A flower, aside from a diamond, is considered a girl’s best friend. Usually, flowers are used in different events like weddings, birthdays, funerals, parties and festivals. More often, flowers require beautiful arrangement for attraction and presentation.
Flowers are also seen inside households. While there are a lot of top and trusted florists, some still prefer to make their own flower arrangement for their home. They prefer the do-it-yourself method for personal customization. Listed below are the six steps that you should follow in order to decorate your house in the most creative way:
1. Adjust To The Style of The Room –
First and foremost, you have to examine a certain room. If your bedroom is styled in an urban way, going for red roses is better. If your room has the summer vibe, then filling it with a bunch of sunflowers would be a great idea. Don’t just put your flower arrangements anywhere inside your house. Think of an action plan and see if it fits a certain room and space.
2. Think of A Color Combination –
When we say color combination, there should not be only one color. There must be set of colors that fit and look well together. You could actually follow the color wheel that is often used by many and apply it in your flower arrangement:
- Secondary Colors – this includes the colors Purple, Green and Orange. With that, you can try mixing a Lavender with green leaves. You may also go for Orange Sunflowers and mix it with Purple Flowers.
- Tertiary Colors – this is where primary and secondary colors are combined. You can follow this by combining Red Roses and Yellow Tulips. You can also mix Calla Lilies with Bellflowers.
- Monochromatic – this is where you can use a single color with different tones and shades. All you have to do is choose a specific color and hoard all of its flower types. If you choose red, you can mix Roses, Gerbera Daisy, Dianthus, Dahlia, and many more. The same goes for other color types.
3. Avoid Colored Vases –
As much as possible, avoid colored vases! While some prefer to go all out, you still need to consider the whole look of your flower arrangement. You don’t want your vase to outdo your flowers. The focus should still be on the flowers, not on the vase. By considering a white or a clear glass vase, you are then allowing your flowers to stand out. There are two simple kinds of glass vases that would suit your colorful flowers. If you are curious on what kind of vase to buy, see the list below:
- Bud Vase – this kind of vase is perfect in holding a single or two flowers. This is usually used in living rooms and bedroom side tables.
- Cylindrical Glass Vase – this gives the modern and contemporary look for your flower arrangement. Cylindrical glass vases also has a lot of space which is great for those who prefers to make a big flower arrangement.
4. Flower Arrangement Hack: Mix Plastic with Real Flowers
Yes! It’s okay to mix fake with real flowers. If you don’t have enough real flowers, following this hack is a great idea. You do not only get to make your flower arrangement look huge, you also get to prolong the longevity of the flowers because they’re just plastic and they won’t rot. Even if the real ones get withered, at least you could retain the plastic ones. This is definitely a trick that must be followed by flower lovers!
5. Adjust To The Season
If you are the type who keeps on changing the flower arrangements at home, then you better follow this advice. It is important to consider the season because your flower may not last long even if you put enough water inside the vase. A type of flower would last and look good if you apply them to the right season especially if you are using authentic ones. Listed below are the corresponding seasons of the most used flowers for your reference:
- Spring – Agapanthus, Apple blossom, Bird of Paradise, Brodea, Calla lily, Cherry Blossom, Corn flower, Dahlia, Hollyhock, Hyacinth, Larkspur, Casa Blanca Lily, Gloriosa Lily, Stargazer, Lilac, Lisianthus, Narcissus, Orchid, Peony, Phlox, Poppy, Rose, Seeded Eucalyptus, Solidago, Statice, Stephanotis, Stock, Sweet Pea, Tulip, Wax flower, Zinnia.
- Summer – Alchemilla, Allium, Alstromeria, Amaranthus, Baby’s Breath , Bird of Paradise, Calla lily, Campanula, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Freesia, Gardenia, Genista, Ginger, Gladiolus, Heather, Hydrangea, Hypericum, Iris, Lilac, Casa Blanca Lily, Gloriosa Lily, Star Gazer, Lisianthus.
- Fall – Acashia, Alstromeria, Amaryllis, Carnation, Chrysanthemums, Cyclamen, Evergreens, Gerbera Daisy, Ginger, Helleborus, Holly berry, Orchid, Pansy, Pepperberry, Phlox, Protea, Queen Ann’s Lace, Roses, Star of Bethlehem, Statice.
- Winter – African Violet Plants, Cyclamen, Moth Orchid, Amaryllis Flower, Flowering Maple, Poinsettia Plants, Cape Primrose, Glory of the Snow, Primrose Flower, Christmas Cactus Plant, Jasmine Plant, Snowdrop Flower, Christmas Rose, Kaffir Lily, Squill, Coralberry, Kalanchoe Plant, Winter Aconite, Crocus in the Snow, Lady Slipper Orchids, Witch Hazel.
6. Hang Your Flowers Above
It may seem odd and weird to some, but hanging your flowers above your ceiling actually looks good. Although plastic flowers are more applicable for this idea. You can try hanging your plastic flowers on all sides of your ceiling to trace and set the mood of the room. This is actually not a new idea to some as this is a tradition during Christmas season where people surround their house ceilings with Christmas decorations including Poinsettia flowers. This is also done during weddings.
Being creative doesn’t always mean exaggerating things. Creativity comes when you know how to set your priorities. There’s no right or wrong rule in flower arrangements, but it is still best to listen, read and research about it for you to be able to gain more ideas, knowledge and insights. Decorating your house with flowers doesn’t have to be complicated, you should just believe in your thoughts and instincts to fully utilize everything and make something extraordinary out of the ordinary. Lastly, be playful but don’t overdo!
Author Bio: Mark Aldrin Hipolito is a writer for Fleur de Flo, an Australian business that offers new form of artistically creative flower arrangements. Mark helps in raising awareness and giving information about the hacks and techniques that may be used in flower arrangements.