When thinking about ways to beautify the home, a flower arrangement is a good way to add a special vintage touch.
Flowers are not just for weddings and funerals. They make an excellent decorating idea. Since vintage décor can be from a past century or a more recent decade, flowers bring color, artistry and a warm feeling to any room or entryway. Many vintage enthusiasts spend hours scouting out garage sales and thrift shops to find the perfect piece, but they often forget that flowers can offer a soft but unique accent to any decorating scheme.
Flowers Make The Home Look Inviting
A vintage look focuses on coziness and comfort. Its simplicity and nostalgia make visitors feel immediately welcome. Whether the room focuses on a warm fireplace, an antique coffee table or a decorative mirror that used to belong to grandma, making it a habit to buy flowers that match the color and decorative style of the room will keep that room looking pretty and inviting to both guests and family alike.
Vintage decorating schemes often consist of floral-patterned upholstery, cushions, throw pillows, coverlets and rugs. A spring bouquet in an antique vase placed on a dresser or nightstand can bring out the delicate rose colors in a rug, accent a bright green indoor palm tree or add a nice finishing touch to a small bookcase full of vintage collectibles. Likewise, a collection of red roses accented with fine greenery can upscale the look of handcrafted accessories, embroidery and simple sewing projects.
Since a vintage style offers many avenues for personal creativity, flowers make it easy to turn a plain room into something more inviting and cozy. Changing the arrangements on a regular basis grants the opportunity for switching out the flower display as well as accenting the personality of the room. That keeps the presentation from getting boring.
Bring the Outside Indoors with Flowers
Vintage decorating is a perfect match for those who love the outdoors. One-of-a-kind furniture pieces, rustic tables and chairs, a small grouping of hand-carved collectibles or rugged wooden frames displaying pictures of the family and family activities will add the perfect decorating touch to an otherwise modern home. Focusing on bringing the outside into the house through well-placed selective décor is a great way to provide comfort for those who would rather be camping or hiking.
It also makes the perfect choice for those who love gardening, landscaping and a well-manicured yard. While those who do not enjoy growing flowers, vegetables and other plants can easily buy flowers and houseplants to accent their vintage finds, those with a love for the outdoors can sometimes grow their own.
Ideas for bringing the outside indoors vary as wide as an individual’s creativity. Plants and flowers can be grown in a fish tank, in a gravy boat on the kitchen counter or in an old-fashioned canister set. Likewise, vases for purchased flowers can be just as unique and creative. Try painting a vintage honey bear container for a vase, cover a rectangular glass jar with wedding paper or appropriately dated newspaper, add flowers and greenery to an antique tea pot, or paint and appliqué an old bucket.
When you choose unique containers, make sure to arrange the flowers loosely and group them in a fascinating cluster of colors. They will look like a freshly cut bouquet freshly picked from the garden. A dazzling array of colorful flowers and greenery that complement and blend with each room’s décor will brighten up every room in the house and add a pretty, vintage look that guests and family can enjoy for days.
About the Author
Patricia Hall works part-time for a florist focusing on floral delivery but loves to surround herself with flowers at any given point of time. Even in her free time she loves to involve herself with everything flora and fauna.
‘To me there is nothing more beautiful and global as the language of flowers – it is the easiest to understand all around the world in the same way. That is one reason why I truly admire flowers for what they represent in some ways – unity of all mankind!’