Feeling chilly? Central heating just not cutting it? Whether it’s a cosy warmth or exotic tropical heat you’re dreaming of, flowers are a great way to breathe warmth and colour into your home when it’s grey and icy outside.
Create a warm glow
If you’re a fan of Scandi design but find the white, grey and cool pastel colour-palette a little cold for the winter months, adopt the Danish Hygge approach to your floral displays with warm tones and rich textures. Think voluminous and exquisitely textured burnt orange chrysanthemums and deep red dahlias teamed with fresh-from-the-forest foliage. Hot chocolate and cashmere socks optional.
Relight your fire
Evoke the warmth of a roaring fire with a large, lavish arrangement of flowers in fiery orange tones. Choose flowers with flamboyant and explosive petal formations, such as spider mums and lilies or flame-like calla. Add a firewood effect, and extra dynamism, with large sinewy branches. This kind of display looks great in an empty hearth in lieu of a real fire.
Inject a taste of the tropics
Inject a tropical flavour into your home, and rekindle faded memories of exotic trips to sunnier climes, with a display of tropical flowers in vibrant hues with lush green jungle-like foliage. Mix birds of Paradise, hibiscus and anthurium with rich green glossy palms – and allow yourself to be transported to another world.
Invite spring early
Get that spring feeling before the first blossoms bloom by opting for late winter flowers in a palette of spring colours – from delicate pinks and whites to colour-popping candy pastels. Think anemones and ranunculus in pastel tones and iconic spring favourites, such as sunny yellow narcissi and vibrant purple iris.
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