Decorating With Flowers

By Robert Robillard on Design, Landscape

Decorate your Home With Flowers From Your Own Garden

Carpenters don’t really care about decorating with flowers.

As a carpenter my thoughts and plans often revolve around details and ideas that make a house more aesthetically pleasing, historically correct or just plain functional.  Things like crown molding, built in cabinetry, wainscoting, columns and accent lighting often come to mind.

The reality is that after I leave it’s up to the folks who live int he house to furnish and decorate their home – hopefully tastefully and in a way that complainants my finish carpentry details!!!

Decorating With Flowers:

Attention to detail is very important in interior design, and at the end of the day it is often these details that make a house into a home. Using flowers and plants from your backyard flower garden is a simple, cost effective and effective way to add color, character and elegance to a room.  You don’t need to buy expensive flowers from the florist; a simple flower picked in the garden, or even leaves and branches, can be redisplayed in such a manner that it  instantly transforms a room.

Yesterday while planning a cocktail party for friends my wife and friend decided they were going to use flowers from our garden to add several table and counter focal points of color, interest and warmth inside the house.

By using flowers from our gardens and making fresh flower arrangements they were able to create the look of several flower arrangements that would have normally cost several hundreds of dollars to purchase.   Arrangements like these add an air of elegance that is hard to ignore.

Floral Motivation:

Most people look at flower arrangements inside the home as just decoration but my wife tells me that they connect her to what’s going on in nature.  Basically they bring her beautiful outdoor gardens indside.

She also feels that cutting theses flower help stimulate the blooming process of her plants. The cut flowers tend to last at least one week inside, and we are able to replace them weekly with the next bloom.


Decorating With Flowers – Tips:

  1. If your interested in decorating with flowers from your yard choose a vase that complements the room decor, its color or its mood and use fresh, in-bloom flowers.
  2. Use other materials to enhance your arrangement.  Items such as green plants and tall grasses to compliment and contrast the flower colors.
  3. Find flowers that accent your spaces. For example, use large, opulent plants and flowers such as peonies, gladiolas and sunflowers in grand entries. Dainty flowers, such as daffodils and baby’s breath, are beautiful on a small table or smaller space.
  4. In small confined areas create small accents with your flowers.  In large open spaces create dramatic arrangements to fill the space.

Whether you are decorating a table for a party or simply adding color to your home, get inspired but the beauty of nature and bring it inside!

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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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