Whether you have just moved into a new home, or just want to spice up the décor in your current home, adding beautiful flowers to your space is a great way to accomplish this.
When determining what types and colors to go in each room, it is best to take into consideration the type of theme you have in the space. Although there are no hard and fast rules to decorating with flowers, there are some things to keep in mind. Here are some answers to the questions you may have regarding floral decoration.
Q: Should I decorate with real flowers or fake flowers?
A: First, determine the location you are trying to plan for. If you are contemplating the types of flowers to use for your bedroom, you may be better off going the artificial route. Otherwise, if you can maintain the plants in other areas of your home, it is always nice to have real greenery with some colors throughout. Another place to consider artificial plants is in a space that does not receive natural light.
Q: Should I use single stems, or flowers that are put together in a bunch?
A: A sure-fire way to never go wrong with this aspect is to determine the amount of clutter you have in the space. If you want to place the flowers on a table that has other elements on it, use a single stem flower. For areas that are relatively plain or bare, use a bunch of flowers to offset the emptiness. This also draws attention to the flowers, so make sure you are using a relevant color to your home’s theme.
Q: What if I have allergies? Will I still be able to enjoy the beauty flowers can bring to a home?
A: Yes you can. Either you can choose to simply decorate with artificial flowers, or choose a type of flower that is not known to cause allergies. Flowers that are known to cause allergies include amarynth, chamomile, sunflowers, goldenrod, daisies and chrysanthemums. Some flowers that do not generally cause allergies include cactus, chenille, petunia, rose, salvia, tulip, daffodil and geranium.
Q: What kind of furniture goes best with which types of flowers?
A: Choose to place your flowers on top of a piece of furniture that has enough space. Do not try and squeeze the flowers in a place since that will only result in added clutter. The flowers should have an ample amount of space around the entire base.
Q: How do I figure out which colors best complement by furniture?
A: For flowers that have a rich, deep color, always place them on or around furniture that is also rich in color. Just make sure that the colors are not too similar, otherwise the beauty of the flowers will drown. Likewise, with bright flowers, place them on and around light and bright-colored furniture.
Q: How do I choose the right type of flower for a vase and the décor in the room?
A: Take a step back and look at the theme of your room. If you have bright and bold colors, use light and bright colors for your flower and vase. The flowers should be light and the vase should be bright or vice versa. Likewise for an earth tone theme; choose soft colored flowers and a neutral color vase.
Q: What type of color motif should I use to decorate my home with?
A: As a general rule, consider what season it is. Use earthy colors that are rich and bright during the fall season. These colors include yellow, rust, amber, burgundy and red. Use pastel and light colors for the spring and summer. These can include citrus, sky blue and pink. For the winter, keep it simple with white and silver.
Q: What are some of the most popular flowers to decorate with?
A: Popular flowers to use for decoration in your home include roses, sunflowers, geraniums, tulips, pansies and daffodils. These are typically used whether they are real or artificial.
Q: What are some unique flowers to use for my home?
A: Some unique options to use for your home décor include begonia, cherry blossoms, black thorn, Bachelor’s button, dewberries and Garden of the Snow.
- New England Wild Flower Society
- Flower Essence Society
- Massachusetts Horticultural Society
- Society of American Florists
- Crown Garden Club of Coronado
- The British Florist Association
- American Daffodil Society
- San Diego Floral Association