Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Floral Tips

Flowers are a great way to freshen up a home and add a pop of color to the decor. Here are a few simple tips to save you time, money and keep your house looking beautiful.

One Flower, One Color
When it comes to arranging blooms for the home, one option is to keep it simple and fresh by using one type of flower per container or vase. To help position your flowers in the vase, use making tape to create a grid along the top of the container. Then insert your flowers and arrange them to your liking.  The grid will help keep the blooms in position.

Mix and Match with the Same Color
Single color flower arrangements have a high impact on your decor and can easily coordinate with the room's color scheme. Choose flowers with interesting shapes, giving the arrangement a bit more texture and depth. Be sure to cut the stems at varied lengths; this will create more of a flowing appearance than a mound of flowers. Also, don't be afraid of brilliant colors. A pop of color in a neutral room will have a beautiful impact.

Get Extra Life Out of Your Bouquet
Extend the decorating life of your flowers by breaking the bouquet apart and putting individual buds in separate glass jars. A good way to incorporate this into your room is by using different shapes and sizes of jars or vases. If you have roses, a cost-saving tip is to scatter the petals of the rose in a single glass jar. Use the left over leaves to decorate the tabletop around the vase, adding depth and texture to the display.

Flower arrangement doesn't have to be intimidating. It can be a fun DIY project that adds a touch of seasonal flair to your home decor. Experiment with colors, blooms and positions -- you will love the results.

Have fun!
-- Weegee Sachtjen

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posted by Jennifer Adams Design Group Blog @ 9:10 AM 


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