Invit­ing na­ture in­doors.

Woman's Era - - Contents - Jaidev Sharma

Some years ago it was quite com­mon to have houses with com­pounds or gar­dens in al­most every city. But to­day, nearly all such houses have been knocked down into flats. Ten twenty or even more fam­i­lies can now oc­cupy the space which was formerly oc­cu­pied by one. There­fore, to­day home decor with flower ar­range­ments is be­com­ing in­creas­ingly pop­u­lar. A flower bed in your flat, a few square inches of space in your ve­ran­dah or bal­cony, a flow­er­ing plant on your win­dow sill, can serve as a mini gar­den. Flow­ers can ex­press your deep­est feel­ings and splash bright colours in your life. Of course, flow­ers look sim­ply great where they be­long – on the tree or plant, but when na­ture of­fers them to you, it would be a shame to refuse. The greater the care you take of them, the longer will be there re­fresh­ing pres­ence in your house.

The typ­i­cal char­ac­ter­is­tics of the room in which the flower ar­range­ment is to be placed should de­ter­mine its as­pects. If, for in­stance, the room is over fur­nished, an em­pha­sis on sim­plic­ity would look bet­ter. Choos­ing the per­fect place for the flower ar­range­ment is as im­por­tant as the ar­range­ment it­self. So, put the ar­range­ment in a place where it is most likely to be no­ticed, an ar­range­ment against a sim­ple un­clut­tered back­ground is ideal.


A pre­dom­i­nantly red ar­range­ment will look good against shades of grey or pas­tel colours. A mul­ti­coloured back­ground will do no jus­tice to your labour. The colours in the flower ar­range­ment send us a mes­sage of their own. A pre­dom­i­nance of red pro­duces an en­vi­ron­ment of warmth, while blue is a sym­bol of cool­ness and Green rep­re­sents safety and tran­quil­lity.

Let your imag­i­na­tion run as you ex­per­i­ment with dif­fer­ent shapes in the ar­range­ment of flow­ers. Like the cir­cu­lar shapes that can be viewed from all sides. You can use roses, chrysan­the­mums and fo­liage for ar­rang­ing flow­ers in round vases. Be par­tic­u­lar about the dif­fer­ent types of flow­ers that you are ar­rang­ing, for an ex­cep­tion­ally good ar­range­ment, first se­lect the right vase care­fully. A flat vase suits the low ta­bles. Tall flow­ers suit ver­ti­cal shapes. Vases made in rec­tan­gu­lar shape suits the box type stool.

Tri­an­gu­lar vases are good to use ev­ery­where. In short all ar­range­ment and shapes de­pend on the kind of flow­ers, leaves, the shape of the vase and most im­por­tant of all where the vase is kept. Each fac­tor makes a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on the look of the ar­range­ment as a whole. So make the best of the flow­ers avail­able to bring warmth and colour into your house.

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