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Beyond the Wreath: Fresh Floral Accents for the Home This Holiday Season

November 3, 2022

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The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the opportunity to decorate your home and turn it into a festive, cozy space. The tree is decorated with ornaments, a garland hangs upon the fireplace mantle, and the string lights and windowsill candles adorn the exterior of your home while a beautiful wreath greets guests at the front door. Wreaths, like Christmas trees, are an undeniable holiday decor staple, but why stop there? Along with wreaths, you can dress any space in your home with stunning, wintery floral accents.

When beginning your search for the perfect floral accents for your home, take into account your personality. Picking floral accents for the holiday season is a lot like the beginning stages of interior design for your home. The floral accents you choose are sending a message to house guests. The style, color, and theme will represent your personal taste and the tone you are striving to set for your space.

Use the initial shopping stages as an opportunity to explore all your options before committing to any purchase. Maybe you have an idea in your mind of what you want, or perhaps you are starting with a blank slate. Throughout the initial phase of exploring floral accent options, you’ll want to ask yourself a few questions, including “Will the floral accents complement the existing interior design and holiday decor within my home?” and “Why do I want to add floral accents to my home?”

Interested in introducing floral accents to your holiday home decor setup but don’t know where to begin? Let us help you with this detailed guide! The questions above, as well as the point we will detail below, will help you find the right floral accents for you.

Beyond the Wreath: Fresh Floral Accents for the Home This Holiday Season

  • Occasion
  • Themes
  • Colors
  • Placement
  • Gifting

Occasion

Ok, so maybe you’re not throwing any formal, super extravagant, fancy events in your home for the holiday season, but the good news is you don’t have to. Floral accents can be used throughout the holiday season for family gatherings, dinner parties, cocktail parties, or simply because you want to add a unique color palette to your home for your own enjoyment. Consider any holiday events or activities you might host in your home and allow that to influence your floral accent choices.

Themes

Thanksgiving Day is a great time to debut floral accents, such as a beautiful sunflower centerpiece on the dining room table for Thanksgiving dinner. Or perhaps, a bouquet of contrasting white and rich, dark-toned flowers in an elegant vase on a table in your foyer. For the autumn holidays, colors like yellow, orange, burgundy, and violet are stunning choices and coordinate well with other floral colors.

As we move into the winter season, you can transition your fall palette floral accents to winter and holiday-themed floral accents. Rich, dramatic, dark tones like blue, burgundy, and red look fabulous when paired with neutral tones like white and cream. Red and green are classic holiday colors, so floral arrangements with red and green accents are excellent choices too.

New Year’s is yet another holiday that is made for showing off fresh, new floral accents throughout your home. As you welcome in a new year or get your home ready for a New Year’s Eve party, shop for floral accents that will instantly make your home look more stylish and decorated with minimal effort. Floral accents for the New Year are perfect for everything from casual family gatherings watching the ball drop to ritzy, glamorous New Year’s Eve cocktail parties.

Colors

Colors and themes go hand-in-hand. There is a seemingly endless variety of colors to choose from when it comes to picking floral accents for your home. If you feel overwhelmed or don’t know where to begin, having a clear idea of the theme will help you determine the color scheme.

As touched on briefly above, warm and vivid tones look great during autumn. Think yellows, oranges, burgundies, and browns. Various shades of purple also offer a lovely visual aesthetic for autumn holidays, especially when paired with white or off-white tones. With colors, you can stick to one color, multiple shades of the same colors, or multiple different colors. The greenery of whatever centerpiece, bouquet, or other kinds of floral arrangements you choose will also help tie everything together.

For winter holidays, think green, blue, purple, and white, or a combination of all of these colors. If you are going for something minimalistic and understated yet undeniably elegant, fewer things beat the classic look of a white or cream bouquet. Alternatively, you could nix traditional warm, rich tones and opt for unconventionally vibrant colors for winter: such as lilac or soft pink.

Placement

Before you pick out any floral accents, you may want to first consider where you plan to put them. Are you just looking for one floral piece for your dining room table or several accents to place throughout your home? Floral accents can be placed virtually anywhere: one or two above the fireplace, in the center of your dining room table, on an accent table in your foyer or sunroom… The list goes on and on. Finally, ask yourself if the floral accent placed throughout your home will have a matching or similar color scheme or if you want different colors in each room of the house.

Gifting

Floral accents are not only lovely additions to your own home, but they are also fantastic gifts for friends and family. If you are stumped on what to get loved ones this holiday season or wish to send flowers to someone as a congratulations, flowers never fail as a thoughtful gesture. With flowers, you can pick an arrangement that reflects the personality and tastes of the recipient, making it an even more meaningful gift. Floral gifts that come in a vase are a winning choice for two reasons: your loved one receives a beautiful display of flowers, and they get a new vase they can continue to use long after the flowers have wilted. Floral arrangements like The Soiree are wonderful any time of year, while arrangements like The Laguna or The Autumnal Palette are gorgeous for the fall and winter holidays.

'Tis the season for holiday cheer and standout floral decorations. Accenting your space with the right flowers will keep your home feeling stylish and welcoming all year round. Enjoy choosing from many beautiful options, from gifts to decor, for any and all festive occasions.

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