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Whether you’re just looking for a new way to spice up your home’s overall look, or you’ve recently moved to a new home, flowers are always a nice addition to have. With that, you may think about going out to your trusted supplier or market to buy some right now.
However, when you reach there, you’re just overwhelmed by all of the beautiful blooms you come across. There are just so many to choose from, not to mention the wide variety of available choices. While you may want to bring home every single flower you come across, you know this isn’t possible.
So, how exactly do you narrow down your choices for the right flowers for your home? How do you begin your selection process? There’s no uniform solution for it, but there are guidelines available online like The Bouqs guide, which expert florists and interior designers are believed to swear by.
Read on to know some of the best practices in choosing the right flowers for your home.Different kinds of room accents drift in and out of style, but flowers are always in. Here are some tips on choosing the right ones! Click To Tweet
Consider How Tall Should Flowers Be in a Vase
You should look at the furniture piece’s height on where you’re planning to put your flowers on as well.
Remember that the height of the vase and the size of the flowers, when placed in an open shelf or bookcase, for instance, matters. This is important to make the flower arrangement match the space that you have.
If you’re placing your flowers on a countertop, then the height shouldn’t be so much of a deciding issue for you.
Consider Clutter In Your Floral Arrangement Choice
Before you go to head out shopping for flowers at your favorite flower shop, make a mental note or list of the places in your home where you’re going to place your purchase.
Taking pictures on your phone and setting up an electronic note can be helpful in your trip.
Then, assess the clutter in the area you’re going to place your cut blossoms. This will help you determine whether or not you should go for single-stem flowers or a bunch.
For instance, if the table you’re placing the flowers on has a lot of clutter, then a single stem flower will make it look clean and put together.
If the table or counter has a lot of free space, then you’re safe with a bunch of flowers. A bunch would add drama to an otherwise plain surface.
Make Sure You are Picking Flowers You Love
When you go to your trusted florist or local farmers’ market, what’s on hand will typically vary from one week to the next, depending on the availability and season.
Every time you visit your local flower dealer, select the most beautiful flora you can find at any given time. Of course, this is very subjective and personal.
But remember, this is going to be for your home so choose what you feel will suit your home the best.
The good thing about choosing the one that you think is the most beautiful is it’ll keep you happy. Just looking at it will make you happy – when you take a moment to stop and enjoy its beauty.
In that way, the flowers aren’t just able to beautify your home, but they’re also able to uplift your mood.
Remember Some Flower Arrangements Induce Allergies
Now here’s the tricky part. While flowers are gorgeous, many of them aren’t allergy-friendly. Many trigger an allergic response in those with pollen-induced allergies.
Be considerate and take this consideration seriously.
The good news is that while it’s common for flowers to contain allergens, few are believed to be safe for people with allergies.
Here’s a quick guide:
- Some of the ones with known allergens that you may want to avoid are amaryllis, chrysanthemums, and chamomile; while,
- Some of the flowers you can go for that are free of allergens include chenille, geraniums, tulips, and roses.
Pick Flowers That are the Freshest
When you’re going through your options at the flower shop, always choose the freshest bunch available. Select those that have just arrived within the day and had their stems cut a few hours before.
Picking out the most recent bouquet of blossoms may help in prolonging its lifespan when you use it as a display in your home.
You can tell which ones are the freshest by their petals. You’ll want to avoid those that are already fully open. This means that give in a day or two, and these petals will start to wit.
Look out for flowers with slimy stems and dying leaves too.
If you go through different well-curated, elegant, and cozy homes, you’ll always find one common theme: their fresh flowers are way more numerous than the artificial ones.
Yes, it’s an added cost, yet your whole family can enjoy its added value to your living space. If you have guests over, why not indulge them in this beauty?
Flowers are and will always be a no-fail, elegant and simple way to make a home look and feel fresher and livelier.
Do you have any easy flower arrangement ideas to share?
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.