• Shana Diamond

Styling 101 - Flowers & Plants

Updated: Nov 14, 2019

Flowers are probably my favourite thing to buy and I don’t discriminate: I buy them at the grocery store, at the florist, at my local farmer’s market, Costco, anywhere! I also cut them out of my garden, but I’m always conflicted doing so because then I have fewer to look at outside!




There are so many good spots for adding visual interest with flowers and greens.








I love flowers because I find they are such an easy way to add a bit of luxury to your life.



By Kathy Kuo Home via Domaine



A single bloom in a little vase (juice glasses are often the perfect size!) It adds an extra little touch to your décor.





For centrepieces, I often buy a couple of packs of flowers at the grocery store, for $20-$30 I get a huge bunch of tulips (in the same colour) that create a beautiful arrangement that looks way more expensive than it cost.




A Tip:


If you want to get your flower money to go a longer way, I either cut them short and put them in a smaller shorter vase, or I use fewer blooms and let them lean to one side. They create little sculptures for your table top.





Plants Finally Getting Some Love


Plants have started to make a comeback. A few years ago, you would never see a photo of a plant in any design magazine, whereas now they’re having a serious moment and deservedly so!


Firstly, they’re more environmentally sustainable then their flashy cousin, the cut flower, but they also have the benefit of purifying the air. From a design perspective, they add a sculptural quality to a space and not to mention a dose of the colour green.


One thing to keep in mind is where you will be putting your plant, because the amount of light really does matter.


PSA: Please don’t make the same mistake as me and buy that gorgeous fiddle leaf plant only to watch it die because it didn’t get enough sunlight.


Be sure to check out the other posts in the Styling 101 Series!

Styling 101 - Groupings

Styling 101 - Using Trays

Styling 101 - Coffee Table Books

Styling 101 - How to Combine Several Styling Tricks


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