This is going to seem a bit unusual coming from me, but I am a late comer when it comes to appreciating floral decor. Yep, it’s true. The girl who has pretty floral prints in her guest room, floral pillows in her living room, and who loves creating floral wreaths has been a late-bloomer (pardon the pun) in the department of floral decor.
While I’ve always loved fresh flower arrangements, I’ve often shied away from floral motifs. I think it stems from growing up in the eighties and seeing far too many homes that looked like they’d been hit by ‘flower bombs’ end to end. While I still shy away from ‘too much floral’ (whatever that means), I believe we can all appreciate the rare beauty, texture and colour that flowers can bring into a home.
That’s why these days I love to find fresh and unique ways to integrate flowers seamlessly into my home. There are a lot of creative ways to do this and still retain a signature style, whether you love farmhouse, Scandi, modern, retro or boho, flowers are one of the most versatile accessories you can incorporate. And the best part? They are about as budget-friendly as you can get, whether you choose to use fresh or silk varieties.
Here are 5 ways that I’ve integrated flowers into my home this season:
1. ENCASED IN GLASS
In A Cloche
This hand sculpture got a little extra love with the addition of this single stemmed bloom.
The sculpture is actually part of a larger display on a console table in our Great Room. Subtle and understated, it’s a simple way to integrate florals without changing out my accessories.
In a Geometric Accessory Holder
I turned a basic geometric accessory holder into a terrarium by adding some succulents and placing it on our coffee table.
2. DIY FLORAL WREATH CROWN
I decided to add a touch of pretty to this deer head by creating a floral wreath crown. Call me crazy, but I love it!
It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it is one of the most distinctive features in our Great Room.
3. LAID OUT CASUALLY
In A Basket
I’ve always been a fan of keeping things soft and simple. Taking a bouquet of flowers and laying it out is one of the easiest ways to add a whisper of colour without much fuss.
Part of a Vignette
Another way to create casual elegance with a bouquet of flowers is to incorporate it into a vignette like this one on our buffet table.
And I just love how these flowers look against this cute framed print.
4. IN A VASE OR OPEN CONTAINER
Bud vases are another simple way to add a subtle floral touch.
(If you look closely, you can see me taking a photo! What a ham I am 😉 )
Candle Holders or Planters
Perhaps an unusual choice, but I love using candle holders for more than just candles.
And I love how perfectly the woodland creature planter fits into this pretty display.
(This is the only spot that I decided to make a more prominent style impact using flowers and I just love how it turned out. And if I tire of it, I need only remove a few of the candle holders to create an understated look.)
5. A DIY ‘BOUTONNIERE’ OR FLORAL FLOURISH
I think opposites attract and create beautiful results. That’s why adding a floral touch to this edgy deer head palette art really works.
Both subtle and beautiful, this floral flourish is such a simple way to enliven this piece of art.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my home this season. I have found flowers to be an easy way to beautify my space without spending a lot of money. And you don’t have to be a floral fanatic to integrate flowers in subtle ways into your home. Try it out this weekend and you’ll see just how pretty your space will feel.
Happy decorating 🙂