Decorating with flowers

Living decorations for your home

Whether they are in a bouquet or in a greenhouse, flowers are a beautiful type of decoration that allows you to bring a meadow in the summer or a jungle directly into your own home. Whether your favourite type of flowers are hydrangeas, roses, lilies or orchids, our ideas enable you to create your own paradise of flowers!

How to arrange cut flowers in the best possible way

A bouquet instantly brings more life and pleasure into your apartment. You can arrange a large bouquet in a prominent place or, if you prefer a casual way, several small bouquets in various corners. A little tip: cut the stem immediately when you arrive at home after buying the flowers and put them in water. However, you will need to wait thirty minutes before you can start with the arrangement. You can also cut a cross into the stem of flowers that are particularly thirsty, which lets the beautiful flowers absorb even more water.

Cut the stems immediately when you get home so your flowers will last longer.

Cut the stems immediately when you get home so your flowers will last longer.

As far as arrangements go, you can choose the classical vase. You have a wide choice of colours, shapes and materials and will most definitely find one to your liking. However, if you find vases boring, there are many other options. For example, an old beer stein works as well as an enamelled milk churn from a flea market. Bottles have been popular for a while now. Simply remove the labels from the wine and water bottles from your latest party and use them as a vase for single long-stemmed flowers. Bowls are also great for flower arrangements. Get some dianthus flowers in different colours, fill the bowls with water and put the flower heads into the filled bowls. You have just created your own little pond.

Are vases too boring? With bottles and cups you can join the trend.

Are vases too boring? With bottles and cups you can join the trend.

Do you already have a greenhouse?

Do you only know greenhouses from the garden or big plantations? By now there are also small greenhouses for your apartment, in which you can grow more than just herbs. The small greenhouses, made from metal, wood and glass look attractive and modern and allow you many opportunities to recreate your mini garden over and over again. How about a Mediterranean landscape? Pick some lavender, rosemary, basil and sage and add some stones, small pieces of driftwood and mussels to your Mediterranean garden. If you prefer it more tropical, you can choose mini orchids and ferns. Both live happily together and provide a beautiful picture.

Mini greenhouses for your apartment are perfect for herbs or a landscape full of flowers.

Mini greenhouses for your apartment are perfect for herbs or a landscape full of flowers

If you have little time to maintain your garden and would like something easy-care, you could also create a mossland. The deep green would look beautiful in your greenhouse and does not require any care. If you hare on a tighter budget or prefer a more original greenhouse, you could also easily build your own greenhouse. In that case, you can use a pretty cake plate and a glass cover. In this improvised greenhouse you can put some lilacs and peonies in small water glasses for example, and loosely arrange small individual flowers on the plate.

There is an easy-care option: mosses and cactuses provide beautiful landscapes

There is an easy-care option: mosses and cactuses provide beautiful landscapes

Learn the Japanese art of flower arrangement

If you fancy focusing further on the art of flower arrangement and would like to add a minimalistic, Asian touch to your apartment, Ikebana is exactly the thing you are looking for. Originally this Japanese art style served as a way of allowing nature to enter your living room and, at the same time, create cosmic order: You show your relationship to nature in the arrangement, but also freely express your emotions. Ikebana always uses flowers that are in-season and tries to harmonically combine structure, rhythmicity and colour. The three lines are especially important and besides the blossoms, stems and leaves, branches and vases also play a significant role.

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, literally means ‚giving life to flowers‘

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arrangement, literally means ‚giving life to flowers‘

Your new housemates are Olive, Lavender, and Agave

The art of Ikebana is very meditative and offers, in addition to a pretty end product, a great way to spend your time. If you really want to learn the art of Ikebana, you can even take classes in it! Of course it is not necessary to make a science of it. Simply get some small metal flower-arranging trays from the shop and choose the branches of your favourite flowers. It does not matter whether you pick the branches of lilies, callas, primroses or cherry blossoms – everything is allowed! Arrange the flowers and branches onto the plant tray/holder to your own liking and create the perfect setting for your pieces of art in beautiful vases or bowls.

Arrange your plants in interesting vases the traditional way

Arrange your plants in interesting vases the traditional way

Why houseplants are back in fashion

Indoor plants were for a long time considered to be bourgeois and were also associated with dusty offices in the tax office rather than a cosy home. However, since last year the latest, indoor plants have undergone a revival that will last for a long time. One of the reasons for this revival is the beneficial effects of plants: they improve the indoor atmosphere and well-being. Depending on how much space you have available, you can truly go wild and change your living room into a jungle! In order to do so, take some fern, various palms and taros and combine these green plants with colourful flowers that will enhance the tropical atmosphere. The Swiss cheese plant is very popular, as it is especially easy to care for and maintain. However, the clusia plant is also well-suited to living rooms as it is does not need direct sunlight and feels comfortable in the half shade.

Combine palms and fern with colourful flowers to create a perfect atmosphere.

Combine palms and fern with colourful flowers to create a perfect atmosphere.

The snake plant and the flamingo flower are other plants you can use to upgrade your apartment. If you like the bohemian look, you can take cactus, succulent and agave and arrange these in earth-coloured pots. For fans of the Mediterranean Sea we would recommend a small olive tree that can also create good moods on the balcony. Regardless of the indoor plant you choose, combine it with cut flowers or other flower arrangements to add a skilful touch of colour.

Try out different colour schemes of potted plans and cut flowers.

Flowers on the windowsill, on the walls and on the sofa

You don’t really have a green-thumb but would still like to have some colourful decorations with flowers? No worries, you do not have to have real plants in your apartment to know the true promise of orchids, roses and co. Flower prints have been in fashion for a while and continuously reappear. No matter whether they are on tapestries, curtains or pillowcases, there is a great selection of colours and themes that will suit any interior. If you like the vintage country-home style, we recommend soft prints with scattered flowers, pink roses or white flowers. Pick some semi-transparent white curtains with a scattered flower print and also accentuate your sofa by getting new pillowcases.

Decorate in an easy and individual way by using pillowcases with pictured flower patterns

Decorate in an easy and individual way by using pillowcases with pictured flower patterns

You can also let us print your favourite flower pattern from your latest trip onto a pillow in our shop to personalise your apartment even more! Another great idea is cups with flower patterns: choose some nice pictures and let us print them onto ceramic mugs for you! If you would like to create a tropical atmosphere, you can decorate one wall with leaf and flower patterned wallpaper. If you want to avoid that your decorating becomes too colourful and overwhelming, it is advisable to focus on only one style and one colour scheme. Particularly focus on highlights, as less is often more.

Add some colour to your everyday-life: colourful flower patterned cups

Add some colour to your everyday-life: colourful flower patterned cups

Find the appropriate frame for your flowers

Last but not least, we would like to show you another way of decorating with flowers: images of flowers capture the atmosphere of nature very well and immediately make your room look more personal and comfy. There are many art prints with a flower motives, but you can of course get active as well: take a trip to the countryside and start a photo-safari. Take pictures of magnolias, a colourful meadow in the summer, fields full of lavender or tropical flowers during your next holiday. You can also transform your garden into a photo studio and take pictures of your carefully grown roses. With us you can then order a print of one of your pictures with a size of your choice onto canvas, forex or acrylic glass. You will then soon be able to decorate your living room with this print! Decorating with flowers gives you endless opportunities and does not limit your fantasy, just get started immediately and turn your favourite idea into reality!

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