We all remember that scene in Devil Wears Prada where Meryl Streep says the famous line: ‘Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.’ Okay, so it might be a little bit cliche, but we’re embracing it! Who cares if it’s overdone – nothing says spring like flowers. Their appearance is sudden, stunningly plentiful, and seems to put everyone in a good mood; a perfect reason to start using them around your home.
Fresh spring flowers
Before you rush out to buy a great flowery selection though, you should think carefully with these three elements in mind: the location in the house, the type of flower, and the vase.
Floral decorations can easily bring life and colour to a room, but they can also work stylishly with a theme, or simply reflect your personality. For instance, if your home has an entrance hall with a side-table, then this is the perfect place to make a statement about your family/home. It can be a chaotic assortment of wildflowers, or a careful arrangement of pastel-coloured roses. Regardless, this will be a beautiful welcome for family and new visitors.
Progressing further into the home, the kitchen and living room are also perfect places for a creative floral bouquet. Family and guest congregate in these social hub areas, so using flowers here – especially big displays – will be countlessly appreciated.
Your choice in flower can also be effective in matching the colour-scheme of the room, or the time of the year. Speaking of which, did you know that each month of the year has an associated flower? March is daffodils, April is daisies, and May is lilies. So try some of these around the house!
Ever felt frustrated in having a gorgeous bunch of flowers, but nowhere to put them? Finding the perfect vase can be difficult, but that doesn’t mean you should limit yourself to buying a range of vases in different sizes. There are a whole host of household items that can make unusual and beautiful vases for your spring flowers. To name a few: teacups, wellies, bottles, dessert bowls, jugs, baskets, and old watering jugs – anything can be a vase!
What’s more, there are many ways to decorate plain or see-through vases. For example, try adding pebbles, shells or a fish, or adorn the vase on the outside with a vine, ribbon or lace.
Using flower colours and designs can also look incredible in the home. Just have a look at our 5 Hot and Tropical Wallpapers for Spring Walls!
A cheery shade of Bright Green – ‘Greenery’- was also named the 2017 Pantone Colour of the Year, indicating that taking inspiration from the freshness of nature is right on trend! You can find out how to use it with our guide from Kimberly, here.
Spring flowers in the garden
Even if you didn’t plant them yourself, you are likely to start seeing several spring bulbs flowering in your garden soon. Together with the lengthening, sunnier days of spring, this is great motivation to go outside and get down to some much-needed gardening.
Whether you have a large garden, a small paved urban affair, or have no garden at all, there is always a way to freshen up the outside of your home with some flowers. This can be on windowsills, via hanging baskets, terra cotta garden pots, or flower beds. You can even start planning for the summer months ahead by planting some summer-flowering bulbs such as gladioli, lilies or pansies, or plan for vegetables in winter by sowing some sprouting broccoli and leeks.
However you decide to use them, nothing will quite match the sight of fresh flowers or floral designs around your home this spring. The only limit is your imagination!