You can create a serene setting with plants; try cloud-like ferns and sculptural cacti.
Soft coffee “tables” create inviting lounging and provide table space; try square shapes instead of the traditional rectangles.
Chrysanthemums in a serene green shade make perfect floral accents.
To eliminate clutter and create sleek storage at the same time, place small items in pull-out baskets and store on shelves. This works great in any room!
Feathers (available at most craft stores) make great decorative accents; Try tucking a quill under candles, into curtain tiebacks; or you can pin one to a pillow.
Tone-on-tone neutrals are always soothing, especially when used for bedding.
(Types of) Flower Displays
A Simple “Bunch”-This traditional arrangement gets a fresh twist by using only one or two flower types. To Make: Grasp a handful of stems, making sure their heads all meet to form a bowl-like dome of blooms, then cut the ends at a slight angle.
Floral “Floor Show”-Flowers and plants can also be displayed on the floor! To Make: Start with at least a dozen stems about 20” tall. Gather into a bunch and trim 1” from bottoms of stems to preserve freshness. Place flowers in a tall vase or or pot and set on the floor alongside a chair or table.
“Just Fallen”-The look of “just fallen” petals enhances the natural beauty of any display of fresh flowers, especially roses. To Make: Gently pull one petal at a time from a loose flower. Scatter petals randomly around the arrangement.
Minimal and Tropical-For an exotic and tropical appeal that's sure to be eye-catching, here's what to do.To Make: Start with three showcase blooms (for example, calla lilies). Holding the three stems so that the blooms are at different levels, cut the ends on an angle. Place the flowers in a vase. Add some leaves or twigs for contrast.
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