As soon as this wacky polar vortex packs up for hibernation, you’ll probably want to open up some windows and freshen up your lil’ cabin, right? We thought so. One of our favorite ways to freshen up the air indoors and bring in some depth, color, and life to a home turned stale by winter is to add indoor flowers arrangements to empty spaces, dusty spaces, counter spaces, corner spaces, side tables spaces, etc. Basically, if you have spaces, those spaces want some flowers.
The first step is to add some variety with height. SampleHouse has a fun and versatile collection- of flower pots, vases, baskets, and stands that come in all different heights, so use that to your advantage. For example, if you have a rather empty foyer, put a cluster of 3 stands in the corner of tall, medium, and short height. You can pull off the same effect on a lonely countertop with a tiny, small, and a medium terra cotta pot with your favorite small florals nestled neatly inside. Ooh la la! Doesn’t that look lovely. Take advantage of a bare hallway with a couple of our beautiful baskets overflowing with your favorite greenery.
The best colors of the season are the deep pinks and vivid reds of lilies and hydrangeas, with a dramatic cameo by a deep purple delphinium. Perhaps you caught our post on Pantone’s Color of the Year recently; Radiant Orchid is also a rather popular hue, with the versatility of it being the most brilliant and attractive aspect. As Spring approaches, the bright whites and neon yellows of gerber daisies, orchids, or the classic, Southern elegance of the magnolia. The neutral palette of these florals are not only calm and get along perfectly with all the other beautiful colors in your home.
Succulents are also a wonderful, low-maintenance way to introduce subtle color and life into your home. Their deep greens, mysterious purples, and pale blue hues look incredible in a bright white ceramic or earthy red pot. Many different succulents come in very small sizes, so they’re perfect for windowsills and countertops
Building your perfect array of floral arrangements starts with finding a reputable nursery with a large variety of flowers, shrubbery, and trees. Chances are, the more they stock, they more they know. Real flowers take care, commitment, and a little preparation. But with a little extra care and attention, watching your flower arrangements grow and learning how to keep them happy is half the fun of taking on the job.
“But… real flowers?! I don’t even have time to make toast.” You might say. Or you might shun the idea because your have pets. No problem! That’s why the home good gods created beautifully convincing silk flowers. They still require a bit of care with regular cleaning and dusting and can sometimes cost as much or even more than real flowers depending on the quality of your arrangements, but silk flowers definitely take the stress out of having florals around pets and a busy schedule.
As always, the home goods experts at SampleHouse are ready to help you when it comes time to pick out your flower “hardware.” Our baskets, vases, and ceramics are perfect for your real or faux arrangement. We also have classic watering cans that would would spice up ay front porch when filled with aromatic lavender or lemongrass. Or you could use it for watering flowers, too!
Happy flowers arranging, Samplers! We’ll make it to Spring yet…