Christmas does not have to be all red and green, or poinsettias
and holly. Flower varieties and colors are endless. This holiday,
choose flowers that complement the style of your home.
Flowers for an Elegant Home
If you pride yourself on your elegant home, make sure that the
floral arrangements you choose enhance your home's sophistication.
Try roses, gladiolus and calla lilies in white and embellish with
silver or try a red and matte gold theme. Create that wow factor
with a tall arrangement of gladiolus or calla lilies arranged
loosely in a crystal vase. Place the arrangement in a high traffic
area of your home so that it will not be missed. For an elegant
centerpiece, try an eye level arrangement of all one flower, like
beautiful roses, cut to the same height. Add some Christmas flare
with evergreen or mistletoe.
Flowers for a Modern Home
Decorations in a modern home tend to be minimalistic giving you
the perfect slate to be daring with your flowers. Choose bold,
exotic flowers like anthuriums, birds of paradise, calla lilies
and orchids. Display your arrangements in a frosted glass, pewter
or stainless steel container to keep that modern edge. Play with
color like blue and silver or mix things up with orange and lime
green or hot pink and teal. Add drama by pairing large blooms
like peonies, sunflowers or hydrangeas with smaller blooms or
throw in dramatic textures like belles of Ireland, evergreen branches
or wax flower with softer blooms.
Flowers for a Country Home
When you've gone country, simple flowers like daisies, carnations,
alstroemeria and chrysanthemums will add to your home's charm.
Whether you go with a mix of colors or the traditional Christmas
red and green, dress up your arrangements with pine cones or holiday
ornaments and display in a pretty vase or pitcher. Plants arranged
in a decorative holiday basket also express country style. Try
using a wreath as a centerpiece and fill the center with candles,
ornaments, yummy Christmas candy or glittery pine cones.
Flowers for a Romantic/Victorian Home
Let fragrance and rich hues enhance the sensuality of your romantic
home. Choose fragrant flowers like roses, peonies, lilacs in lavish
shades of purple and burgundy and display in a crystal, white
or silver container. Adorn with strung cranberries or jewel toned
beads for extra flare.
Regardless of the style, flowers will keep your home fresh and
vibrant throughout the holidays. Christmas trees and poinsettias
may be the most popular plants during the holidays, but they don't
have to be the only plants spreading Christmas cheer. Flowers
will help enhance your mood and keep you energized throughout
the holidays. Have a wonderful holiday!