Flowers are the perfect addition to almost every room in the home. They can brighten a dull living room, add extra freshness to the bathroom and even bring elegance to the bedroom. If you’re looking for a quick decorative element to add, flowers are the answer.
From daisies that add a pop of color to a bouquet that can incorporate many styles at once, you can easily incorporate flowers in unique ways. Fresh flowers are a good choice, but quality faux flowers will give you a look that will last. Here are some ideas of how you can decorate the house with flowers.
Decorative Flower Choices
When it comes to decorating with flowers, the choices seem to be endless. If you’re choosing from real flowers, your choices are limited to what’s in season. Some homeowners choose to use flowers that they have grown directly in their yard. Regardless if you choose real or faux, here are some styles that work great in any interior.
- Gerber Daises
- Spray Roses
Real Or Artificial Flowers
When considering decorating your home with flowers, you’ll likely have to decide between real or faux flowers. Many choose to do a combination of both depending on the project. If you’re working on flower wall art or a permanent decorative piece, faux flowers will work best. But if you’re freshening up a room, real flowers are your answer. Here are a few things to consider:
Real flowers bring warmth and life to any space. Often, they help a room to smell better and can add a touch of sophistication. Though they may not have a long lifespan, these can easily change seasonally, making it a great choice for versatile table décor.
If your adding real flowers, be sure that they are safe to have and out of reach for any pets or children in the home. Flowers like daffodils and lilies can be deadly to pets. If you must have these flowers in your home, keep them away from any small hands or paws.
Quality faux flowers can be a great alternative for homeowners who are looking for a low-maintenance floral option. However, some homeowners shy away from artificial flowers because of how unrealistic they may look. But certain types of faux flowers can bode well for interior projects. Or, embrace the faux look by finding floral designs with unique patterns and textures.
Flower Wall Decor
If you’re looking for a new DIY project, flower wall décor is a perfect way to dress up your space. Since you’ll want your wall art to last, utilize artificial flowers. I love the look of a faux flower mobile or wreath, which is becoming more popular. Or, you can create a paper flower decorative piece, with many items you may already have.
Flower Table Decorations
To compliment your kitchen or dining room table décor, a centerpiece is necessary. While traditionally, vases full of flowers have been the norm, latest trends show homeowners are looking to other objects to hold their flowers, such as pitchers or old soda bottles. Additionally, popular flower table décorincludes floral centerpiece wreaths that lay flat. Of these options, most of these include fresh flowers, but a realistic faux flower can save you time and money on your flower table décor.
Decoration With Candles & Flowers
Candles make a great accent to your flower décor. However, flowers are flammable. So be sure to practice proper fire safety when using candles near flowers. Never place a candle directly underneath a flower or near it.
One way to get creative safely with candles and flowers is to find a clear vase and fill it with water. Submerge the flower, real or fake, into the vase. Then, you can light a floating candle on top. This is a safe way to combine these elements while making a stunning piece for your home décor.
Decorative Vase With Flowers
The simplest way to decorate your home with flowers is by filling a vase with a beautiful bouquet. The vase you choose should complement the look of your flowers, so make sure to find one that matches well. Use a large decorative vase to make a statement while smaller vases are great for kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms.
When arranging your bouquet in a vase, you’ll first want to consider the size of the vase. The flowers should be arranged at different lengths to fit the size and shape. Here are some other helpful flower arranging tips:
- Work in odd numbers.
- Start with the foliage before larger flowers.
- Don’t just stick flowers straight into the vase, work in a circle.
- Remove any leaves that might touch the water.
- Change the water every three days.