The holiday season is finally upon us… As we deck the halls with boughs of holly, why not consider adding the timeless beauty of flowers to your Christmas decor? In this blog post, we explore the variety of Christmas floral arrangements, discussing why and how to use them, as well as offering valuable tips for selecting, caring for, and incorporating flowers into your homes for this festive season.
Why Use Flowers for Christmas Decorations?
Renewal and hope for the new year
Flowers have long been associated with renewal and hope, making them a perfect addition to the Christmas season. Their vibrant colours and fragrances bring a sense of joy and positivity to any space, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for family and friends.
Flowers effortlessly enhance the aesthetics (and cosiness) of your crib for Christmas, creating a visually stunning and cohesive look. Moreover, unlike synthetic decorations, they bring a natural elegance to your home. Whether used in wreaths, centrepieces, or other arrangements, flowers add a touch of magic to your home. For a more festive and bolder look, add gold elements to your arrangements for some extra sparkle this Christmas.
It’s beginning to smell like Christmas
Many Christmas flowers, such as evergreen varieties, emit delightful scents that contribute to the overall festive ambiance. Nothing like soft wafts of pine spreading through your space to make it feel more like the jolly season.
Tips for Choosing and Caring for Christmas Flowers
Choose long-lasting varieties
Opt for flowers with a longer vase life, such as poinsettias, amaryllis, and Christmas cactus. These resilient blooms will maintain their beauty throughout the holiday season.
Proper watering and lighting
Ensure your Christmas flowers receive adequate water and are placed in an area with the right lighting conditions. This will help them stay fresh and vibrant for an extended period. For those who are about longevity, wreaths are a great choice. If well cared for and placed away from the sun, fresh wreaths can last about three weeks before they start to brown beautifully and dry out.
Ways to Use Flowers for Christmas Decorations
Popular flower choices for Christmas arrangements include poinsettias, amaryllis, roses, lilies, and evergreen varieties like pine and holly. Poinsettias are the quintessential Christmas flower, known for their vibrant red and green hues. They symbolise good cheer and celebration during the holiday season. Here’s how you can incorporate different types of flowers into your Christmas decorations!
Christmas Wreaths: Adorn your front door with a stunning Christmas wreath featuring a combination of festive blooms and greenery.
Christmas Trees: Integrate flowers into your Christmas tree decorations for a unique and eye-catching display. For a smaller, hassle-free alternative to the big Christmas tree, emulate one in your table arrangements, like we did with our The Pickles Do Christmas Perfectly.
Christmas Centerpieces: Create captivating centrepieces using a mix of flowers, candles, and seasonal elements for your dining or coffee table.
Mantelpiece Decorations: Spruce up your fireplace mantel with a garland of flowers and greenery to add a touch of natural beauty. Alternatively, get creative by lining them up with smaller vases of interesting patterns and colours to make the space fun.
Gift Wrapping: Use small flower arrangements to embellish your gift wrapping, adding a personalised and festive touch to each present.
Creating Your Own Christmas Flower Arrangements
Creating your own Christmas flower arrangements can be a fun and rewarding activity, allowing you to personalise your holiday decor. Here's a guide to help you create beautiful Christmas flower arrangements.
Getting the necessary supplies
Collect vases, floral foam, scissors, and a variety of Christmas flowers and greens to begin your arrangement. Don’t forget some ribbons and ornaments to add extra festive flair!
Choose a Colour Scheme
Select a colour scheme that complements your home decor and captures the festive spirit. While reds, greens and browns make up the classic Christmas palette, feel free to get creative – that’s the fun of doing it yourself!
Experiment with Arrangement Styles
Experiment with different arrangement styles – try bouquets, cascades, or compact centrepieces to really fill up your space and make it cosy.
Join a workshop!
Not keen on going through the hassle above? Grab your friends and family for a fun Christmas bonding session at a floral or wreath workshop! With the materials ready and a teacher to help you, workshops are perfect for both beginners who need guidance or even seasoned florists.
So elevate your home's festive charm by incorporating the timeless beauty of flowers into your decorations this festive season. From wreaths to centrepieces, flowers bring an unparalleled elegance and warmth that will make your holiday celebrations truly magical. Deck up your dens with Christmas flowers that are sure to get you in the spirit!