A simple and easy way to add color and life to your home is by using live flowers as home decorations. I just love decorating my home with flowers. They look good for any season!
Of course, there are floral arrangements that you can pick up from a florist’s shop and bring home. You’ll surely enjoy them! Pretty and elegant, these floral compositions will definitely look good in your home. But these live flowers would have you spending a few bucks.
However, you can do it the cheap way. And you don’t have to learn encyclopedic skills to create your own live floral decorations. You don’t even have to be a florist to come up with stunning floral arrangements to use in your home.
What’s great with flowers is that you can use them in so many interesting ways. Let me give you some of the easiest and most wonderful ways to decorate your home with flowers!
#1 Consider flowers as works of art
Bring out the inner artist in you. Imagine yourself as a painter, creating your obra maestra with flowers as your medium. You can re-create Pablo Picasso’s painting, “Flowers”, using real flowers placed on a vase and encased in a wooden frame. You can even pick fresh flowers in your garden and place them in a glass cloche, as if it’s a centerpiece in a display.
#2 Flowers around your home
It’s not uncommon to see flowers (live, synthetic or painting) in living rooms or dining rooms. But you can always add plants around other rooms in your home.
Place a long-stemmed red rose in a long-necked vase in the bathroom just close the mirror. You can also place a bouquet of flowers in the kitchen. Flowers can make these areas look more welcoming plus the fragrant scent makes it more calming.
#3 Try more creative containers
Please don’t get me wrong. I know vases look pretty, elegant, and all but you don’t have to stick to this cliché. Using quirky containers such as candleholders, glass mugs, or teacups for short-stemmed blooms is definitely a hit! For individual stemmed flowers, you can instead use discarded but classic-looking wine bottles. By using containers other than the standard ones, you can create unique arrangements, instead of the traditional bouquets that vases are designed for.
#4 Fill up dull spaces with plants
No home is too small that it doesn’t have empty spaces. Small potted succulents work great as bookends. On empty bookshelves, you can put in potted flowers. You can even dedicate a flower shelf. Using the dull spaces in your home is an easy and excellent way to introduce greens!
#5 Go high
If you have limited floor area, you can always use the ceiling or the walls! Create shelves or wall baskets where you can put flowers and other potted plants. From the ceiling you can put a peg where you can hang planters. There are a lot of designs for planters and baskets that you can choose from. Aerial plants are also varied and they are easier to grow too!
#6 Fill your home
Perhaps, the best way to use flowers for home decoration is to turn your entire home into a mini-greenhouse, a collection of flowers! Well, this may sound difficult but actually it’s not. You just have to start with one corner. Fill it up with different potted flowers. Invest some of your time in collecting flowers. Just one piece of potted flower every week and soon you will see an array of flowers growing inside your home.
#7 Flowers to enhance detail
You can highlight your home’s existing décor with flowers. You can create flower garlands and drape it over a wall painting. You can also place a bouquet of flower on a classic, wooden dining set. Some flowers are really perfect for enhancing certain details of your home. Make the most out of them!
#8 It doesn’t have to be fresh
Sure, live flowers are the best but if you are someone who doesn’t have the luxury of time to take care of live flowers, you can make the most of the pressed or dried flowers. The synthetic (plastic or cloth) flowers also look good but I personally don’t like them. Pressed flowers when arranged properly can still bring in color and life to your home. Some use dried flowers along with fresh flowers to add detail and variety. You can personalize your floral compositions every now and then.
#9 Unleash your DIY skills
Look around your home and find whatever items you can use for your floral compositions. Maybe you have old vases that you can use for your next floral arrangement, or you might have some old home furnishings that can be used as detailing. You can repaint your potted plants with new colors. You can also reinvent your flowers such as re-arranging them or mixing them up together. With some creativity and DIY skills, you can definitely re-create and give your flowers a fresh new look!
#10 Flowers as the centerpiece
Some use flowers as mere detailing or side note. But they are just very pretty to be left in the corner. Floral arrangements deserve to be the center of attraction. And this is a clever way to use them for your everyday home decoration. You can display them at the center of your living room or in your dining table. You can never go wrong if you use flowers as centerpiece. For sure, it will enhance your home interior!
Flowers seem to help lighten the mood inside the home. I don’t know how they can magically turn a bad day better. It seems that floral arrangement brings a sense of life and happiness, plus its sweet fragrance sends off a calming effect. So here are 10 great ways on how to use flowers to decorate your home. Now it’s your time to turn these tips into reality. Don’t be afraid to rely on your own creativity.