Flowers Are the Perfect Design Accent in any Room

detail photo of orchids on contemporary bathroom sinkFlowers are the final design accent I add to rooms to make them complete. Flowers can always make or break a room with their softness, their drama and their fragrance.

Flower Color Choice

If I’m entertaining and need to pickup the “spice” of the room, I add colorful and dramatic flowers. In a monochromatic room, a shot of orange roses combined with yellow lilies can be an incredible coffee table addition. In a colorful patterned room, shades of white flowers such as roses, peonies, and hydrangea are always proper and calming. You need to look at flowers as art and position them based on their “weight” and color appropriately…small single flowers in glass vases on side tables and a globe-like cluster of one specific flower occupying a premier spot on the main coffee table.

Flower Fragrance

photo of purple flowers in vase on living room coffee tableIf I’m serving food, I try to stay away from using flowers that have a strong fragrance such as lilies, freesia, and lilacs. Too much “floral perfume” can destroy your taste buds and overwhelm your good food! But if your living space is being used for conversation or perhaps reading or relaxing, nothing can say as much as the soft, filtering fragrance of lavender or roses.

Remember that even grocery-store bouquets can be romantic. Take an inexpensive bunch, pull apart and position the flowers in a color oriented way and enjoy…the room will come to life with your expression of flowers! Don’t be afraid to experiment with many different kinds of flowers and if you don’t have an abundance of blooms, go outside and cut some greens from any tree or bush and they can add a dramatic volume to your arrangement!

Flowers are the final “signature” to deliver a room!