Flowers are one of the best ways to decorate a home, bring the outdoors in, and simply make any room or space look spectacular. They come in a wide range of different colors, shapes, and sizes, and can fill your home with a pleasant scent that is never too overpowering or strong.
Whether you get them from a local shop, or with same day flower delivery, they can be a stunning addition to any mantle, table, desk, or shelf. While a single bouquet can be put into a vase and display, part of the fun with flowers is making some stunning arrangements.
You can buy different arrangements that feature different flowers, but you can also make your own. With that in mind, this article is going to go over six tips for creating beautiful DIY floral arrangements that are sure to turn heads. Use Bright and Cheerful Colors
If you want to make your home feel like an oasis, one of the best options for your arrangements are ones that feature bright and cheerful colors. Yellows, oranges, pinks, blues and other bright colors are the perfect addition to a space that needs some cheering up. This can make any home look like a more positive and happy space, with only a simple few flowers.
These colors can draw the attention of anyone who enters the home, and is sure to put a smile on their face. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors either. While not all colors will work perfectly together, and some may clash, plenty of different color combos can look stunning. Of course, be sure that any colors you choose for flowers will go well with the decor and wall color in the room where they will reside.
Utilize Dried Flowers
While using fresh flowers is arguably the most popular way to decorate a home with flowers, it isn’t the only one. In fact, more and more people are beginning to see the benefits and beauty of dried flowers. There are many ways to incorporate dried flowers into your home, and ensure it looks incredible.
You can put them on shelves, make some potpourri, add some traditional bouquets, use them in a large floor planter, or even put them in a frame to display them to the world.
Also, dried flowers and plants can often last much longer than fresh flowers, and don’t need to be changed out quite as much. If you are looking for a more rustic and subtle look in your home, or like the pale and muted colors of many dried plants and flowers, be sure to consider them as an option.
Create Arrangements Based on Flower Meanings
Another option is to arrange based on flower meanings. Every flower has a hidden meaning or type of symbolism behind it. Some may symbolize happiness, some passion, some sorrow, and some pride. Creating an arrangement that features a number of flowers with similar meanings can be a fun exercise, and can leave you with some stunning and unique arrangements.
Flower meanings are also very important to keep in mind if you are creating an arrangement for someone else as a gift. The last thing you want is for your message or meaning to be misconstrued if you send the wrong flowers. For example, a bunch of red roses are a sign of passion, love and romance, so this isn’t an arrangement you want to send to a friend or coworker, in most cases.
Mix and Match the Sizes and Shapes
When choosing flowers, many people might feel the need to only use flowers that are similarly sized and shaped. However, this doesn’t need to be the case. There is nothing wrong with mixing tall flowers with short ones, and larger blooms with smaller and more subtle ones. In fact, this contrast can actually look quite nice and very interesting to the eye.
There are many strategies you can use when mixing and matching, you can alternate from one size to another, have a tiered approach, or layer the flowers. Of course, if you’d rather just assort the flowers in the arrangement randomly, that can still look good, too. As long as you have the space, there is no problem with having a unique mixed arrangement on display.
Use Wildflowers and Greenery
If you prefer your arrangements to be a little more interesting and eclectic, consider using wildflowers and greenery. These can often produce very “full” arrangements, with bursts of colors and interesting shapes in them. They can easily brighten up any space, and look particularly good outside or in areas that get a lot of natural light.
There are many different options both in terms of what greenery to use and which flowers to use, so take your time to decide which is right. These wildflower arrangements are also becoming much more popular at weddings and other similar celebrations, too.
Think About Your Container
While not as important as the flowers themselves, the container, vase or basket that you display your arrangement in will also play a crucial role in how it looks. The right container can elevate an already-great arrangement to new heights, and can help provide some excitement and uniqueness to an arrangement that is a little plain or boring. On the other hand, even the best-looking arrangement can be brought down by a subpar container.
Your home is likely full of suitable ways to display flowers, but if not, there are plenty of affordable options out there that can look stunning with any decor. While many people will keep it traditional, there is essentially no limit to the different ways you can display a flower arrangement. You can put it in a mason jar, an old coffee can, an antique bowl, a wicker basket, or anything in between.
In conclusion, we hope this article has been able to help you learn a little about some amazing DIY flower arrangements to help your home look spectacular.