Ideas How To Be Creative With Flower Decoration In Festive Seasons

Choose A Bloom Or Colour To Complement Your Home Decor This Festive Season

Aug 20, 2015

Entice all your 5 senses before exhibiting a good home show, temperatures have been plummeting and it’s time to take the year end celebrations indoor. A successful soiree calls for a colour palette according to your home decor-Ethnic, peppy, eclectic or minimal to work with, trigger the remote to revamp using innovative floral pomp in the market. Broadly speaking flower arrangement and decor are two varied genre while doing up your space:

Flower Arrangement is done to create fun lining with fragrant allure orchestrating via vase and pots arranging flowers artfully in brass artifacts, household wares and urlis for a festive oasis whereas Floral Decoration for that matter is done keeping in mind the textile pattern and delicacy of the painted tableware at your abode.

To host the perfect house party this season, here are some digs from across the Web to incorporate in your home with fresh picks for flower arrangements, floral decor ideas to add to the right mood for the festivities.

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All are Welcome in this Place

The first impression is through your entryway, create an impressionable entrance and beautiful feeling of fresh floral greeting into your abode.

  • Place large sculpture of idol or stands in stone, wood, terracotta, brass or metal to give a striking look.
  • Decorate steps as you walk along the way with potted flowers.
  • Deck it up with flower garlands and some flower rangoli on floor.


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Decorate Outdoors For leisurely pleasures!

While most of the festival is celebrated outside the house, the exteriors also deserve to be drenched in festivals fervor, get your gardens ready by planting flowers in creative ways before festival. Here's how:

  • Grow lotus pond in concrete or antique shallow pot in a sunny spot for exuberant and floating blooms.
  • Put in small decorative showpiece to add up the look, hang terracotta hangings or DIY products.
  • Paint your old cooker and tea cans in fun colours and use as containers for plant.                          

Just a perfect way to spend breezy morning, attract the eye and bring the space to life.



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Make your way to Garland Glory

Adorn marigold garlands and spring them upon doors, pelmets or curtain rods with festoons (thoran, bandhanwar) for demarcating entrance to your home.

  • On festival days fresh flowers are decorated in bunch but are perishable and wither in few days.
  • Otherwise artificial flowers can be hung around the year to avoid wear and tear and are long lasting.
  • Tickle your senses for innovative display ideas with a imaginary picture outline.
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Hang on There-Cover Stairways and Railings with Floral cords

Provide a visual interest for a grand look along the staircase. But why just consider railing along stairs? Balcony railing can also be decorated with quirky trends:

  • Hang garlands of marigold and tree leaves on your stair railings

  • Wrap garlands along the post

  • Slot planters onto the balcony rail


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Pretty Pretty Floral Home decor

Decorate living room by placing either fresh or artificial flower vases besides sofa or window to fill up empty spaces, spring unusual floating foliage to exude the spirit of festivities. As well table top with colourful bouquet on console or sprinkle glitter in clear flower vase and make it glamorous and a chic container.

Vastu Tip-Place tall plants in south-west direction of the house to stabilize finance and it also prevents misfourtunes in family or business.


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Matching Blooms to your Home Setup

Each home has its own personality like people, a thoughtful floral customization fall in various styles like Modern, Contemporary, Vintage, Classical Traditional, Victorian and Casual. This depends on:

  • Personality of the person

  • Choice of flower by colour and scent

  • Kind of message to be conveyed

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Floral Wall and Floor Theme

Love floral designs too much? Then why just focus solely on flower arrangement. Ceramic glass floor tile, ceramic wall tiles and floral vinyl decal stickers all can be decked up in the theme, to welcome your guest with warmth and affection. This feature just only resides in young girls rooms, it can mindfully be used with home furnishing.


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Spring summer floret theme plastel plush Trends

To add spring summer look to house, furnish floral plush textile style using water colour based prints. Pick first pattern with care and second with half colours of first, third should complement the others in smallest scale. 

  • Make your dining room or bedroom more vivacious and cheerful by including curtains, lamp shades, cushion covers, bedsheet, rugs in water accents to completely transform your space.

  • Classic arrangements with eye popping pink add flowers according to height for gorgeous looking cohesive colour scheme.


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Is your home breathing?

Incorporate greenery by bringing garden potted plants in your interior space to enhance the natural appeal, clean inside air and create a healthy environment.

  • Stage small plants on pedestal, brass containers, in earthen barns or white ceramic plant pots in nooks and corner of the house.
  • Replace showpieces with shoots or use big plants to stand alone.
  • Like- Aloe vera, Snake Plant, Jade Plant, Philodendron and Spider Plant.

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blossom Puja Room because Things can Change

Unlit the classic brass lamps and pooja thalis instead fill them with flower; boom your senses to decorate idols and their spots in floral essence. Also appropriate arrangements can be created befitting the occasion using traditional flowers over a metal thali such as- mogra, marigold, roses, mango leaves etc. have a twist to your peaceful surrounding with this stunning alternate theme for your Puja Room.



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Traditional and Ethnic Slender Flower Power

Free each Flower stem to stand tall individually and flaunt its beauty in a mixed rose bouquet vase rearranged creatively. Pluck marigold bud and place them in glass votives, place them around artifacts for heightened arrangement. Flower decoration not only should keep the entire aura mesmerized but instead entire year round for aromatic exuberance.



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Floral Rangoli

Engaging your family to create traditions that you imbibe over the years. Nothing gives anyone more pride than showing off their own creations. Bright and colourful rangoli made from flower petal gives a very inviting grandeur. Locate them in entrance or near puja room. just apt for a floor adornment.


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Floweret Kitchen Kindle

Entire sourcing of the festival is through kitchen why not replacing the fruit basket over countertop with flower giving fresh scents.

  • Fill glass jar with flower sticks along with food items like lime or berries to add twist.
  • Neutral flower go well with colourful fruits eg. lily's work best for such look and bright flowers with pulses and grains. It's a vice-versa tip and trick.
  • For backyard picnic use in house kitchen canisters for impromptu get togethers in a casual yet stylish display.
  • For a lively and serene getup, spring up a late blooming annual from garden and tuck into a pitcher vessel.

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Solids and By Colours Tone

Add tonal value with colours scheme. Don't be scared there's no right or wrong, set up a mood, go with instincts, add pop of colour for magic. Decorate your home by contrasting florals to decor, use red, yellow etc. to attract maximum attention and cool tones like whites and pastels for calmer nights. Team them in contrasting votives for cozy mood and bohemian ambience. Team flowers in cake dish, bright blooms in ice cream bowls for lively feel. Colour theme as per seasonal flower decoration with rooms is how we use complementary, analogous colour schemes with decor.


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Seasonal Delight

Natural vase out of cut Pumpkins basket makes a great flower holder filled with seasonal flowers for a fall table combo look.

  • You can as well creatively cut the pumpkin in zigzag form.
  • Place a block of wet foam inside the pumpkin to pierce fall blooms around it.




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Fairy Window Ideas

Window sill is a topographic place to embellish as per one's taste, compose pots and vases according to space but don't clutter the ideal idea of bringing greenery inside.

You can team flowers with:

  • Create a sit out place for reading

  • Place candles for romantic mood in the room

  • Decorate statues for silhouette on sunny days

  • Place bright vase produced with paints

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Dry Flower Arrangement

Dried flowers are a good budget idea, it is one of the many to make your home look beautiful and add life. They are sufficient to be attractive over side tables and not withering like fresh flowers with a limited time beauty. Place botanicals in a potpourri, vase or make picture frames. Add fragrant incense with potpourri oil, candle scent or soap scent to wood chips or wood curls, rose, pine, lavender and chamomile buds.

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Faux Floral Fashion at home

Home trends have always been inspired by fashion trends and vice versa. Adapt the colours to your home. Florals can be either soft and romantic or can be bold and eye catching.

  • Artificial flowers-Available in various colours per stick or as a bouquet. Advantage of them is they don't wither away as they are plastic made.

  • Bead flowers-Wire and beads start your weaving adventure. Easy to maintain and adds shine if placed in line of light.

  • Silk flowers-They give lifelike look. Due to their soft touch they are known as silk flowers.

  • Glass flower-Stylish flower difficult to cast, that's why they cost more.

These are great alternative to fresh flowers providing beauty year around. They can be used to accent wreaths, floral arrangements, bouquets and corsages.


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Yearn a Change with Kitsch Decor

Get your creative juices flowing and mix-match colours with patterns. Arrange flowers in various styles to let the decor speak for themselves:

  • Group flowers to form bouquet arrangements

  • Line as ikebana decoration that traits vertical alignment

  • Stack as tier for towering

  • Heap as a collective bunch

  • Hang them as suspenders

  • Spread for a grand gardenia
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Floating Flower Arrangement

Fill up a shallow barrel with flower petals over water base for floating appearance.

  • You can as well spread petals at the base with diyas in curvilinear or scatter pattern for more added appeal.
  • Why limit to one base try vertical cylindrical flower float, submerge orchids in glass vase for a clear floating illusion.

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Alliums Bulb in Crystal Vase

Globe-shaped blooms in the garden floating above other plants can help break the monotony with their petite sphere shape when placed in long vertical glass . These ornamental onions can be delightful over consoles or help complete void with their levels.  

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Fan Style Flower Arrangement

Flowers make people happier and they act as sunshine while giving aesthetic appeal to the interiors. Flower arrangement can be defined as an art of organizing and grouping flowers in a way that forms harmony of colour and texture. They can be extensive according to their placement such as lobby or room decor. Fan shape arrangements are low and spreads horizontally over dining tables or in corner pedestals without obstruction and is the most common style adopted by arrangers.

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Dome Shaped Blooms

Jump start spring for a combination any women will love. Use cake stand or fish bowl to place coloured floral domes to master the dense eye pleasing set up.

  • Rose globe add a perfumed touch to the area and plays up the flowers prettiest feature.
  • Carnation buds with flowers possess captivating petals into a dense linear display.
  • Cluster dahlia domes, chisel foam sphere to sit on cake stand and soak 30min. in water. Clip the short stems into the foam until covered.
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Triangular Flower Arrangement

Most common bouquet style used for personal and professional functions. Their arrangement is particularly set keeping a focal point and then assembling them height wise. they are best suited for side tables and in ceremonies for their added height appeal.


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Crescent Shape Flower Decor

This kind of arrangement requires skill and expertise. This moon shaped asymmetrical formal arrangement looks beautiful to catch the attention of guest. Apt for coffee tables with carnation and stems which can fold easily.


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Ikebana Flower Arrangement

This japanese flower arrangement style is known to keep flowers alive. It matches very well with light coloured wall or brick wall in any kind of home decor, there is a hidden catch behind its arrangement like:

  • Silence- Signifies peace of mind and nurtures tolerance

  • Minimalism-Influenced by Buddhist ideologies

  • Shape and Line-Shapes are minimal lines and gracefully natural

  • Form-Generated with the design

  • Humanity-Make it a reflections of your feelings

  • Aesthetics-Draws inspiration from japanese culture

  • Structure-Is a scalene triangle denoting heaven, earth and humanity

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Declutter Your Home

Curb the emptiness or dark corners in your home with that extra something. Create a subtle piece and be your own designer, give makeover to the table top, here's how:

  • Put glass-less frames etched with led light for the extra ambient

  • Create a mini mood board

  • Embrace mirrors with fabric flowers

  • Replace tea lights with floral candles

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Balancing Vase Size with Flower Size

Arranging proper vase size is an integral part of flower arrangement. Selecting aromatherapy and colour therapy both in one spot for harmony and peace of mind.

  • Tiered Tower-Get a boost of cutting from your backyard and throw them scattered for this quick decor idea as tablescape centerpiece.  
  • Low Earthenware-Scatter white rose petals in a terracotta plate with tea lights to make a lovely center of interest or place sticks in urn ornamental containers for bright daytime decor against French windows like sunflower in Urn.

  • Flowers in Glass-Purpose your fruit baskets by filling sand and stones composing of bloomed lush leveled flowers for display making a perfect accent for any occasion.

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Stage Maintenance Free Succulents

These plants can be contained in vintage silverware (ice cream dishes), wooden bark, as hangings in birdcage, a sweet alternative to the typical votives when grouped together creates wild look.

  • These are also known as fat plants as they store water  
  • Are low on maintenance and add greenery
  • Toughest plants and can literally take care of themselves
  • Like- Podocarpus Bonsai, Pink Syngonium, Sageretia Plant, Succulent Plant and Oxycardium Plant
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Mood changer: Infuse Energy and Peace

Flowers are known to impart health benefits, a major factor keeping in mind while decorating home. Be it living or working space they match our mood accordingly play with flower accessories as tea infusers, USB sticks, wall frames, cushion covers or flower shaped furniture for relaxed and energized soul. Go by the colour therapy ease depression, expand social networking and refresh memory. Just feel the magic.

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Garden in a Fishbowl

Upcycle an old jar or bowl to use it as a plant holder. No other better way to go green than this, it makes for an excellent window sill accessory.  

  • Ideal Lilliput world in a fishbowl, with miniature samplings
  • Seashells seems great around glitzy decor in a clear bowl
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Fun Flower Placement

Creative floral displays can be fun, artfully arranging flowers in different concept vessels on floors, walls, water or slabs:

  • Gleaming Glass Vase-Drop case hanging baskets on walls with glass vase are effective for space saving ideas, so elegant and simply beautiful.

  • The Magic of Flowers in Mini Topiaries-Cut the stems of different lengths for asymmetrical shape blooms in a trendy glassware. Lollipop shaped stylish table decor complementing vessels.

  • Mason Jar Arrangement-Hang around twine, wrap foil or ribbon around them. Mason jars filled with wildflowers make the ultimate centerpieces.



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Long Lasting Orchids

Eye catching and easy to maintain, they make an ideal setting for entertainment by the window side. This is how you can experiment with them:

  • Showcase your design style-They are highly versatile and comes in various colours to fit in your classic or contemporary decor.
  • Give your health a boost-Flowers bring in positive feelings and create a sharing environment.
  • Long-Lasting blooms-Exuberance of flowers is short-lived but not with orchids. They are organ less plants and need water once in ten days, indirect sunlight and mild humidity will do wonders to the plant.

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Display your plants in a chic way

Whether on a dining table or vanity, these floral arrangement are a great way to freshen up any space. Just plan quirky vessel settings around and cover your blooms:

  • Vase Coat -Cover your jam bottles with threads to make bright sunny flower holders for a rustic look.

  • Bleed Metal-Use a metal vase and place it in a simple setting with other metal, brass accessories to show them off to their best advantage.

  • The Magic of Flowers in Peculiar Vessels- Cut the stems of different lengths for asymmetrical shape blooms in a trendy glassware to give a pleasing effect.

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Plant jars

Cut branches in different colours in clear bottles jars shelf or as table decor. Upcycle an old jar to use it as a plant holder. No other better way to go green than this, it makes for an excellent table filler or kitchen window sill accessory. Place tiny votives between the jars for another shape to the seasonal mix.



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Branches And Fruits

Fill glass tumblers with snips of fall branches with lime or berries to add twist and shine along giving colour and stability to the container. This makes for a elegant and inexpensive arrangement. Look for interesting shapes of leaves along branches, layer them for a textured look in vivid hues.


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Petal to Mettle

Accessorize avec simple piece of plant art which is a versatile idea to jazz up your wall that's oh so simple and makes your friends go WOW! Highlight the leaf by pressing on a frame.Try with petal, leaf patchwork over glass frame.

  • Just fold the edges in 45 degree or place them one above

  • Tada! a fantastic wall art is ready. Frame according to choice


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Two Tone Flowers

Brighten up the celebration by clubbing either fiery with neutral tone or muted hues, try any tone of flowers in a bouquet to add double delight.

  • Fierce Red-Seal the deal with a bold statement. Let the stiff stem and flower gently hang by the edge of the container with clash of warm hues for a daytime decoration.

  • Muted Hues Flower Arrangement-A celebration of rich muted hues and textures fuchsia flowers provide fullness, while the fillers function as accents.

  • Fireworks Display-Take cue from Dutch painters and group blooms in dazzling vessels in an assorted display of different colours.

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Floral Wall hangings

To keep the look and feel of a light fixture use flower chandeliers, cover them with greenery at top and try hang long strips of flowers for dramatic appearance.


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Swing decor

Festivals are about familiarity, tradition and nostalgia. Build a collection of treasured items and pass on to generations. One such is swing decorated by hanging floral cords making a sweet statement for the ceremony in addition to stories associated with them to tell.


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Up for Snap Craft

Creative Quilling Designs requires patience, neat hand work with just two simple steps:

  • Slice up paper strips

  • Get set roll

Paper art is filled with delicate colour sense and intricate designs. Deck up cards, walls or make jewellery. This artwork is one of its kinds.


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Recycle Ideas with Concrete Glass Vase

Make your living room look personal and delightful with this contemporary idea of upgrading your planter vessel with concrete splash. Rough look of the material adds up to the living decor. All you need is 1 part concrete, 4 part sand and water (less water the stronger the casting will be). Mix the paste to a smooth consistency in a bucket and place the vessel in the mix, tap the concrete to release air bubbles and let it settle overnight. Cut the chase insert long leaf into the vessel.

To create abstract eye-catching look which acts as a shortcut to decor with just clear materials, simple and clean look. Cut fresh cut flowers and place them in acrylic containers filled with water add a drop of food colour and voila!

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Upcycled Paper Flowers

For inexpensive, easy paper flowers turn old book pages, maps into eco-friendly floral arrangements. Use them single or in several to add personality to display. Here's how you go:

  • Draw spiral on a sheet of paper    
  • Cut out along the lines
  • Roll up the spiral from outside till the end
  • Glue the flower from loosening up with time

                                                                                                                            

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Leaf art

Unfurl the michelangelo in you and get hold of a canvas or crafting paper, paste leaves or dap them in paint and stick the impressions over the canvas. Hang them above bed or sofa with removable adhesive tapes for high impact.

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Alice in wonderland

Tissue paper pom poms are so whimsical and fun, just look like blooming peonies. Oh! They are so inexpensive, you can make them in any size and colour and arrange them in any fashion say, stick on walls, hang from ceiling as pendant light or festoon string, table display and place over votives. Lusting for floral backdrop? last but not the least create this harvest buffet backdrop with large paper sheets or tissue paper for an extra pop of colour. 

Ritika Bhasin
Ritika Bhasin

Hello there, I am Ritika Bhasin, an Architecture and Kathak graduate with a keen eye for interiors. My blogs are my alternate perspective to design and its allied fields through knowledge personified and documented. As a child I was always inspired by colours, texture, home styling and decor made me happy! It’s similar to designing ... | more articles from Ritika

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