Decorating with Flowers

There's nothing better than heading out for the day to either a market or to go shopping and you end up seeing some stunning flowers that you simply can't go home without. Flowers are the perfect piece of decor for your home and the best gift. Dried flowers on the other hand are even better, they were once fresh blooms that have been either dried or preserved to last for years (not days). They are beautiful, long lasting and the possibilities of decorating with flowers are endless. Are you unsure of what to do with dried flowers? We explore 8 ways to decorate with flowers in your home.

What to do with Dried Flowers:
1. Classic Arrangement
2. Flower Dome
3. Table Centrepiece
4. In a Frame
5. Petal Confetti
6. Hanging Wreath
7. Flower Bouquet
8. Hanging Stems 

Decorating with Flowers

With the circumstances surrounding 2020 keeping us restricted to our homes for many months this year, we’ve seen a great increase in home decorating and renovating. Our inner creative has certainly seen a rebirth, with many people finding they have a lot more time to spend on improving the aesthetics of their everyday environment.

We’ve noticed dozens of small online businesses providing some stunning and innovative home decor ideas, in particular, using dried flowers to spruce up their living areas, hallways and entries. It’s also never been a better time to support local business, with this year’s circumstances hitting small businesses hard, so be sure to give them some love. 

Dried flowers have seen a dramatic resurgence in recent times, and for good reason - they’re beautiful, long-lasting and the ways you can use them in your home are almost endless! So, whether you’re wanting to improve the look for your own home, trying to create a more comfortable home office, or even if it’s a thoughtful gift for a friend, here are our best ways to decorate with flowers, in particular, dried flowers.

1. Classic Arrangement with Dried Flowers

A classic flower arrangement is certainly the most common way to decorate your home with flowers. Arrangements vary in size and shape, come in a pot or vase, and are most commonly used on windowsills, coffee tables, bedside tables or even as a centrepiece on your dining table.
There are countless combinations available, with our favourite dried flower stems being Pampas Grass, Hydrangea, Ruscus, Palm Leaves and Amaranthus. You can either buy stems individually from our dried flower bar and design your own arrangement, or purchase a pre-designed floral arrangement.

2. A Flower Dome

Another popular way to use flowers is to dry them and display them within a glass dome. As soon as we saw this creative option, we fell in love. It allows you accentuate the gorgeous blooms. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it also offers as a protective layer between the environment and the dried flowers, which are quite fragile and need to be looked after.

3. Table Centrepiece

Have you got a large dining table that looks a little too empty when you don't have guests over or the family isn't sitting around it at dinner time? A small or large 360 degree table centrepiece would be perfect for your table. The best part of investing in a table centrepiece is ensuring it is made up of dried flowers so it can last for years. We have created some stunning flower centrepieces that would look amazing on your dining table or coffee table all year round.

4. In a Frame

What was once a custom request become a staple in our collection – adding stems of bunny tails to a picture frame to create a vibrant, 3D creation that ‘pops’ off the wall. This idea certainly isn’t limited to bunny tails, in fact, it’s really up to your imagination. We also think wheat and pampas grass would go well with a similar creation. You can also press some flowers and put them in a floating frame. The light shining through accentuates the blooms blissfully and is sure to get people talking when they see it.

5. Petal Confetti

After making dozens of arrangements in a row, we often found we were left with the remnants of all the stems on our studio floor – a colourful array of petals.
They really were too beautiful to throw away and we hate our flowers going to waste, thus, the petal confetti was born. Either keep it in a glass, decorate a surface such as a food platter or hallway ledge or why not have wedding confetti?

6. Flower Wreath

What once was a tradition that only appeared on doors around Christmas each time, is now an everyday decor piece in many homes. Flower wreaths are the perfect combination of art and flowers. Having a dried flower wreath is perfect for your baby's nursery, front door come Christmas time or even in your living room as it's own piece of everlasting art. Flower wreaths are quite simple to create, you'll need a wreath base/hoop, some florist or chicken wire and some everlasting flowers. If you aren't feeling overly crafty, let us create a custom dried flower wreath for you.

7. Dried Bouquet

Do you have a vase laying around the house that has nothing in it? Why not place some fresh flowers from the garden or opt for some dried flowers to create your own unique arrangement. If you are unsure of how to dry flowers, we have a great guide that makes it quite simple to do, or you can select one of our very own dried flower bouquets

8. Hanging Stems

If you've done some searching on Pinterest, you may have seen some photos of flowers and foliage hanging upside down around people's homes. Having flower stems hanging upside down looks quite unique and you can learn how to dry flowers in the process. We currently have some dried gum leaves hanging in our bathroom, which both looks and smells great!

So there you have our best ways for decorating with flowers in your home. We love fresh flowers but using dried flowers are the perfect choice as they are sustainable and affordable as they last for years, as opposed to just one week.