Flowers & Plants in Every Room
Use the following unique ideas from the Society of American Florists to brighten your home, room by room, with flowers.
- Tea roses, freesias, peonies, lilac and lilies, are all deliciously fragrant choices for a bud vase on your nightstand.
- A bud vase with a simple cluster of flowers hidden in the center of a clear bubble bowl filled with potpourri is the perfect way to welcome a guest.
- Try floating rose petals in a special bath to spoil a friend!
- For an easy, elegant table decoration set a series of alternating crystal vases and candles on a fabric runner. Place fresh flowers in each of the vases and surround them with greenery.
- Individual flowers are perfect at place settings or attached to name cards.
- Blending with the casual atmosphere of modern home entertaining, this centerpiece is sure to dazzle guests during afternoon brunch or informal dinners. The candles provide a refreshing combination using the elegance of flowers with the ambience of candlelight.
- Attach small vases containing short stems of fresh flowers to a pre-made wreath and hang it on your front door to welcome guests.
- Make a first impression with a large, abundant arrangement.
- Create a focal point with a piece of artwork on a pedestal draped with a garland and flowers.
- For a friendly look, place a basket with a garden bouquet on the entry table.
- In the summer when the fireplace isn’t being used, brighten the hearth with an abundant assortment of seasonal flowers. Continue the theme by placing a few of the same flowers on the mantle next to those family photos.
- Place bud vases in high traffic home areas – with even just a few flowers. Any decorative glass from the kitchen will do!
- Trim a windowsill with a collection of terra cotta pots, using a combination of herbs and sun-loving plants like kalanchoe, African violets or primroses.
- Old water pitchers, antique teapots, classic urns or even tattered clay pots make fascinating containers for a casually placed flower arrangement. Loosely clustered to give the look of a freshly cut garden bouquet, this hand-tied design adorns a favorite water pitcher. The complementary flowers and colors brighten any part of the house, from the kitchen to the family room to the bedroom.
- Take your favorite vase, treasured antique bowl or silver pitcher to your florist for a custom-designed arrangement.
- Float two or three blooms, such as gardenias or gerbera daisies in a favorite crystal bowl. Add a floating candle or two for a glowing evening effect.
- Give yourself a “nature break” by keeping a flowering or green plant next to your computer station or fax machine.
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