A perfect atmosphere, spiced up with flowers adds life to a room. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a floral designer to have a home that is alive with colorful, trendy and inventive arrangements. You can inculcate creativity, personality and your very own signature style by simply doing it yourself.
Flowers practically bring a dull room to life. They are bound to affect a dramatic decorative change to any room in your home. Whether artificial or fresh, beautiful, well arranged flowers often impart a lasting look. To create a gentle mood, fresh flowers often do the trick. How do they do this?
Scientific research has shown that natural elements, whether beautiful flowers or any type of plant, can positively affect the mental and emotional state of a person. The scent and sight of fresh flowers helps not only in enhancing your décor with delightful color and fragrance; but they also lift your spirits leading to less stress and a reduction in negative emotions.
- Choose colors that will achieve the desired effect
Blue and purple relax the mind; white prompts emotional calming as well as serenity; red helps boost energy levels and yellow stimulates the mind and aids concentration.
- The Lounge/Sitting Room
Place a few long, narrow elegant vases on the windowsill and fill them with flowers. This will work not only as a decoration but also as a window treatment. Do not forget to remove all the leaves that will fall below the waterline. Cut the stems at an angle so water can be absorbed.
- In the kitchen
Avoid too many flowers here. Simply fill up a vase with uncooked spaghetti and add flowers. Place a combination of sun-loving plants such as primroses or African violets on the windowsill. Keep the kitchen as simple as you can.
- In the Bathroom
Place a few stems or fresh flowers or a fragrant bouquet in the bathroom to act as air fresheners. If you have a loved one, spoil him or her with floating rose petals in the bath tub. Feel free to explore new ideas here.
- In the dining room
Choose flowers for your dining room that will complement your dishes. For an elegant table decoration, a series of crystal clear vases with flowers in twos or threes and surrounded by hints of greenery complement the décor and the mood.
Create a focal point at the center of the dining table by using a cheerful flower arrangement that features lilies, daisies and roses.
- In the Bedroom
Avoid making your bedroom an ‘organized flower jungle’. Deliciously fragrant flowers such as lilac, lilies and tea roses on a bedside stand make every morning air worthwhile. A lovely vase with a cluster of flowers beside a guest’s bedside table is welcoming and heartwarming.
Use preservatives to make your flowers last longer. They can either be bought or made at home using a mixture of ingredients such as lemon, hydrogen peroxide, carbonate, white vinegar, bleach and water. It’s up to you. Develop a sense of what appeals to you by experimenting with different kinds of flowers and colors!