Natural flowers are one of the most beautiful and charming accessories for your home decoration. They actually have the power to completely change the overall look of a room bringing lightness and elegance. But the lifespan of flowers is quite limited, so it is important to know how to expose them for maximum beauty benefit.
Here are some ways to highlight the delicate and ephemeral beauty of flowers:
BUYING FRESH FLOWERS
Choose only fresh flowers that are exposed in shady, cool spaces. Flowers that are exposed to the wind and sun or are standing in a bright light have already passed a large part of their lives by the time you purchase them. Brown and soft stems indicate that the flowers are pretty old and they have been standing in water for too long. However, it is a good idea to smell the stems and if they have smell as a rotting cabbage, they are old.
MAKING YOUR FRESH FLOWERS LAST LONGER
Of course, you want to keep your flowers fresh longer. The secret lies in making a fresh cut just before putting them in a vase. The second condition is to replace the water daily and to remove their leaves, which are underwater.
USE SMALL VASES FOR FLOWERS WITH SHORT STEMS
Small vases are ideal for small sized flowers. It is preferable to use enough flowers so that the opening of vase to be filled completely. The flowers will not look good at all if they get lost in a too large container. Place your vase down somewhere, where it can be the focal point of your room so that your eyes can fall on it from any point in the room. Place your flowers near an object that has exactly the same nuance or color. For example, cornflowers match in front of a photo frame in the same color.
EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES OF MEDIUM AND LARGE VASES
It is good to have in the house at least a medium or large vase for tall flowers. Place them in a corner at your eye level. Use your flowers, the vase and the background to create a magnificent color contrast.
PLAY WITH TRANSPARENT
Transparent vases have the highest aesthetic effect. Place just a single strand of chrysanthemums or orchids in a tall glass tube. Transparent bowls filled with water may be easily ennobled with white gravel and a few vivid colored slightly bent flowers.