FADED BUT BEAU­TI­FUL

New Straits Times - - Living - Take the wall art dè­cor fur­ther by fram­ing pressed flow­ers and leaves for dis­play. This is one of the pret­ti­est ways to pre­serve a piece of beau­ti­ful na­ture, be it wild plants, for­est blooms or pe­tals from bou­quets re­ceived dur­ing spe­cial oc­ca­sions such a

AU­GUST 13, 2017

Imag­ine your white walls as a vast can­vas that you can un­leash your cre­ativ­ity upon. I love the idea of hav­ing some colour and a rus­tic feel to brighten up the oth­er­wise plain white wall. Use lots of dried flow­ers, herbs and twigs and let your imag­i­na­tion go wild with your own unique cre­ations. There’s some­thing so beau­ti­ful about them — their de­cayed yet del­i­cate state adds a charm­ing el­e­ment to a bare wall. They add so much per­son­al­ity to any space in fact.

The next time you re­ceive a flo­ral bou­quet, don’t dis­card it once the blooms and leaves wither. Sim­ply tie the stems with a string and hang them up­side down from a wooden hanger or wire mesh that’s nailed onto your wall. You may even dan­gle them on win­dow sills or above your door. When you get more bou­quets, sus­pend them from a piece of fish­ing line. Se­cure this line onto any wall and you’ll get a re­ally nice hang­ing flo­ral gar­den al­beit a dried one with its own unique charm.

This is the sim­plest of dè­cor which takes lit­tle time and ef­fort. And the best part is that you can pre­serve your favourite flow­ers or herbs for years. If you do tire of them, who’s to stop you from get­ting new dried-up bou­quets of blooms or bunches of herbs and twigs? You’ll have end­less fun us­ing var­i­ous other dè­cor com­bi­na­tions to recre­ate any de­sign you fancy.

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