It is widely known that flower decorations can soften any room – and make already soft and feminine rooms positively dreamy! – but fresh flowers and foliage can also add surprising dimensions to ultra-modern and even industrial spaces, and work to bring your entire room together by picking up on color tones and hues already in place.
Whatever your home décor style – from Industrial Chic to Scandinavian Inspired – there are flower decorations you can use to complete the look and give your home a fresh, fragrant appeal. In this article the floral experts at Tesselaar Flowers look at 5 trending home décor styles and suggest the ideal flower and foliage choices to help bring them to life.
Inspired by the ocean, this look should be casually cool and evoke a feeling of relaxed, breezy seaside living. Characterized by the classic Ralph Lauren-inspired color palette of blue and white and with an emphasis on nautical or beach-themed décor pieces, flowers in blue, purple, green, white and yellow hues work best with this look. Ideal Coastal Living flower choices:alstroemeria, calla lily, daffodil, delphinium, hyacinth, hydrangea, tulip.
A style characterized by simplicity, functionality and organic timber furniture, which often features graphic/typographic artwork and geometric patterns and shapes. Scandinavian architecture shows off its minimalist design with bright white walls and sometimes floors, accented by pops of bold colour in furniture and décor and offset by soaring walls of glass sans window furnishings – let the natural light pour in! Ideal Scandinavian Inspired flower choices: amaryllis, cymbidium orchid, gum spinning, lambs ear, lilac, pussy willow, succulent varieties, tulip
Rustic Farmhouse/Shabby Chic
A farmhouse-inspired look that usually includes the use of weathered or white-painted furniture, floral prints in muted colors, and vintage accents. Fresh flowers are a must-have accessory to give this look its countryside appeal. Flower arrangements can either be large statement bouquets displayed in vintage vases or milk jugs, or minimal-stemmed arrangements in bottles or small vases, but should complement the muted tones already featured throughout the home. Ideal Rustic/Shabby Chic flower choices: astilbe, hyacinth, hydrangea, lisianthus, peony, rose, snapdragon, sweet pea.
A simple and clean design style focused on function and aged, utilitarian stylings, Industrial Chic features mature timbers, worn textures, and forged or welded metals like tin, aluminium, iron and steel. This style tends to look a bit on the masculine side, so foliage, bare branches and functional flowers and plants like herbs are best suited. Ideal Industrial Chic flower choices: callicarpa, ivy berry, kale, leucodendron ‘Safari Sunset’, lotus pods, nerine, privot berry, pussy willow, sea holly, tetragona nuts, wheat, white birch or white hydrangeas to soften the space.
Kitchen lighting is Firefly from CB2. The designer used three sets of this lighting to create this look.
This look is characterized by an ornate and decorative style, with rich details and extensive use of gold, antiques, heirloom furniture, layered window furnishings, and an abundance of fresh flowers arranged to look like they’ve been freshly picked from the garden. Ideal French Inspired flower choices: astilbe, carnation, chrysanthemum, dahlia, delphinium, hyacinth, hydrangea, lisianthus, peony, rose, snapdragon, sweet pea.
Paint color is Shoji White by Sherwin Williams.