Flowers add special energy to a living room. They can dramatically brighten a dark corner or be the show-stopping centerpiece. When decorating, consider flower varieties that are allergen free for guests who may suffer from seasonal allergies. This will also help protect your furniture, carpet, or floors, purchase flowers that will not release pollen. Use your imagination to create beautiful arrangements for your living room.
If you or a loved one gets watery eyes during the spring, consider staying away from flowers that cause allergic reactions. In particular, avoid daisies, chrysanthemums, sunflowers, and asters. Incidentally, however, you may be able to find allergen free varieties of them in nurseries. Try to stick to roses, hydrangea, camellias, orchids, and lilies. Ask a florist for safe recommendations.
Forget about room spray or candles. Fill your living room with fresh scents coming from hyacinth, gardenia, tuberose, or rose arrangements. Create an arrangement with vases or medicine bottles of different heights from a thrift store. This looks especially nice on mantelpieces, long coffee tables, or buffets.
Fill a simple vase with any flowers of your choice combined with fresh picked herbs like lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, mint, or basil. Distribute small vases filled with flowers and herbs all around the room.
Cheer up a gray wintry day with yellow or orange flowers near a window. In the winter and spring, choose bright seasonal flowers to chase away gloom like poinsettia or tulips and daffodils. Put them in rustic stoneware vases or pitchers for a French country ambiance.
Float large blossoms like peonies, mums, or roses in large bowls. Surround with candles, and light them at night to create a cozy effect. You can also place an open picture frame in front of a vase on a side table. Hang a mason jar filled with flowers from a door knob or in a window.