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How to Decorate Your House With Flowers

Flowers are a great way to bring color and nature into our homes, but choosing the best ones and arranging them in the coolest vase may not be so easy. There’s a wide variety of flowers and ways to style them. 5-Minute Crafts will give you the neatest ideas for this.

What you’ll need

  • Scissors or gardening shears
  • A vase
  • Water
  • Flowers
  • Greenery and other secondary flowers for a more complete look
  • Raffia string to tie the stems if needed

General tips and tricks

  • Choose the vase before getting the flowers. This will help you to pick the best flower shape and stem for your vase. Always clean the vase.
  • Always get more flowers than needed, some can end up wilting before you find the time to arrange them.
  • If you’ll be using a single type of flower get greenery to complete the look.
  • If the flowers have leaves on their stems, remove the leaves that would be submerged in water or inside the vase.
  • Decide the color palette before buying the flowers. Pick your favorite colors or colors that you already have in the room where you’re planning to put the arrangement on.
  • Create a grid using tape over the opening of the vase by applying two or three vertical lines across the top and the same number of lines horizontally. The holes in the tape allow you to rest your flowers against the tape preventing tangling.
  • Don’t forget to put water in your vase and change it frequently.

1. Tall and cylinder vases

  • A vase of this type is usually big, making it a statement in itself. When choosing your flowers, don’t go overboard. Even just one kind of flower will look great in this vase.
  • Flowers with tall stems work great in these. Roses, lilies, sunflowers, peonies, or hydrangeas are all great options.
  • Using your scissors, cut the stems at different heights for a layered look.
  • If using more than one type of flower, pair the main colorful flower of choice with other secondary flowers in neutral tones.
  • If using only one type of flower, pick different colors or shades of it and mix and match.

2. Fish bowl vases

  • Get flowers that will spill over the opening of the vase. Chrysanthemums, carnations, orchids, and daisies are perfect options for this.
  • Choose contrasting bright colors and different textures. Even if there’s only one type of flower, go with different colors of that same flower.
  • If it’s a small fishbowl, don’t crowd it with a lot of greenery so there’s space for different flowers.
  • Make it more aesthetically appealing by using an odd number of flowers.
  • Cut the stems to the height of the fishbowl and tie them with a raffia string so the stems stay put and the blossoms spread out of the top of the vase.

3. Bud Vases

  • Bud vases are tiny and are made to hold smaller flowers, individually or in small groups.
  • A great decor idea is to have several of these vases close together, all with their own flower. Decide how many you want and arrange them on their intended spot to have an idea of the look to go for.
  • These vases were originally used for a single rose, but any other flower you pick will look just as great.

4. Single flower vases

  • If you’re limited on time, want a sleeker modern look, or have a standout flower that can stand on its own, this is the option for you.
  • Buy only one or two flowers of the same type and place them in your vase with water. Lilies, gladiolas, sunflowers, and delphiniums are perfect for this.
  • Another option is getting three of the same vases and placing your individual flowers in each one.

5. Hanging vases

  • Use small bud vases with rims at the top, so you can tie a string around them and hang.
  • Cut the string to the desired length. Make sure there’s space to tie them around the vase and then hang them wherever you want.
  • Don’t fill the vases up to the top with water but make sure the water is touching the flower stem.
  • Wild and simpler smaller flowers are great for these.

6. Dry flower arrangement

  • If you want to keep your arrangement around for longer, go for dry flowers. These can be purchased or dried at home.
  • Arrange in a vase with a wide opening for a fuller arrangement. Starting with the tallest stems at the back of the vase then followed by a layer of shorter flowers.
  • Pampas grass are a great addition to dry arrangements, adding an element of drama to your decor. Flowers that pair well range from pink thistles to dried African sunflowers.
  • Additionally, adding some dried flowers to other fresh arrangements can give them more texture and interest.
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