Summer flowers for creative decor

After having endured a winter that seemed like an eternity, spring has finally arrived and summer is on the way. When the temperatures rise, the days get longer and birdsong becomes the order of the day. This gives us all the more reason to celebrate! The smell of fresh summer flowers fills the air and there’s nothing better than bringing the beauty of the outdoors into your home. Summer is a time to make the most of the flowers growing in your garden so you can afford to splurge and order flowers from your florist more often during the cooler winter months when your garden is dormant.

Pick your own

When you use your own home-grown flowers to create a floral arrangement, it’s obviously a lot cheaper than having to pay for them. You can really experiment with different styles, themes and colours. Just pick a few sample flowers and place them next to each other to see if they work well together or clash. When you think of summer, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Chances are you picture warm sunny days, perhaps the beach or your favourite brightly coloured fruits. Use your personal impression of summer to create a bouquet of summer flowers. If you want to create your own beach-themed arrangement, simply place your favourite flowers in a clear glass vase. Line the bottom of the vase with some sea sand and shells. You can also place some plastic or glass fish inside the vase for a special touch. Depending on the type of fish you’ll be using, you’ll need to weigh them down or suspend them from the rim of the jar. Use some fishing line so that the lines are invisible and the fish appear as natural as possible.

Fruity design

Another great idea is to add some fruit to your vase. Fruits like limes, oranges and lemons look great when cut into slices and placed inside the vase. Just make sure you don’t overfill the jar. You’ll only need a few slices to create the effect you want. If you have a large jar, you could even put whole fruit in it. Even hard berries like cherries and blueberries can do the trick. You should always make sure that the colour of your vase fillers match the colours of your flowers. If you don’t want the fruit to affect your flowers, you can place a vase inside a larger one of the same shape. Fill the interior vase with water for your summer flowers and place the fruit in the space between the two vases.

Light it up

Another idea, if you want something really spectacular, is to use LED lights. Naturally, you’ll need the waterproof variety and they come in a wide variety of colours. Place them into the vase to bring your flowers to life at an evening event. The green and blue LED lights suit an arrangement with a particular beach theme. If you add fish to the vase, the lights will reflect on them and make them sparkle even more.

As you can see, there are some really easy ways in which you can make your bouquet of summer flowers really stand out. If you are looking for additional inspiration, you can also search for flowers online to see which blooms and colours work best together.