is to coordinate colors by choosing a monochromatic arrangement. That gives you the ability to play with bright colors even without worrying too much about the blooms clashing with one another or your home’s color scheme.
A popular trend in floral design right now is homegrown flowers—either alone or by mixing homegrown flowers with professionally grown flowers. Thanks in part to websites like Pinterest, the do-it-yourself look is all the rage. Feel free to play around with your flowers to make custom arrangements that fit your spaces. Don’t be afraid to mix homegrown flowers with the professionally grown flowers you purchase. Try different sizes, shapes, textures, and colors to achieve a look you like and works in your home.
Mix and Match
You can also mix in permanent flowers with fresh flowers to add a completely different dimension to your arrangements. Permanent, or fake, flowers are really, well-made these days, and sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish them from fresh flowers. Although silk is a popular material for permanent flowers, you should shop around for the materials you think looks the most realistic and appeals to your tastes. Permanent flowers can also be used in less impactful areas of your home to add some color, like a bedroom or bathroom.
Flowers should always add beauty to your room and not look like they are being used to cover up something. To make sure permanent flowers give the illusion of realism, be cautious of unnatural colors. Instead, use colors that are native to their fresh counterparts. And while permanent options add flexibility to the flower types available for use, it’s best to use what’s in season and in nature. This will give you the best, most natural-looking arrangements for your home.