Think outside the vase with these creative ideas for displaying flowers in your home
5 creative ways to display flowers
Fresh flowers have the ability to instantly brighten up a room and add life to a space. Whether you want to create a party perfect installation or a simple table centrepiece, with a little imagination you can create a living work of art. Here, florist and founder of The Lifestyle Edit, Heidi Albertiri, shares her top tips for creating a floral display to impress.
Bold = beautiful
Colourful blooms are an easy and temporary way to add a vibrant pop of colour to your home. “If you going to use colour, then use colour, don’t be scared,” says Heidi. Use a mix of shades and make sure you have a bit of green foliage to back them up. Foliage always makes it feel more natural and provides contrast.”
Use what’s in season
Seasonal flowers will always look fresher, cost less and tend to last longer. “It’s hard to know what is the actual season for things these days as so many flowers are imported or grown in conditions that make them flower out of season,” says Heidi. “I find the best way to know is to take notice of what’s growing in the gardens, if you can see wattle in abundance in the gardens, chances are it’s in season. Also, don’t be afraid to ask where things come from.”
Single stems can have a lot of impact
Using single stems can have a great impact if there is a great deal of them. “Line the centre of a table with them to create a flower-shop vibe,” says Heidi. The beauty of single stems is that when you are sitting a table you can move them aside if they are in the way without messing up the display. They are easy to do at home to as you can work with simple stems in vases, jars and bottles. Make sure to vary the heights of the blooms for maximum impact.
Wow your guests
Parties provide the perfect opportunity to experiment with floral styling. “Get creative and hang things from ceilings, use old lamp shades (without the fabric) as frames to attach flowers too. You can wire or tie branches to them to create a floral masterpiece,” says Heidi. I love using big Monsteria leaves and palm fronds taped to walls. It’s a quick, easy and simple way to add a pop of colour to a wall for a DIY living artwork.”
With the resurgence of indoor plants we know what a difference some green can make to our interiors. “Foliage can be just as beautiful as flowers,” says Heidi. “They add texture and come in all different shapes and sizes. Add a pop of colour of something seasonal to take it to the next level.”