Decorating a home requires much more than simply painting the rooms and bringing in furniture. The house becomes a home with proper care and nurturing. You need to remind yourself every day that it is your home and you alone can make it the best place on earth.
When it comes to decorating homes, people try different things. You bring in furniture of a particular style and paint the room with the chosen colour(s). You then go on and decorate the walls of each room to give it the homely feeling you are looking for. Flowers are an important accessory and play a very important part in decoration your home. You can use fresh flowers or you can choose artificial ones. Fresh flowers require changing every day or every few days.
The choice of flowers is completely up to you. However, you need to remember that there are a few things that you will need to consider when you buy them.
The first thing you need to do is educate yourself in the art of Greenery & Floral Arrangements. There are a variety of flowers available and you can choose any flowers that you want. Each flower comes in a variety of colours. If you plan on buying artificial flowers, make sure that the ones you are buying look real. Artificial flowers that look fake as soon as you look at them do not make the house look beautiful.
You have obviously decorated your house in a certain style. When you think of adding a flower arrangement, make sure that it goes with the current home décor theme. If you have used a traditional classic setting, you need to buy traditional classic flowers. These include roses, lilies or chrysanthemums.
If you have chosen a contemporary setting, choose flowers that are bold and can make a statement easily, Orchids and calla lilies are good choices. Peonies, gardenias and roses are popular choices for a romantic setting. The type of flower arrangement you choose also depends on your choice. You can choose a flat arrangement or you can choose tall vases and place the flowers in them.
With the change in season, the temperature and our clothing is not the only thing that changes. The variety and types of flowers available also change with the season. Each season brings its own element and makes these flowers look beautiful.
Daffodils and tulips are seen often during the spring and are replaced by dahlias and sunflowers during the summers. Chrysanthemums look beautiful during autumn with their bold, bright colours. Holy and ivy when paired with Amaryllis make the winter seem cosy and look beautiful.
If you know the art of drying flowers and you are aware of the types of plants that can be dried, then you can use real flowers and dry them. Dry arrangements can be sprayed and used for decorating cards, photo albums, and even lampshades. You can also use them as centrepieces on your dining table.
Flowers are important for home decoration. Try not to overpower the entire house with flowers. A nice centre piece on the console in the foyer can make your simple home look welcoming and inviting to the person who enters and one on the dining table can make a simple dinner look like a restaurant meal.
Monica Haubert enjoys gardening and has a gift of using Greenery & Floral Arrangements to make the home look beautiful.
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