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5 Florals We Love to Use to Stage a Home


Whether you’re hosting friends and family or simply want to keep your home looking its best all year long, fresh florals can give a space life and color. Adding a thoughtful floral arrangement can easily bring a finishing touch to any space throughout the home. We’re sharing 5 florals we love to use to add those special moments to our projects.

1. Peonies

Peonies are beloved by many, and for good reason. They’re incredibly delicate, soft, and filled with layers and layers of petals. If one of these petals wilts or turns brown, it can easily be pulled off without losing the flower’s fullness. Though these wonderful flowers come in a wide range of colors, we are particularly fans of the elegant whites and pinks.

2. Hydrangeas

A few hydrangeas go a long way. The robust size of these flowers mean that you do not need many to make an impact. We love hydrangeas in New York homes as a nod to the exteriors of Hamptons homes famously landscaped with these large bushes.

Try adding a splash of vinegar, bleach, or vodka to your vase water and refrigerate your arrangement overnight to keep it fresher for longer. Be sure the change out your water and clean your vase every 2-3 days.

3. Branches

From cherry blossoms to forsythias, branches create tall, organic lines without a density that obstructs views. We find them particularly stunning in entryways and areas with plenty of vertical height.

Use a vase that is bottom heavy to keep tall arrangements from tipping. We use branches sparingly to keep the arrangement feeling lightweight with only 2-3 stems in a vase.

4. Tulips

Perhaps the most classic spring floral, tulips are available in a rainbow of colors and are easy to find at any florist shop. The flowers are beautiful from bulb to bloom, giving them a pleasingly long lifespan in your home.

To avoid tulips from drooping in your vase, diagonally cut the stem to help it absorb more water. Because these stems are hollow, air bubbles can get trapped when dropping them in a vase, leading to water blockage and unfortunate drooping. Poke a small hole in the stem with a needle or safety pin just below the flower head to let trapped air release and water to be absorbed freely.

5. Orchids

Orchids are a great year-round classic for the home. With their beautifully delicate floral top, long stem, and hefty base, orchids become an organic sculptural piece. We recommend white orchids to remain neutral and clean in a modern home.

Orchids like to bloom through winter into spring due to the drop in temperature. To trick your orchid into blooming, you can place the plant in a space that is 10-15 degrees cooler (55 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit) at night.

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