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When bringing anything into the home, whether it is art, furniture or plants, it is important to recognize the intention of having the item part of your space. Ask yourself what you hope to achieve from an arrangement or live plants. To draw attention to a space or make the arrangement a centerpiece, opt for a larger scale and brighter colors. Alternatively, if you want a floral arrangement to blend into the space, try to find colors that stay within your home’s color palette.
Consider the other elements of the home. Do you gravitate towards earthy textures or sleek, contemporary finishes? Dried floral arrangements can provide an air of natural inspiration to a home with more organic forms and muted colors. Bolder design elements — such as open-concept floorplans and linear forms — visually favor a structured silhouette, like that of a calla lily or long-stemmed rose.
To add more life to a space, consider a live plant that will continue to provide beautiful foliage and lovely blooms. “A house is a home when it’s comfortable and you want to be there,” says Terry Rennolds of Little Eden. “Plants provide a nice aesthetic with all the different varieties there are to choose from — any color, any size. As an added bonus, plants also clean the air and have been proven to make people feel happier!”
Additionally, homeowners should consider the scents imparted by florals in the home. Eucalyptus is a beautiful complement in the bathroom or steam room for a pleasant, relaxing smell. Lavender works well in entryways as a lovely greeting for guests and residents. Try to avoid overly powerful blooms in the kitchen, as scent is known to interfere with taste.