May Flowers: How to Incorporate Florals into Your Home

Image Source:   Etsy

Image Source: Etsy

April showers bring May flowers… to your home decor! Are you a lover of florals? We are too! But when it comes to incorporating them into your home more than a vase of flowers here or there, it can get tricky to manage. What’s too much? Is there a such thing as too much? How will it fit in with my style? All are good questions! So today, we’re going over our five favorite ways to tie the floral decor into your home, whether you want something super bold, or more subtle.

Furniture

Floral patterned furniture can certainly be that “wow” statement piece you’re looking for! Brighten up your living room with a fun floral chair. Or, go more subtle with a floral painted dresser or end table. We love the huge range of styles and power that furniture offers. If you’re looking for a fun floral DIY project, try your hand at painting your own florals on an end table!

Wallpaper

Wallpaper also gives you the chance to really make a statement, or keep things more low key. We recommend selecting one or even two feature wall(s) versus wallpapering an entire room with your floral pattern. This really highlights its beauty without becoming overpowering. Easy to adapt to your current style, there are all sort of patterns and color palettes to choose from when it comes to floral wallpaper.

Wall Art

Committing to actual wallpaper giving you anxiety? No worries, it’s not for everyone! Lucky for you, there are so many beautiful ways to incorporate floral wall art into your home. Whether it’s a funky 3D frame, or more of a hanging piece, there’s something for everyone. If you’re looking to go even more relaxed and basic, hang some photographs in regular frames that highlight some of your favorite flowers!

Throw Pillows

Throw pillows are a really easy way to add in those floral accents. Mix in some bright and fun patterns with your regular throw pillows or switch out seasonally! There’s really no way to go wrong here. Who doesn’t love a good throw pillow?

Dishes

Dishes can be a fun and unique way to bring the look into your home! Whether it be for everyday use or special occasions, more and more companies are coming out with fresh, young floral dishes. These aren’t your Grandma’s beautiful China pieces, they have a very different feel to them. If the classic China is more your speed, we also love that look! It all depends on your style and how much of a pop you’re looking to add.

Try This Super Simple DIY to Brighten Up Any Home!

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It’s hard to believe that spring has sprung and tomorrow is May… but we’re not complaining! April showers bring May flowers, so today we’re sharing a super easy DIY to start to bring those flowers into your home. Bright, fun wreaths are a simple way to incorporate that color and give your home an extra, welcoming pop of color. Part of why we love this wreath is that you can leave it up throughout the spring and summer months, and we love a versatile piece of decor made on a budget! This whole project cost a grand total of $13, how can you say no to that? Make sure you check for coupons before you head to your craft store, they always have sales going on!

What You’ll Need:

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  • 2 tulip bunches in your desired color(s)
  • 18 inch grapevine wreath
  • Garden scissors or wire cutters
  • Hot glue gun
  • Garden wire (optional)

How to Assemble:

  1. Deconstruct your tulip bunches so you have a bunch of individual stems. Make sure to cut decent length stems as we’ll be tucking them into the wreath.
  2. While your hot glue gun warms up, start placing your tulip stems around the outer half of your wreath to test out spacing and placement.
  3. Once you have decided where you want your stems to be, start securing them in place with hot glue. If you’re worried you’re going to change your mind on placement, instead wrap each stem with garden wire to secure. Or, use a combination for extra tight security.
  4. Once your stems are all secured and in place, hang your wreath and enjoy! How simple was that?!

Spring Wedding Color and Decor Trends

IMAGE SOURCE: GREEN WEDDING SHOES

IMAGE SOURCE: GREEN WEDDING SHOES

Gone are the days of rose gold accents. This wedding season, it’s all about mixing up the metals, incorporating jewel tones, and really ramping up the greenery. Copper is really having a moment this spring, despite it usually making an appearance in autumn weddings, and we’re loving it! One of our favorite decor trends is utilizing copper in your place settings and silverware, especially against an off-white or cream table cloth - the end result is gorgeous and timeless. Go to our Rustic Copper Story for more inspiration!

IMAGE SOURCE: BRIT + CO

IMAGE SOURCE: BRIT + CO

IMAGE SOURCE: THE KNOT

IMAGE SOURCE: THE KNOT

Brides that aren’t into metals or the rustic charm trend have been opting for a more modern take on their decor, and it’s something we’re seeing pop up time and time again this season. Acrylic pieces are taking over the wedding scene! Make a bold statement by ditching the traditional ceremony seating and go with acrylic chairs instead. The see-through effect will leave the entire ceremony space open and minimalist, and the clean backdrop will really let your decor and florals shine.

IMAGE SOURCE: @LUNADEMAREPHOTO

IMAGE SOURCE: @LUNADEMAREPHOTO

In terms of florals this season, they’re bigger than ever - it’s spring, after all! Brides are going with a more innovative approach to how they style their florals by choosing to use more vertical space. Think flower walls for the ceremony space and hanging arrangements in place of an over-the-top centerpiece. This allows for more space on the table to really play with your place settings, and it fills the room with springtime glam!

Another trend we’re obsessing over is the huge amount of greenery brides are incorporating in their big day. Instead of going with a condensed, colorful bouquet, get on trend with a cascading bouquet that incorporates tons of different greenery and pops of vibrant colors. Carry this same feel throughout your ceremony space and reception area for a chic and unique look! Greenery was Pantone's 2017 color of the year and it's impact is not slowing down yet!

IMAGE SOURCE: KATIE HARMSWORTH

IMAGE SOURCE: KATIE HARMSWORTH

IMAGE SOURCE: LINO & CO

IMAGE SOURCE: LINO & CO

Ditch the single-color focus for your wedding decor and go with a more unexpected (but still cohesive!) palette instead. Rich colors and hues against a lot of greenery may seem a little dark for spring, but keep the space open and airy with light, white elements and those acrylic pieces for a glamorous and elegant springtime look. Violets, maroons, and blues against creams, blush pinks, and dark greenery have created some beautiful venue spaces so far this spring!

Texture is also one of the biggest trends in 2018. Instead of going with the classic satin accents, bring in textures as rich as the colors that you’re using. Macarame is really popular in the wedding scene right now, be it for statement backdrops, table runners, or hanging decor. Add in some more unexpected textures like velvet for an expensive and sophisticated feel, but keep the heavier ones in lighter colors to keep that springtime feel!


Spring Inspiration Board

Spring is in the air and we couldn’t be more excited to put those cold winter days behind us! We’re celebrating with fun, pastel colors and florals galore. This spring, the natural makeup look is back with subtle shadows and no more overdrawn lips or brows. For everyday fashion, everything is flirty and off-the-shoulder. Florals are being incorporated everywhere, between hairstyles, patterns on skirts, and even signage and favors for your big day!We are seriously loving these style trends heading into warmer weather!