Flowers in the Home

Spring is my favorite season!  I love the warmer weather, the longer days, and, most of all, the beautiful flowers that bloom every year.  It’s so nice to go from the greys of winter to the colorful rainbow the new season brings. tulips

Flowers in our front yard.

As daffodils and tulips pop up outside, I also enjoy bringing flowers inside to add a touch of the season to our rooms.

Flowers are a beautiful accent to any interior space and can be used all over the house throughout the year.  Whether you prefer arrangements that are traditional or modern, multi-colored or all one color, flowers always create a lovely accessory for any room.

flowers in the home

1. Peonies in a bedroom; 2. Wildflowers on a window sill; 3. Gerbera daisies in a dining room; 4. Lilac in a bathroom

When looking for flowers for everyday use or for special occasions, my go-to shop is Flowers Make Scents in Midlothian, VA.

Flowers Make Scents

At the shop, the friendly and knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you with whatever you may need.  When you first walk in you will be greeted by their cooler full of beautiful blooms, just waiting to be placed in the perfect arrangement.

Flowers Make Scents cooler

They also create unforgettable bouquets, tablescapes, and displays for weddings and other special events.

Flowers Make Scents weddings

Flowers Make Scents isn’t just for flowers though.  Stop in to find adorable home accessories and accents for yourself or as a thoughtful gift.  Right now, they are stocked for Easter and spring.

Flowers Make Scents home accessories

Shari and the team at Flowers Make Scents were gracious enough to let my sister Beth (of Beth Furgurson Photography) and I into the shop for an afternoon so that we could capture a few of their beautiful arrangements and share them with you. They created a variety of arrangements to show that no matter your taste, beautiful flowers are always in style!

The first arrangement is a traditional multi-bloom arrangement.

Flowers Make Scents traditional arrangement

The all-white arrangement is stunning and sophisticated.  I can see this used in an entry foyer or on a dining room buffet.  From New Year’s through Christmas this classic style can be used all year long.

The second arrangement is more modern in style.

Flowers Make Scents modern floral arrangement

The combination of the three spring flowers (hyacinth, daffodils, and tulips) makes this arrangement perfect for Easter and spring.  Use it as a focal point on a mantel, or place it on your bedroom dresser to greet you each morning.

The next arrangement uses only one type of flower, yet it is simply stunning.

Flowers Make Scents hydrangeas

The blooms of this antique hydrangea were so full it only took two stems to fill the vase!  To create an incredibly dramatic centerpiece, display three of these arrangements on a dining room table.  Another idea would be use these beauties in your guest room to welcome out of town visitors.

For the last arrangement, they designed this colorful bouquet.

This arrangement combines some of my favorite flowers – gerbera daisies, lisianthus, orchids, and daffodils – to create a cheerful piece.  I can see this arrangement on a kitchen table or in a sunny breakfast nook.  Or, if you’re like me, carry it with you from room to room to enjoy throughout the house ;).

Cut flowers are not the only option available when wanting to bring a touch of the outside into your home.  Plants are another way to add greenery to your space.  Place them in a cute pot or in a basket with a bow to complete the look.

Flowers Make Scents plants

If you have allergies, or want to have your arrangements stay fresh for longer than a week or two, Flowers Make Scents also has a beautiful selection of silk flowers.

Flowers Make Scents silks

When created by a knowledgeable professional, silk flower arrangements can be a gorgeous, long-lasting accessory for your home.

Flowers Make Scents silk arrangement

Thank you so much to Shari and the team at Flowers Make Scents for having us at the shop and for providing the fabulous arrangements!

Thank you also to Beth for helping me accurately capture the beauty of these flowers!

Head on over to facebook to check out and ‘like’ their pages  – Flowers Make Scents & Beth Furgurson Photography.

I hope we’ve provided you with some inspiration for using flowers in your home.

º What is your favorite flower? º Where in your home do you like to place arrangements?

*Comment on this post with your answers for a chance to win a $20 Flowers Make Scents gift certificate. A big thank you to Shari, owner of Flowers Make Scents, for donating the gift certificate!

(Winner will be chosen at random.  One entry per person.  Comments must be posted by Saturday, March 31, 2012 at midnight to be eligible for the gift certificate.)

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