Flower Guide: When To Buy & How To Display Them In Your Home
Spring is in full swing. You know what they say: “April showers, bring May flowers!” With the overflow of blooming petals comes the perfect time to share our tips and tricks on all things flowers. Springtime is the peak growth time for flowers, with spring and summer flower seasons often blending into one another. Therefore, that makes it the ideal time to head on over to your local florist, garden center, or farmers market to grab your favorite florals.
If you want to display flowers throughout your home all year round, we have gathered up our favorite spring and summer, and fall and winter florals, as well as flowers that are in bloom all year! Not sure what to do with these delicate bouquets? Scroll on down to discover our tips on how to display your flowers with style in each room of the house. Using some key design elements listed below, your arrangements can blossom into a home that is full of life!
Tulips start blooming in November. Their versatility and wide range of colors make this flower a common choice in households. Dutch tulips have shorter stems and smaller blossoms than the fuller taller French tulip.
Peonies are rarer, only blooming in the spring, and are known for their full head and sweet scent. If you can’t find these, ranunculus flowers are very similar and are available all year!
Sweet peas have delicate petals and a unique spindly shape, making for a bold fashion statement in your home.
Other popular spring flowers include: cherry blossoms, lily of the valley, irises, poppies, freesia, stock, camellia, calla lily, anenome, and alstroemeria.
Hydrangeas have big bushy heads so you only really need a stem or two to display, and their most popular colors are pink, blue, and white.
Cornflowers have a casual feel with their feathery petals and small bulbs.
A bright and bold choice, the sunflower is a rustic flower known for it’s ray like petals and large dark center.
Other popular summer flowers include: gardenias, daisies, craspedia, baby’s breath, delphinium, stock, scabiosa, gladiolus, and chrysanthemum.
Anemone flowers are popular for their contrast, large flat petals, and vibrant pink and purple hues.
Dahlias are very recognizable for their small inward petals and dramatic colors.
Cosmos have been making a statement with their chocolatey burgundy tones, which are perfect for the fall.
Other popular fall flowers include: marigolds, coneflowers, garden roses, carnations, baby’s breath, lisianthus, and queen anne’s lace.
The Star of Bethlehem is pretty self explanatory for being a holiday favorite with it’s snow white color and ability to open in the morning and close in the evening!
Poinsettia plants are seen on porches everywhere and can also become a cheery red centerpiece for a dining table.
Ranunculus flowers bloom all year, but their red and white colors are increasingly popular in holiday arrangements.
Other popular winter flowers include: amaryllis, holly berry, roses, and phlox.
Year Round Flowers
As designers, we have installs and photoshoots multiple times throughout they year. Luckily, there are so many flower options available to us all year round that we can style clients’ homes with! And you can style your own home all year as well! Other flowers that are in season all year include: alstroemeria, bouvardia, freesia, gloriosa lily, lisianthus, orchid, and stephanotis.
Looking to make a dark and moody statement? Put you peonies in a black vase. This will be a bold backdrop for your delicate flowers and it will conceal lurky plant water!
It almost looks as if these tall leaves are swaying in the wind. A large flower with even larger flowing leaves will give your design a sense of movement and height in order to fill the negative space and surely make this element a true focal point.
By themselves, these large flowers are obtrusive and heavy, but in proportion with the tray among the other accessories, these two statement bulbs make this coffee table, as a whole, a breathtaking design.
Color blocking can be seen in fashionable clothing, upholstery, and even florals! These pink and white hydrangeas stand beautifully on their own and make more of a bold impact when separated into different vases.
Sometimes all you need against a pure white bathroom is a small and simple floral arrangement. These fuzzy green buds add softness and the green hue adds just enough warmth to this bright environment.
Make your bedroom or home office a dreamy one with a peaceful monochromatic color scheme. A bouquet of white roses is a great addition to these accompanying luxurious elements and textures.
Don’t shy away from color! Repeating a color in different ways, like through these decorative pillows, artwork, area rug, and hydrangeas can unify the space, especially when the main design elements are neutral colors and textures.
Add a collection of florals to your fireplace mantel to have an abundant yet cohesive design around a focal point, like this art piece. Cut your flower stems at different heights and add them to vases of different shapes and sizes to achieve that wholesome element of variety.
Monochromatic color schemes are derived from a single base hue and are extended using its shades, tones and tints. This monochromatic red-violet color scheme creates a feminine vibe by mixing and matching not only the light and dark anemone flowers, but also the custom color wallpaper, bath salts, and rose gold clock!
Texture is always evident in flowers, whether is has silky petals, shiny leaves, or rough centers. Add another layer of texture by putting your floral arrangement in a textured vase. This will create another dimension, contrasting the soft texture of the flowers with the rough texture of the vase.
And there you have it! I hope this flower style guide has inspired you to incorporate some pretty petals into your home for each and every season!
For more inspiration, follow our Fabulous Florals Pinterest board!
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