Decorating with flowers is a fantastic way to personalize your decor while adding a touch of elegance and refinement. There’s a bloom for every occasion and an arrangement for every style. However, decorating with fresh bouquets every week isn’t realistic for most aspiring home designers.

Here are five gorgeous ways to use flower decorations in your home for continuous enjoyment.

Dry Your Favorite Bouquets

Have you ever had a stunning floral arrangement that you hope never withers away? You can save your favorite bouquets as a permanent decoration by drying and preserving them. This decor strategy will balance your love of decorating with flowers with a sustainable, chic twist. 

Start by hanging the flowers upside down in a dark, dry area with decent ventilation. Leave the flowers to dry for a few weeks until all moisture has left the blooms. When the blooms are dehydrated, spray them with an unscented hairspray to help maintain their color and structure. Display your arrangement in an area protected from direct sunlight to preserve the hue of the petals.

Create a Floral Wreath

When people envision floral wreaths, they often picture garish, overstated pieces prominently displayed at graduations and funerals. However, you can put together a sleek, chic, modern floral wreath that makes a stunning accent piece for your home.

Start with a simple bamboo hoop, and add a few flowers and pieces of greenery using a fishing line and floral tape. This is an excellent way to display dried flowers in a unique, fun fashion. You can also create seasonal floral wreaths with fruit and herbs for an aromatic, temporary decor piece. 

Frame Pressed Flowers

Flower pressing is a traditional art form that’s coming back in a big way since the pandemic. You can create your own flower pressing kit using books or get a flower pressing device for consistent results. Use blank paper for your flower pressing or upcycle old books for a romantic, vintage backdrop.

To press your flowers, place them in a book between pages with ample weight on top. You can also use a water-free iron to press your flowers between two pieces of parchment paper or vellum. Frame the flowers in upcycled frames that suit your home’s style. This project is a fun way to save blooms from your favorite bouquets or garden.

Create a Living Wall

Many flower lovers prefer living plants to fresh-cut flowers. They find something beautiful in tending to a living plant that blooms again and again. 

One of the best ways to decorate with flowers is to create a living wall with perennials. Building a living wall can take time and planning, but it’s worth the effort. Consider incorporating flowers that bloom at different times, so there’s always a floral display. Fill the gaps with succulents and greenery for a one-of-a-kind decor piece.

Use Unique Vessels

Finally, change the vessel rather than the flowers. Display your bouquet in a geometric wall planter, a teapot, or even a candelabra.

Your home will look incredible with these unique floral decorations.

By Manali