Flowers have always played an integral role in both traditional and modern interior design, aside from houseplants. They showcase natural beauty, promote a positive mood, and symbolize and evoke a wide array of feelings and thoughts for people who see them. Inspire your family and make your home more beautiful and comfortable by using flowers for your home décor.
In this article, you’ll learn the best ways to use flowers for your home décor.
1. Hanging Flower Basket
Flowers are packed with symbolism, defining the beauty of flora and its benefits to the fauna. So why not make a hanging flower basket a focal point of your patio or living room? Such gorgeous home décor is appealing to the eyes.
Choose the best flowers for your hanging basket that are available in-season in your area, such as the following:
- Lilies: Have you received calla lilies as flower bouquet gift? You can make a DIY hanging flower basket décor out of these lovely flowers and keep them away from children and pets to avoid contact with its toxins and beautify your home at the same time.
- Petunia: These colorful flowers bring happiness and hope in a boring and dull corner. You can hang a basket of petunia flowers in your patio or anywhere the house, near the window, since they love the sun and they’re easy to maintain, needing occasional watering.
- Impatiens: These beautiful blossoms are perfect for an indoor hanging basket, available in reds, pinks, purples, yellows and whites. Only minimal care is needed.
- Sweet Alyssum: Fill an empty living space with sweet alyssum, leaving a sweet fragrance to brighten the mood.
2. Traditional Vase Flower Arrangement
Can you still remember when your mom or grandma used to arrange beautiful yard-picked flowers in a vase? Traditional vase flower arrangements are timeless additions to home décors, making any room vibrant, fresh, and captivating.
While plastic flowers have become so realistic now, the scent of fresh flowers can’t be replicated. Just imagine the ambiance of tropical or summer tones dancing beneath your nose. The experience is priceless, making you reminisce your best childhood memories in the countryside.
3. Flower Wreath
A flower wreath is a masterpiece of meticulously chosen fresh or repurposed flowers from a handed flower bouquet gift. Use your creativity and resourcefulness, showcasing your interior decorating skills using your favorite blossoms.
4. One-piece Flower In a Vase Or Standalone
You probably have seen narrow, long-neck flower vases online or in home-improvement stores. They are perfect vessels for one-piece flower or standalone flower décors. Here are some examples of flowers you can use in one-piece or standalone flower arrangements:
- Rose: A single red rose in a clear long-neck flower vase is perfect for your bedroom or bathroom.
- Tulip: A single tulip placed above a book, home office, or coffee table adds a gentle touch to your busy living areas.
- Sunflower: Sunflowers bring sunny feeling and life disposition. Accessorize your green houseplants by adding a single-piece sunflower.
- Dahlia: Create a peaceful environment by adding one-piece dahlias on top of your vanity cabinet in your master bedroom.
5. Dried Flowers As Art Pieces
Create an art piece using dried flowers out of those bouquets given to you on Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, anniversaries, or any special occasion. Preserving flowers is easy.
Here are the methods you can use to dry flowers:
- Air Dry Method: You can hang flowers upside down in a dark, well-ventilated area. Avoid sunlight exposure to avoid the petal color from fading. Make sure that the area is dry and leave them there for two to three weeks. After drying, protect the dried flowers by spraying them with unscented hairspray.
- Press Method: You can use a flower press or old books for gladiolus, borage, California poppies, cosmos, larkspur, delphiniums, hibiscus, geraniums, coreopsis, and Queen Anne’s Lace.
- Silica Gel Method: Silica gels are available in craft stores. This method of preserving flowers is suitable for roses, pansies, daisies, larkspur, peonies, carnations, zinnias, sunflowers, bachelor buttons, and geraniums. This method involves gently pouring silica gel over the blossoms until they’re covered by about an inch of silica gel, set aside for three to five days.
Flowers can be used as part of your overall home décor. They make any room lively, airy, and light. You can create a hanging flower basket out of your flower gifts. Also, you can opt to decorate your home with traditional vase flower arrangements. Create DIY home décor using flower vases, baskets, boxes, planters, and other flower containers you can think of, giving you endless flower arrangement possibilities.