Florals are becoming increasingly popular and I know many people struggle with how to make them look natural. Because let’s face it, yes they add color and life to your home, but they are plastic after all.
Here are a few examples of florals I’ve styled lately in my home and at Grace 1972:
Tip #1 ~ Fullness
If you are creating a centerpiece or stand alone focal point for a tablescape or coffee table vignette, make sure you have enough. Hydrangeas are a great option this time of year because the blossom itself is full. Three to five of these definitely can fill a standard vase, bucket, dough bowl or other item.
Tip #2 ~ Height
Many people understand how to fill something and add fullness but they usually stop there. This is where your florals will not appear natural, they will be too uniform, too perfect. Mother Nature has a beautiful way of making imperfections stunning. Emmulate that by adding longer pieces to your fuller blossoms. Even adding dogwood branches or sticks from your backyard into the bouquet will make it appear less perfect and therefore more natural. My arrangement in this vintage white enamel pitcher takes both of these tips into account, fullness and height. See how the imperfections create a more natural look?
I incorporated these same concepts when I styled a few florals for the showroom floor at Grace 1972. Notice how just a few longer pieces create the necessary height for a more natural look.
Tip #3 ~ Simplicity
And of course, don’t be afraid to keep it simple. A single stem in a small vintage container like these painted mason jars with single hydrangeas, vintage bed springs or wire hinged canning jars add a hint of spring as well and are very easy to create.
Tip #4 ~ Love it!
If you love it, it’s perfect. As I always say, when decorating your home there really are no rules. If you love it, then that is the only rule you need to follow! So use my tips if you really feel lost and are looking for a little guidance, but don’t feel like these are black and white rules you have to follow.
Thank you for stopping by my little blog! The response to the opening of Grace 1972 has been just tremendous, the encouragement from other women and entrepreneurs has been incredibly uplifting. I am very buoyed by all of the well wishes and positive comments.
I do feel strongly that women should encourage one another and I humbly thank all of you for the encouragement you have so generously given me on this journey. I hope to encourage all of you as well to pursue your dreams and always keep the faith!
May adding a little flower here and there in your home bring a smile to your face and symbolize the beauty in the world around us, for we have so much to be so incredibly thankful for in this life, don’t we?
Peace, Joy and Blessings,
“And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin.”