Humans love flowers—it’s science!
Having fresh flowers around the house has a plethora of incredible benefits to the homeowner and all their guests.
Environmental design impacts our physical, mental, and emotional health. Plus, it’s an affordable and aesthetically-pleasing way to get a boost in mood; what else could you possibly want?
Are you looking for ways to add an organic pop of color to your home’s decor?
In this guide, we provide both creative and traditional flower decoration ideas for the home.
Choose one (or two or three) that are appealing to you and set them up in each room of the house. Before you know it, you’ll feel happier, and your home will feel even more inviting.
Let’s take a look at the power of flowers! Keep reading.
What Are the Benefits of Having Fresh Flowers in the House?
We mentioned that humans love flowers because science. What exactly are the effects you can expect when you bring that bouquet into your living room, kitchen, or bedroom?
Well, to begin with, they reduce our stress levels—something that can benefit us on a day-to-day basis.
Perhaps it’s the soothing smell, the beautiful display, or the natural presence in your home. Regardless of why, their strength outweighs that of a luxury candle, hands down.
Next, they’re significant mood boosters. Whether you’ve received them as a gift or bought them for yourself as self-care, the sight of something natural so close to home provided flower-havers with an unprecedented increase in their positive feelings.
This fact is true for men and women alike!
As if those advantages weren’t amazing enough, flowers can do even more.
They can increase compassion in relationships, boost episodic memory in the elderly, and provide positive physiologic responses that can aid in recovery and healing.
Some flowers, such as lavender, can even offer a natural remedy in helping people sleep. Lavender as an essential oil can contribute to making people feel more well-rested and energetic in the mornings.
Being gorgeous isn’t the only superpower of flowers. As you can see, they provide much more than beauty—there are serious advantages to having fresh flowers in the home!
So, what exciting and unique ways can you add fresh flowers to your home’s decor? Keep reading for some fun ideas.
Check out These Beautiful Flower Decoration Ideas for the Home
When placing flowers around the house, it’s hard to go wrong. Still, you can always take your decorations up a notch by utilizing some of the following ideas.
1. Repurpose Your Water Boots as a Vase
For a super-fun look, find a pair of cheap but cutesy water boots and use them as a pot for your flower bouquet.
Fill the boots with water for a quick choice, or fill them with dirt, and actually grow your flowers in them. Place the shoes outside near the front door or next to your garden for a lived-in look.
Rather than choosing a dull color, find boots with polka dots, stripes, or any other youthful patterns you can find. Match the color of the boots to the color of your flowers for a more cohesive display.
2. Press and Preserve Fresh Flowers in a Glass Frame
Dried and pressed flowers look rustic and vintage—but pressed fresh flowers retain their bright beauty and make for a beautiful DIY decoration.
Gather your cleanest flowers (minus any blemishes, tears, or water droplets) and place them down in any heavy book, like a phonebook, that’s lined with parchment paper.
Close the book and weigh it down by placing heavy books or items on top of it.
Let your flowers sit for seven to ten days.
Once they’re ready to go, place your flowers in a frame that’s glass on both sides so that you can get a view of the flowers from any angle.
3. Propagate Your Flowers in Old Jars and Bottles
Before you throw away your Mason jars, wine bottles, or salad dressing bottles, consider upcycling them and using them as display vases!
Take individual, diagonally-cut stems (or tinier bouquets) and place them in old containers with enough water to cover the bottom.
You can use a handful of bottles and place them somewhere like a window sill for a full display, or place one container in each room, like next to the bathroom sink.
4. Place Buds in a Bowl of Water for a Centerpiece
When your flower stems start to wilt, you can give them a second life!
Cut the stems and leaves from your flowers, leaving behind just the budded flower. Fill any small bowl or container with water (such as your favorite patterned dish, or even a fishbowl).
Place the buds directly in the water, where they’ll peacefully float around and make a beautiful addition to any kitchen table. You can even put floating candles in the dish, too, for a little something extra.
5. Create a Flower Wreath for the Front Door
If you want to spread some of the flowery cheer to your neighbors, consider DIYing a fresh flower wreath and putting it on your front door.
You can keep it casual, fitting for all months of the year, or color-coordinate your flowers based on the season (for example, orange and gold flowers for Thanksgiving time).
Choose more abundant flowers to take up more surface area (or smaller flowers if you have more time on your hands).
You’ll also want to choose flowers with thick stems, as you can stick these right into the wreath and skip wire or other connecting devices. Buy a wreath form—bonus points if the material is oasis, which soaks up water and preserves the bouquet.
Don’t worry too much about symmetry, either. Keep it messy and clustered for an organic touch.
6. Keep It Classic With a Big and Bountiful Bouquet
Who says you have to do something fancy to enjoy a bouquet of flowers?
If you’re not the arts-and-crafts type, but still want to benefit from the beauty of flowers, take a big, bountiful bouquet and cut the stems diagonally. An angled cut allows them to take up more water.
Arrange the flowers in your favorite type of vase—a standard receptacle, a glass vase, a funky one you got from the thrift store—and voilà! You’re done.
Flowers can suck up water pretty quickly, so check the water level every day. At the very least, change the water entirely every 2-3 days to keep them fresh for as long as possible.
Keep cut flowers fresh even longer by making your own flower food.
This recipe entails one quart of water, two tablespoons of lemon juice, one tablespoon of sugar (for food), and 1/2 a teaspoon of bleach (to slow fungi or bacteria growth).
7. Hang Them Upside-Down From a Ceiling Mount
Think of this idea like a flower chandelier that can hang above your table.
This project is a little more intricate and time-consuming and requires some work, so consider using it for special events, like a wedding or birthday party decor.
You can get creative with this look and hang the flowers from any medium you see fit—a wooden crate, a wire wreath.
Use floral wire and floral tape to attach the flowers to your medium of choice safely, and then suspend your chandelier using fishing wire (or something sturdier, depending on the weight of your structure).
8. Fill Tiny, Vintage-Inspired Birdcages with Buds
Another great way to display your flower buds is in tiny little birdcages, which you can hang from a ceiling mount or place at the center of a table for a unique decoration.
Birdcages can be found anywhere—your local arts and crafts store, online, at thrift shops. Fill them with just the buds after cutting off the stems, or leave the dangling stalks attached for a more natural look.
9. Place Fresh Flowers Anywhere in a Basket
If you have a wicker basket laying around, why not put it to use as a substitute flower vase?
Wicker baskets offer an authentic farmhouse-chic look anywhere they go.
Fill yours with a big, bright bouquet (like yellow, gold, or white flowers) and use it as a temporary display for your flowers. You can place the basket on the floor, on a surface, in the bathroom, by the front door, or anywhere else you see fit.
10. Fill a Water Pitcher With Your Favorite Flower Arrangement
Having a picnic anytime soon?
Filling a water pitcher with flowers looks cozy and fits the theme of picnicking vibes perfectly.
Your water pitcher can be brand-new, or you can thrift a vintage one from your local thrift store. Fill the pitcher with enough water to cover the base, and stick a thick handful of flowers inside.
This idea looks fresh, fun, and rural, providing a lovely centerpiece to any picnic blanket (or even to your kitchen table).
11. Expose the Roots and Bulbs With a Glass Vase
Certain flowers, such as paperwhites, hyacinths, and amaryllis, have beautiful, big bulbs as the bases of their stems.
Why hide that attractive bulb under dirt or in a terra cotta pot?
Instead, get a see-through glass vase and place the flowers right in them, sans soil.
Simply cover the bulbs with water and allow the bulbs and roots to be exposed, providing an intricate display. You’ll get to watch the roots grow over time, and as you see fit, you can then plant the flower in soil if you’d like.
Where Are the Best Places to Get Flowers?
Flowers are arguably amazing, but sometimes, they can get pricey (especially if you’ve got a roaring flower habit). How can you affordably get flowers, allowing you to always keep some freshies throughout the house?
One fantastic way of keeping flowers on deck is by growing your own. Keep a garden in the front or backyard, or even a container set-up indoors or outdoors, and you can pluck from them regularly.
This option is budget-friendly and provides you the satisfaction of harvesting from your own supply.
Some of the easiest flowers to grow, even for those without a self-proclaimed green thumb, include:
- Marigolds, known for being nearly indestructible annuals
- The hardy perennial catmint
- Low-maintenance, annual begonias
- Unfussy daylilies (although, they only bloom one day)
- The adorable, tiny yet bright violas
- Black-eyed Susans
- Petunias, which look beautiful in beds or as danglers in hanging baskets
With these easy-to-grow flowers, you’ll have a gorgeous selection available almost year-round. These plants thrive both indoors and outdoors and can handle neglect better than more high-maintenance choices.
Other options include flower subscription boxes. Subscriptions like BloomsyBox allow you to curate a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly box that comes from a sustainable source.
All you have to do is order, and a bouquet of gorgeous flowers shows up on your doorstep (making mail day that much more exciting, too).
Of course, you can always get flowers at your local farmer’s market or even grocery store. Some of the cheapest options for buying bouquets at your local grocery include:
- Trader Joe’s
- Whole Foods
The only downside to shopping at your grocery store is you’ll need to buy a new bouquet every time one begins to wilt.
Harness the Flower Power in Your House
Using these creative and classic flower decoration ideas for the home, you and your household will be in good spirits every time you happen to catch a quick glance at your displays.
Flowers are not only beautiful, but they’re a significant boost to our health, mood, and attitude. It’s a win-win!
Share these ideas with friends and loved ones so they, too, can harness the fantastic energy of flowers.
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