How to Use Florals in Decorating

Bringing Blooms Indoors

As the temperatures rise and you look inside, you may be thinking of integrating florals into your decorating. After all, they are a great way to add dimension and color to a room. When you live at Williamsburg North apartments in Indianapolis, you are close to top retailers and other hotspots to help you find inspiration. However, when you get back home, how do you translate that inspiration into something special instead of something that looks like a great grandma’s sitting room? Here are our top tips to help you! 

#1: Organic and Abstract

Floral motifs are a popular design element because they feature organic, soft lines. This is a great way to keep your space from feeling too cold and plain. If you want the touch of softness from a floral element but don’t want to overdo it, then it’s a smart move to combine floral elements with abstract elements. For example, if you’re working on a dining area, you can make your focal point a large, abstract painting and then create contrast with a floral arrangement on the table. This will keep your space looking both modern and classic. 

#2: Bold but Neutral

If the idea of floral prints is overwhelming for you, then you don’t have to go straight to big splashes of color. Instead, pick a floral print that’s made in neutral colors. This gives you the benefit of the interesting shapes and dimensionality of florals without the intense colors. If you want a 3D element, try dried grasses and reeds in a vase or jug. If you want a 2D element, then you can look for some new window treatments or pillowcases. Look for subtle tones, like beige and cream, for a fresh look or deep tones, like black backgrounds with white or gray prints, for a luxurious look. 

#3: Fresh or Dried

A huge decision when you get ready to incorporate floral elements is fresh or fake? Instead, a great compromise is to use dried flowers. This is helpful on multiple levels. First, you can avoid the expense of buying large fake flowers to make your arrangements. Second, you can have fun changing up your arrangements more often by taking fresh flowers and creating dried bouquets. It’s as easy as tying them up, hanging them upside down, and, for added longevity, spraying them with hairspray. If you’re wondering where to find the fresh flowers you need, then you can start at local farmers’ markets. At Williamsburg North, you can easily visit the large Broad Ripple Farmers’ Market and Binford Farmers’ Market nearby to find plenty of local flowers. 

#4: Traditional and Unconventional

It’s possible you want to use floral elements in your decorating but don’t really love the classic floral prints. Luckily, you can be traditional or unconventional and still be on top of the style game. Florals are no longer limited to traditional prints like the ones on old teacups and sofas. Instead, change things up with floral prints that are designed to be fantastical, whimsical, and completely unrealistic. Another way to be different is to choose prints with oversized blooms to make a truly bold statement. 

#5: A Bunch or a Touch

Venturing into florals can feel like a big commitment, but there’s no reason to panic. There’s no hard and fast rule that says you have to use large bunches of flowers in every room of your home. In fact, you don’t have to use large bouquets at all. There are many design trends that include using a singular bloom here and there for a pop of color. For example, if you choose fresh flowers, you can remove the blooms from the stems and arrange them in a shallow bowl of water. This is just a touch of floral fun without a lot of maintenance. You can also go for tall but thin vases that only have room for a singular stem or two at a time. Again, you get the floral look but don’t have to worry about maintaining large bouquets or overwhelming the rest of your design. 

If you’re looking for the ideal space to feature your new floral designs, then take a look at Williamsburg North. Our apartments near Binford are in an ideal neighborhood for finding all the floral elements you need. Binford Boulevard and Allisonville Road are main Indianapolis thoroughfares that take you quickly to places like Keystone at the Crossing, Glendale Town Center, and more. Are you ready to come home to style and comfort? Call our leasing office at (317)-648-5854.