How to Decorate with Florals in Every Room

Succulents in a wooden bowl

Florals for summer…groundbreaking! Flowers bring a brightness, pop of colour, and a fresh scent to the home, which is why we love to decorate with them in every room. Whether you switch up the florals in your home weekly or prefer to save arrangements for special occasions, being creative with your florals can really make an impact. So, hold onto your gardening gloves as we unveil some charmingly unconventional ways to decorate with florals in your home.

Pastel Abstract Painting

Pastel Perfection

Coordinating flowers with your colorful interiors can be tricky. Many people opt for white arrangements for this very reason, but you don’t need to shy away from color just because your room already has a lot of it. Instead, lean in by choosing complementary hues. On this dresser, for example, we’ve placed a few peach-colored buds that harmonize with the pastel painting and lamp. Set on a tray with a few books, they really complete the scene in a meant-to-be kind of way.

Hydrangea Mania

In the South, you’ll find hydrangeas everywhere you look – from front yards to window boxes, dining tables to art galleries. There are plenty of reasons why these flowers are so popular including their large size, array of bright colors, and long lifespan. We love using two bunches in a simple, low glass vase to offset the volume of their blooms. In particular, hydrangeas look right at home in rooms filled with other Southern-inspired decor, like rattan furniture and baskets.

Hydrangea centerpiece
Eucalyptus in vases

Small, Yet Mighty

Instead of one large vase, experiment by using groupings of vases to create an airy, whimsical display. This works very well with single tulips, wildflowers, or sprigs of eucalyptus as seen here. Each stem has a lot of personality to show off – let it shine! Depending on the flower, you can arrange the vases in a cluster or keep space between them on a long table to create a delicate, clean arrangement.

Light as Air

While we adore overflowing bouquets of dense florals as much as the next person, there is also something to be said for a minimalist approach to flower arranging. In a room that already has a lot of decor, like the one pictured here, a wispy arrangement of a few sprigs of greenery can be far more appealing. When creating a more light and airy arrangement, a more chunky, grounded vessel helps to balance out the aesthetic.

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Flowers that add a pop of color

Bring the Drama

Flowers may be sweet, but they can also be dramatic. In a room with a lot of deep, dark hues, you can dial up the drama by adding a pop of color with a bold peony, dahlia, or rose arrangement. These flowers represent passion and their bold petals will catch every eye. You’ll love them so much that you’ll want them to become a permanent fixture in your room.

Find Floral Accessories at GDC Home

On the hunt for floral accessories? Stop by any of our three Charleston home design stores to discover a treasure trove of vases and vessels to showcase your blooms. From whimsical vintage-inspired designs to sleek glass orbs, we have a vase to flatter every flower.

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Blue Glass Vase

Hibiscus Glass Bud Vase

Mouthblown in Tuscany, the Hibiscus Glass Bud Vase comes nestled in Vietri’s signature gift box, complete with straw reminiscent of authentic Italian packaging.

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White Vases

Imperial White Vase Set

A number of historical vase shapes come together in the Imperial White Medium Vase Set to create a perfect grouping or to split apart for display.

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Rattan Whitewash Rectangular Tray

Provence Tray

Infinitely useful and naturally beautiful, pile delicious things onto this handwoven rattan tray and serve up style, structure, and an effortlessly tidy look – wherever you set the scene.

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Chantilly Garden Stool

This outdoor safe garden stool is the perfect accent table inside and outside your home.

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