There's a chill in the air here in New York City, and it seems we have arrived into full-fledged Autumn. To be honest, I've never been a big fan of the cold weather, and I'm always sad to say goodbye to Summer. But I'm starting to embrace the change, and celebrate all the lovely, wonderful things about the season - like gorgeous autumnal flowers! I bought a few bouquets and pumpkins for my apartment, and they make every day feel a little more festive and cheerful. As the weather gets chilly, I love to be surrounded by the rich and warming colors of Autumn. Flowers make a great gift, whether you are treating yourself or want to make someone else's day special. You can check out BloomNation for some great gift ideas from nearby flower shops. If you haven't heard of them, they are a flower delivery service that supports local florists through their online marketplace. Keep reading to see more pictures of beautiful autumnal blooms, and get some tips on decorating your home with flowers this season:
I love the combination of yellow and purple flower arrangements. These two colors are opposites on the color wheel, which means they have a lot of contrast but also jive well together. Deep violet has a moody, weighty feel while bright yellow brings a pop of color.
If you are ever feeling uninspired creatively, just take a look at some flowers! Each bloom is so special and magnificent in it's own unique way. A diverse mix of colors and textures makes each arrangement more dynamic and interesting. A bouquet of flowers at the breakfast table can brighten your mood and help you start the day feeling inspired.
I like to break up one big bouquet into a couple of smaller vases. You can recycle an old wine or ginger ale bottle to serve as a flower vase. A handful of mini arrangements scattered throughout your space feels decadent and luxurious. Don't forget the mini pumpkins and gourds.
When the sun goes down early, you can light candles to create a cozy, romantic mood indoors. Rich reds and deep burgundies are especially nice this time of year, combined with hints of orange and brown much like you would see in the New England foliage.
The nice thing about autumnal arrangements is that they will look nice for a long time, even after they have dried out a bit. Dusty beige and brown are part of the look, and add autumnal character to your home. Add a few pumpkins and candles, and suddenly your home will feel like a warm and cozy celebration. Happy Fall!