Five Ways with Flowers

21st June 2014

So, the weather may not always be beautifully sunny here in the UK, but we can certainly pretend it is – thanks to the power of a few well-placed bunches of fresh blooms. If you’re a fan of flowers, you’ll know how they almost instantly make a room look better, with very little effort.

It’s why people add a bunch here and there to key rooms in their home when they’re preparing to sell, in the hope prospective buyers will snap it up quicker. And it’s probably also why people add them to both the  church and reception venue at weddings – flowers make everything look better. Holly Becker of the blog Decor8 knows this only too well, having released her book Decorate with Flowers recently.

With the on-going trend for gorgeous floral displays in mind, we’ve put together this very post: ‘Five ways with flowers’, to show you just how you can add a bunch of flowers to your home to add interest to any room.

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1. Transform Light Bulbs

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Of course, electricity and water don’t mix, so ensure you find a good – and safe – tutorial online before you try this one yourself at home. Basically, it’s old light bulbs used as vases and hung up to create a striking feature in your living room. It’s such a simple  – and cheap – idea, but really quite impressive. You could add a stem of something pretty here and there; you don’t need to cram these makeshift vases with flowers – they look equally as good with a few simple blooms.

2. Add to Glass Preserve Jars

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Ah, the classic Kilner glass jar! It’s really quite unbelievable just how many uses such a simple piece of kitchen equipment has. And here’s another cool idea for these glass preserve jars: fill one three quarters full with water, add a sachet of flower food and dunk some gorgeous flowers in. Next, add them to your bedside table, a dining room table, or a bathroom cabinet for a burst of fresh fragrance.

3. Create Vases from Soft Drink Bottles

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An old crate makes the perfect holder for a bunch of fizzy drink bottles, each featuring a stem of something cheery. We think these Coca Cola bottles look great in this rustic-looking tray. Pop this display in your garden during summer barbecues, or place on a kitchen surface for a gorgeous, vintage-inspired touch.

4. Upcycle Old Wellies

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We’ve seen this quirky trick quite a lot on Pinterest – adding flowers to a pair of printed wellies. These work just as well in the garden as they do inside, providing you’re careful when transporting them around the house – water spillages can occur, given that wellies are so wobbly! Why not add a pair to your hallway to add a nice touch when visitors walk through the doorway

5. Try a Lick of Paint 

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Chalk paint is a great invention in the world of DIY, as it can instantly be brushed onto just about any surface to create something gorgeous in the home. In the picture above, pastel shades have been used on old jam/preserve jars to make a pretty line-up of summer colour. Are you a fan of this look?

How do you display flowers in the home? Let us know by commenting below, and don’t forget to join us over on Facebook to see customers’ chesterfield photos and lots more.


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