How to Use Dried Flowers in Your Home Decor

Posted on October 04, 2023 by Flower Works LLC

How to Use Dried Flowers in Your Home Decor

Flowers are an easy way to elevate the look of your home with the beauty, color, and scents of nature. Fresh flowers can be a beautiful addition to your home because they are bright and colorful — but that’s not the only way to enjoy them. Dried flowers are a great way to preserve your favorite parts of summer throughout the fall and winter. If you are looking to change things up, consider adding dried flowers throughout your home decor.


Where to Get Dried Flowers


One of the easiest ways to get dried flowers for home is to dry them yourself. Grab some fresh flowers, like roses or daisies, from your garden and dry them in a few simple steps:


  1. Gather your flowers.
  2. Bundle them with twine or floral wire.
  3. Hang them up in a warm, dry place.
  4. Wait for them to dry fully.


 If you would rather have something professionally made, a Big Summer arrangement or Happy Thoughts bouquet from Flower Works include a variety of fresh flowers that you could dry to make into personalized decor for your home. Some popular flowers to dry include:


  • Amaranth
  • Calendula
  • Larkspur
  • Hydrangea
  • Pansies
  • Lavender
  • Strawflower
  • Roses
  • Sunflower
  • Yarrow
  • Lunaria


If drying your own flowers is not an option for you, there are several places to buy your stems. Stores like Michael’s and Anthropologie often have a selection of dried herbs, stems, and blooms that you can use in your decorations. Online craft shops can also provide you with a wider selection to make your perfect decor.


Make a Dried Flower Arrangement


An arrangement of dried flowers can be a simple and elegant addition to your home decor. Gather a few stems of lavender or larkspur and add them to a bud vase for a pop of color on your bookshelf. A statement piece of dried roses, greenery, and yarrow in a wooden bucket will make a beautiful centerpiece for your next family gathering.


Weave Dried Flowers Into a Wreath


If you have some herbs or florals left over from your harvest, consider making them into a wreath for the front door. Find a wreath form at your local craft store, choose your favorite dried herbs or flowers, and attach the dried flower bundles to the wire form with twine or floral wire. Let the wreath greet visitors at the front door or hang it by the stove for a piece of functional decor that can spice up your meals.


Create a Fireplace Mantel Display


When redecorating, it can be helpful to create a focal point somewhere in the room to give you a color palette and style to work off of. If you have a fireplace in your home, dried flowers can help you create an elegant, natural display for your mantel. Attach bundles of dried flowers like rosebuds, poppy, and amaranth to a garland of greenery to add a beautiful, natural touch to your mantel.


Trust Flower Works for Your Perfect Bouquet


When you decide to spruce up your home with dried flowers, trust the experts to get you the perfect selection. The team at Flower Works will work with you to find a bouquet with the colors, flowers, and sizes you want. Contact us today to get started!

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