Fresh flowers add beauty and cheer to any room of your home, and incorporating them into everyday home décor is easy. The secrets of how to decorate using flowers aren’t known just by florists. Anyone can accomplish decorating magic with a pretty bouquet or arrangement.
Incorporating Flowers into Classic Living Spaces
The classic way to incorporate fresh flowers into dining room décor is to use them as a centerpiece on the dining room table. If the existing décor is modern and sophisticated, a tall glass vase with a few calla lilies makes an ideal focal point. A rustic country dining room can be enhanced with a bundle of dahlias. For a truly unique look, make a flower order from your local florist for a dozen loose white tulips or roses, then separate them into six separate bright blue glass bottles to create a line or grouping on your table.
Enhancing Smaller Rooms with Flowers
Because flowers in the kitchen may encounter blasts of warm air from an oven or stove, the key to great-looking flowers in this room is durability. Choose long-lived flowers that can hold up to anything, such as carnations, for this room of the home. A glass vase may be at risk of accidental breakage in the often-used kitchen, so place flowers in a plastic or metal vase instead.
Most people don’t consider putting fresh flowers in the bathroom, but this can be one of the rooms that can benefit most from a pretty bouquet. Because the bathroom tends to be a small room, opt for a small arrangement of miniature flowers, such as miniature roses and grape hyacinth. These can be set into a small jar or colorful ceramic vase and placed on the counter near the sink or atop a bathroom hutch where linens are stored. Alternately, an arrangement of exotic flowers, such as orchids or bird-of-paradise flowers, can add an exciting touch to your bathroom décor.
In addition to the indoor areas of your home, outdoor living spaces can also benefit from fresh flowers. The key to using fresh flowers for decorating outside is to choose looser arrangements and more casual containers. A bouquet of spring tulips in an antique watering can or stoneware vase can work wonders on a porch or deck. Flowers don’t have to be cut to make a great arrangement, either. A planter of fresh blooming flowers set at the entryway to a home makes a grand impression for guests coming to visit.