Do you ever get bored of certain rooms in your house and think, “How can I change up the feeling of this room, quickly? Aha! Add flowers!” Flowers are a really quick, easy, and wallet-friendly way to add a little style to any room. They can add a pop of color to an otherwise muted room or serve as a bright, cheery focal point. Some of the most beautiful florals are just a quick trip to the market away!
Especially now that it is supposed to be spring…Wouldn’t your morning be brighter if you could wake up with this sweet arrangement of white snapdragons beside the bed? (It would also help if your interior designer was Ruthie Sommers, but we’re taking baby steps here).
You can use a brightly colored arrangement as a accent, like Tobi Fairley does below. The best part is, when you are sick of it, you just toss them!
In the spring, try groups of tall flowering branches from cherry trees, forsythia, quince or pussy willows.
Flowers can be used to brighten up small corners of the house, such as the hydrangeas in this glam bathroom by Ashley Goforth Design.
If flowers aren’t for you, greens or plants are wonderful (and longer lasting) alternatives.
Florist arrangements can get pricey, but when going the supermarket route, stay away from “pre-fab” arrangements. Its better to mix and match on your own using the color, size of blooms, and height as your guides. Or you can buy several bunches of one type of flower to make a full, lush arrangement. Here’s some tips:
My favorite flower arranging tutorials come from Martha Stewart:
- Everyday Flower Arrangements
- Martha’s Flower Arranging Secrets
- Center Piece Arrangements by SaveOnCrafts.com