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5 Easy and Creative Ways to Update Your Home with Flowers


There’s no better way to make your home decor sing than by introducing beautiful fragrant flowers into your interiors. Here we share expert florist Doctor Lisa Cooper’s top tips on how to update your home using flowers.

Fresh, fragrant, and delightful to look at, flowers and lush foliage add a lively touch to any interiors. Like the indoor plant trend that has taken over our homes by storm, bringing flowers into our homes has become a major trend over the past year, and it’s easy to see why.

Whether you’ve been gifted a statement bouquet for a special occasion, or are looking for an easy way to brighten up a room, a vase full of fresh flowers, or even a dried floral arrangement, will instantly introduce a touch of nature to your space.

Dr. Cooper is one of Australia’s most revered florists, and as part of Star Sydney’s Festival of Indulgence, she worked her magic to create a dramatic and sensual floral installation at the BLACK Bar & Grill.

Here, she shares her top five tips for updating your home using flowers…

Stick to one type of flower.

The easiest way to introduce flowers into the home for people not used to working with flowers regularly is to create an abundance of one flower type. The flowers en masse always create a strong and beautiful impact in the home.

Use a really unique pot or vase as the hero piece.

When styling your flowers, look at other vessels you have around the home that can create a really unique style for your flowers that is personal to your own taste. This could be a beautiful bowl, colored cups, a gold goblet — I inherited this amazing yellow dish from my grandmother which I love to fill with violet pansies for that contrast of color.

Use simple color palettes.

Try using different types of flowers but all in one color, always have a strong impact. Choosing an ombre of colors is also very popular at the moment. I also love to use muted colors like a nude or beige and corsage that with punctuating colors such as a deep purple or bright red.

Introduce florals into your dinner parties and drinks.

Using edible flowers — which you can buy at the flower market or in a range of grocery stores — are the perfect addition to styling florals into a dinner at home. Adding these delicate flowers on salads, desserts, and in drinks adds a lovely touch. It allows you to add a pop of color to the table, elevating the experience, for guests even when you don’t have any other florals around the home.

Have a mix of long-lasting and whimsy and fragrant florals.

I find with house flowers it’s always a good idea to have it both ways. Have a larger arrangement that lasts very long, such as a mass of cymbidium orchids. If looked after, cut every few days and refreshed with water will last around two weeks. Then to complement, have a few gestures that are chosen more for the whimsy and fragrance. At this time of year, I like to go for sweet peas.

This article originally appeared on our sister site, Homes to Love.

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