Guest Post by Patricia Hall
Flower arrangements placed throughout the home create a fresh and welcoming focal
point each time one enters the room. Flowers have the power to lift ones spirits when the eyes are drawn to their beauty. A combination of browsing on line florists, enlisting the assistance of flower delivery and unleashing your creative design talents will assure a perfect decorators finishing touch with minimal effort.
Leave No Room Behind
Every room in the home will benefit from flower decor. The first room that typically comes to mind is the dining room; an attractive vase brimming with blooms to adorn the center of the table seems to be a requisite in every home. When presented with a surprise bouquet from a significant other or a dinner guest, this is often the chosen spot where the arrangement is relegated for display.
In taking the appeal of flower decor beyond the dining table, consider other rooms in the home that could be enlivened with colorful and unique arrangements. The welcoming vibe cast by flowers makes them a perfect addition to a guest room when overnight visitors arrive. For an unexpected decorative design, consider arranging the flowers in a vessel that compliments the guest room decor. For example, in a room that carries a seaside motif, arrange blooms in a large, upturned conch seashell.
For avid gourmet cooks who embrace spending time in their kitchens, a floral arrangement on the counter will inspire creativity as one conjures culinary delights. Arrange the flowers in an unexpected, kitchen-themed, container. Poking around in the recesses of the cabinets will unveil some perfect candidates, such as a honey pot for some daffodils and baby’s breath, a teapot for colorful English garden blooms, a white porcelain pitcher for vivacious pink dahlias or a galvanized jug for hydrangea blossoms.
The bathroom is not to be excluded from the benefits of flower power. This room is, after all, a space where beauty emerges from morning dressing routines, as well as a place to relax and unwind when basking in the jet spa tub. Muted hues in a bathroom are soothing. Consider arrangements of understated warm shades, such as pink, cream and peach, to adorn the vanity. An ideal container would bear a metallic finish that matches that of the fixtures throughout the room, such as the brushed nickel of the light fixture, shower door frame, doorknobs and switch plates.
If a finished laundry room includes a sunny window, an eye pleasing flower arrangement of cheery, sunny-colored blooms will temper the drudgery of laundry duty. Outdoor patios will come alive when galvanized containers or watering cans display sunflowers on the tables and deck steps.
Through the Seasons
When designing arrangements for the home, whether in a classic vase on the bedroom dresser or a grouping on the living room coffee and end tables, embrace the opportunity to celebrate the seasons. Welcome springtime with bright yellow daffodils and colorful tulips. Transition the arrangements with the summer solstice by swapping out those early blooms for lively daisies, bold sunflowers, bright dahlias and pretty peonies. As falls first cooling breezes arrive, showcase summers final hydrangeas along with chrysanthemums in autumnal shades of maroon, gold, orange and purple.
The arrival of winter’s equinox coincides with the winter holiday season. While one’s first thoughts drift toward traditional poinsettias, incorporate different blooms in the holiday red and white combination. For example, an arrangement of roses and carnations in festive crimson and snowy white make a yuletide statement that is a refreshing change from the poinsettias. Likewise, autumn arrangements need not be limited to mums; select gerbera daisies, carnations, roses and lilies in a variety of fall colors. Enhance holiday arrangements by adding decorative picks, pinecones and ornaments to the mix. During the barren gray months of winter, enliven your living space with arrangements of brightly colored roses to chase away the bleak weather blues.
Alive and colorful, flowers inspire a zest for life. Take advantage of the benefits of on line florists and flower delivery to put a smile on the face of your day by decorating with beautiful and creative flower arrangements for every room in the home the whole year through.
About the Author
Patricia Hall works part-time for Serenata Flowers UK an online florist and loves to surround herself with flowers at any given point of time. Even in her free time she loves to involve herself with everything flora and fauna.
‘To me there is nothing more beautiful and global as the language of flowers – it is the easiest to understand all around the world in the same way. That is one reason why I truly admire flowers for what they represent in some ways – unity of all mankind!’