Flower & business design insights, inspiration, and advise for the modern day florist (or wannabe florist).
If you are looking to add a little design interest to your home but are not too keen on adding more furniture or accessorizing with manmade ornaments, you should consider bringing a little of the natural world inside the home.
Naturalize your interiors
Flowers and plants not only add visual interest to a room, they can actually make your living environment healthier. They act as a natural filter, taking out harmful chemicals that can linger in the atmosphere and purifying the air. Their fragrance acts as a natural room freshener, so there is no need to buy aerosols, and their multiple textures and colors can stop a minimalist room from looking too sterile.
How to use flowers indoors
There are a variety of greenleaf plants that are perfect for keeping indoors, such as ferns, but as beautiful as they are, they lack impactful color. This is where flowers come into the picture. Cut flowers can be displayed in a variety of ways. The usual vessel is, of course, a vase, but the choice is whether to have a clear glass vase or an opaque ceramic one. Alternatives to vases include empty jelly jars, food cans with the labels taken off, water jugs, and small goldfish bowls.
Prime locations for flowers in vases include the center of a dining or coffee table, a mantelpiece, or side table. Some flower displays are best shown off by being thrown into relief, so consider placing them in front of a blank wall or against a window that has plantation shutters fitted to the frames. In such a position, the flowers will not only look good from the inside when the shutters are shut, but also from the outside when they are open.
Flower arranging is an art
Simply sticking cut flowers in a vase is not enough to show them off in all their grandeur. There is an art to arranging flowers, but fortunately, it is an art that can be learned in classes, such as those run by Allure Floral Design. Here, you can learn how to choose flowers with colors that complement rather than clash with one another, create displays that suit the mood you are trying to achieve, and how to coordinate them with your home’s color scheme.
Color coordinated flower displays
For example, if your kitchen cabinets are made of dark colored woods, then you might want to lighten the color scheme by creating a display of white flowers backed by green foliage. If your bedroom is predominantly white or similarly light colored, opt for rich and dark-colored flowers, such as reds or purples, to stand out from the background. If you just want to add color without making such a colorful impact, try just assembling green foliage. This can warm up a minimalist interior without adding too much color.
Flowers are a perfect and natural way to add color to your home, and because they have a limited life, you can change your style every few weeks to suit your current tastes and mood.