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A Feel For Flowers

February 14, 2012 by  
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Floral Decorating in Your Home

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, when thoughts tend towards love, chocolate and … flowers, flowers, flowers! Flowers are always a wonderful gift, whether you give them to someone else or purchase them for yourself. For a special touch of style and flair, why not treat yourself and add a spritz of color and nature to your living space?

There are a number of ways to decorate your home with flowers. First of all, they definitely do not have to be fresh to be enjoyed. While dried flower arrangements aren’t quite as popular today, the quality of silk flowers has improved so dramatically, that they can pass for the real thing and last much longer … and they’re perfect for those with allergies!

Vases. You may not wish to store oodles of vases, but you can easily use what you have (your own small drinking glasses, for example), and add to your collection over time. A popular use of vases is ingroupings, large and small. Consider a grouping of vases on window sills, counters, shelves, mantels, or on any table in any room to provide a bright splash of cheer. If you have them, use some of your own garden flowers in small vases. We tend to overlook the smallest flowers, but they add such a delicate  touch in tiny vases.  If you grow or buy VERY long-stemmed flowers, like gladiolas, for instance, they can be placed in either table or floor vases. Don’t overlook the use of tall floor vases.

Wall Sconces. Another fun way to use flowers is in wall sconces. We all have a couple of spots on our walls that we just can’t figure out how to fill. Wall sconces are made of several materials, but you’ll usually find them in lightweight metal, and they are typically in neutral brown tones to go with any decor. You will find a multitude of shapes and designs to please any taste, and you can certainly paint them to match your own color scheme.

Wall Art.  Don’t hesitate to use wall art to add that brilliant splash of floral color to your home. Floral prints NEVER go out of fashion.  Chances are you already have a few adorning your walls!  If you wish to preserve your favorite, once-fresh flowers, you can find helpful instructions on-line for pressing and preserving them.  Why not get creative?  Place your pressed flowers in a frame and make your own floral wall art.

Odds are you may have or can find endless ideas for decorating your home with flowers.  May your imagination blossom!


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