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Say it best with flowers

Flowers are an easy way to brighten up dull corners. And vases of different shapes, sizes, colours and materials are just the thing to complement them.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2010 01:32 IST
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Flowers are an easy way to brighten up dull corners. And vases of different shapes, sizes, colours and materials are just the thing to complement them.

Well vased
“Baskets (even wicker), platters and bowls can be used for arranging flowers in. Also, light coloured vases must be used with flowers as they enhance the beauty of the arrangement,” says Vikaas Gutgutia, managing director, Ferns N Petals. But there are some more pocket-friendly options. “Simple glass bottles lying wasted around the house make for a wonderfully innovative container to put your fresh or even artificial flowers in. Old wine bottles too can work wonders here,” says Jasleen Kochhar, owner, Bougainvilla Design.

Flower power
On special occasions real flowers are always the way to go. But for regular days, artificial flowers can do the job. Both versions can be placed at any strategic corner of the house, the entrance, center table, kitchen corners, corner of the bathroom tubs or windows, but different arrangements amplify the splendour at different locations.

“The entrance of the house and drawing room corners should have a tall arrangement that must be kept on the floor. On the other hand, if there is a table at the entrance, then a short arrangement in a platter can be made to enhance the look,” explains Gutgutia. Even on the center table and dining table, the arrangement must be kept small so that people can communicate with ease. Small arrangements enhance the beauty of the bathroom and kitchen.

Twiggy wiggy
“Twigs and branches can be used from around the house and made to assemble on a wooden base with flowers. A small old jewellery boxes can be used to make arrangements in as well. Dry bamboos in urns make for a beautiful arrangement with the added use of Indian flowers such as jasmine,” adds Kochhar.

“Logs, twigs and stones can be used in many innovative ways especially in the centre of the dining table,” says Anuja Gupta, director, Apartment 9. She adds, “A nice arrangement of flower bed can also be made. Flowers could also be used in water bodies to offer a pleasant and relaxing look. They could even be hung from the ceiling on top of a dining set up or a coffee table for a dramatic effect.”