I love to use fresh flowers and greenery in decorating my home. Do you? Fresh flowers and greenery add life to your rooms. Because they need some tending to – watering and possible cleaning up after dropped leaves or petals – it indicates real people live in the space. Here’s how to decorate with inexpensive fresh flowers.
Because fresh flowers can cost a lot from a florist you might want to find other sources from time to time. Now you can find good quality cut flowers at grocery stores with reasonable prices and good variety. Also, check out your local farmer’s market for home-grown cut flowers.
My favorite place to find them in is my yard where they cost next to nothing! While you have the initial expense of the plant, a little water and food, it still costs less than buying from a florist or grocery store. Or if you grow them from seeds, the cost is next to nothing.
I have a wall sconce from my days as a Southern Living at Home representative, in my entryway. It has two little vases that are meant to hold votive candles, however I love to use them as vases for flowers.
I just love passing the sconce and catching a glimpse of fresh flowers or greens. It brings a smile to my face. These flowers are Knock-Out Roses from bushes in my back yard. If you want to see how I used Shasta Daisies from my yard check out this post.
Another trick I use sometimes is to use just greens. They look fresh and alive without adding the color of a flower. Therefore it’s a more neutral look.
And at Christmastime, a few faux cranberries in the bottom and a few boxwood sprigs from my front yard bushed look festive!
So grab your scissors and head out to do some pruning and add a little life to your home!