Big flowers are an easy and inexpensive way to decorate and add a pop of color to any room. But they can also be unmanageable and awkward. Here are some easy ways to use big flowers in your home that maximize drama and minimize fuss.
Use tall arrangements to brighten up a boring wall. A wall like this, with the exposed brick, makes a great background but still needs some wow factor. A big arrangement is also a great idea for a wall that’s been striped, stenciled or painted with an accent color.
Low arrangements in bowls. This idea from Martha Stewart helps you perfectly mound a bunch of large flowers into a manageable arrangement you can use anywhere, from dining to coffee tables. Taking the height away from these blooms helps keep the drama but eliminates the awkwardness.
Perfectly polished pots. Huge blooms like hydrangeas in a mercury glass vase are easy to throw together. Find any container you like and paint with mercury glass spray paint available at most craft and home improvement stores.
Welcome wreath. I always have a wreath on my door. It’s how I was raised. Wreaths are a great place to use giant blooms, and you can use a variety of colors to make a wreath for every season. I love this initial version for spring, and this summer wreath makes great use of large blooms and greenery.
Multiple matching vases. This a great idea for those fun thrift or bargain store finds. Cluster together matching vases and place a single large bloom in each one. Anyone can do that!
So now, let’s break down some pretty awful ideas with big flowers.
This nursery idea. Babies are up and standing before you know it. Either thes flowers are going to get ripped off the wall, or worse, baby will dissemble and then attempt to eat them. Before you get hooked on any ideas for your baby’s room, check out these safety guidelines for nurseries. Consumer Reports specifically recommends hanging nothing over the crib, which basically flies in the face of every Pottery Barn catalog, ever.
A single giant, fake, paper flower as a wedding bouquet? Awful.
And just don’t use flowers for this. Ever.
Have fun decorating! Go big!