Legacy of flower decoration dates back to medieval times. Flowers were known for their medicinal attributes. Over the years, flowers have symbolized love, friendship, worship, respect, and have been an integral part of homes.
Flowers add character to a room. Thus, whether it’s orchids against a wall or bunch of lilies cheering up your dining table, flowers always add flair and finesse. For a long-lasting touch, dried herbs or artificial options can provide an appealing choice. Transform your home with flowers.
Conventional Flower Decoration
The traditional flower decoration, also known as Western flower arrangements, is a combination of different types and shades of flowers.
Flower bouquets are placed against the room walls, on a table, or a centerpiece in the foyer. If used on the dining table, the arrangement should be low and preferably accessorized with candles to add a hint of sophistication. Other methods use an assortment of flowers of different hues to match the décor of the surroundings. Cornflowers, calendulas, daisies, tiger lilies, carnations, larkspurs, and pansies are some of the favorite flowers used in this style of flower arrangement.
Japanese have a unique approach to flower arrangements, also known as Ikebana, which focuses on twigs and leaves rather than on the flowers themselves.
Twigs and leaves interspersed with several small blooms, complemented with a container, forms the Ikebana style.
Japanese flower decoration concept follows the Feng Shui that symbolize heaven, earth, and humankind (check Japanese Fengshui). Another more sophisticated form of Japanese flower decoration is the rikka – standing flowers. The style which emerged in the fifteenth century involves symbolism and is on its way to extinction today. The Japanese method can be used to adorn the dining table, corner table, or the bar top.
Indian traditional flower decor
The Indian flower decoration revolves primarily around worship. Dominated by vibrant hues of yellow, red, and saffron, the Indian style brings a dash of tradition into homes.
Indian flower decoration typically consists of Hibiscus, marigold, lotus combined with diyas, brass water containers, and incense sticks. Inside the home, floating flowers, meandering diyas, and candles can lend ethnic character to the decor.