Fresh Cut Flowers - How to Decorate Your Home for Fall With Flowers
As the weather gets cooler and the turning to fall colors occurs outdoors, it reminds us that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. For many, it's time to think about planning a lovely Thanksgiving meal for family and friends and it is the perfect time to refresh indoor spaces to reflect the change of seasons.
Taking care to update your home for fall is easy when you let yourself get inspired by nature. Think of the rich and lovely colors of fall flowers and bring the outdoors in. Adding fresh cut flowers and other seasonal plant elements inside is an easy way to cozy up the feel of your home. Let your inner decorator go wild with these easy fall flower decorating tips.
Despite the onset of cooler weather, the garden may still offer many flowers that make great fresh cut fall flower bouquets. So look to your own garden or even your favorite florist shop for inspiration. At home, hardy chrysanthemums, autumn joy sedum, vibrant sunflowers and autumn asters are all good fall cutting flowers. Use sharp pruning scissors to cut flowers and immediately place the stems in water. Also remove leaves that would be under water in a vase. Replace water in the vase every two days to guard against bacteria buildup.
Where flowers are placed in a room also has tremendous decorating impact. A simple trick is to create focal points with flowers. Consider placing an elegant arrangement on an entryway console, welcoming guests indoors. Dress up a living room mantel with beautiful autumn flowers for instant wow appeal. And nothing is more inviting then fresh cut flowers beckoning guests to the dining room table for a lovingly prepared Thanksgiving feast.
Think outside the box when it comes to the container used to display flowers. A brimming bouquet of fall flowers placed in a favorite antique glass water jug, a fish bowl, a cherished footed vase or even tea cups for smaller arrangements are all thoughtful options.
On your next autumn stroll, collect fallen tree branches and use them to enhance a bouquet of fresh cut flowers. This addition will add a modern touch while also providing height to the arrangement. Tree branches in a glass vase filled with fall gourds, (no water needed), is another simple idea to spruce up a room for fall.
Potted flowers and plants can quickly cozy up indoors spaces too. Imagine three equally spaced clay pots of chrysanthemums bursting with color atop a kitchen harvest table. A grouping of potted chili pepper plants on the kitchen counter is another lovely reminder of fall's beauty. Remember, grouped arrangements create greater visual impact.
With ease, now you can bring the hues of autumn indoors with fresh cut flowers, fall foliage and potted plants. By using these simple decorating tips you will instantly add warmth and beauty to your indoor spaces. Moreover, family and friends will marvel at the extra effort taken to make each room feel and look so inviting.
And whether you are the fortunate recipient of a florist designed Thanksgiving arrangement or you are using home grown stems, remember to keep flowers out of direct sunlight. Also move flower arrangements to a cool place at night. These simple tips will help keep flowers looking fresh, longer. And fresh flowers are always in style no matter what the season.