With that in mind, Siredzuk adds that a similar installation can also be crafted with live flowers. “Try tying down flowers to a frame above a table,” he says. “Each stem can easily be secured with wire and looped onto the frame for a dramatic flower chandelier.” Similar to a floating arbor, this option wouldn’t last forever, but could be the perfect addition for a dinner party or special event. “For extra sparkle, try incorporating string lights in the ties,” Siredzuk adds.
Imogen Stuckes, founder of Flowers by Imogen, says flower baubles or ornaments make for delicate and personalized ways to show off some of your favorite blooms. Somewhat small flowers like daisies, lavender, strawflowers, or small stems of gypsophila work best in these bulbs, as they’re the easiest to put inside. “They can look sculptural, too,” Imogen says. “As if they’re floating in the air.”
She recommends searching for glass baubles over plastic ones, as they tend to look more sophisticated. “I think they look really nice hanging from some branches in a vase, on door or cupboard handles, or on the end of curtain rails,” she says.
Moss and plant walls
Not to be confused with living walls, which are made with living plants and need water and care, moss art or moss walls are relatively easy and low-maintenance ways to add a splash of greenery into a room. They’re made with various preserved mosses and other natural elements and also have great benefits, says Celia White, artist and owner of the Etsy shop, WhiteHausLiving. “This includes purifying the air of toxins, creating sound barriers to rooms, and creating a stress-free feel,” Celia adds.
Most moss art can last for over seven years, and with great care up to 25. Since many moss walls are handcrafted by artists, there can be a lot of variety in the style and aesthetic. “There are pieces that are rustic, contemporary, and modern,” Celia explains. “Picking the right moss art is in the eye of the buyer.”
A similar look can also be achieved with fake plants, as Julie Sousa, an interior designer and content creator, demonstrates in her bathroom. “There aren’t any windows in that bathroom so the greenery felt like the perfect way to contrast the moodiness and distract from the lack of windows,” Julie says. She first attached turf to the wall before adding chicken wire and sticking different fake leaves and plants through the wire.
To keep it clean, she uses a Swiffer duster and occasionally sprays water, olive oil, vinegar, and lemon solution before wiping it down and blotting it with a paper towel. “If or when the dust ever gets unmanageable with that method, I built the wall to make it easy to remove the leaves for a good soak,” she says. However, very little dust has accumulated on the wall since she installed it. “It would probably be a once-a-year kind of thing,” she explains.
Blooming Haus, a London-based floral studio that specializes in alternative ways to display their designs, borrowed from the art of basketry in the past to make unique, organic vessels in which to display florals.