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4 Ways to Decorate With Flowers

Beautiful blooms can instantly liven up your space

Photography: Paolo Feliciano

A lovely flower arrangement can brighten up any room. Aside from placing them in vases and ordinary planters, there's still a lot that you can do. Maximize your favorite blooms with the help of these ideas. 

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Turn your hallway into a relaxing area by putting flowers on display. Place Peruvian lilies or alstromeria inside a stylish urn then place it in the foyer. Pick an urn with a wide lip so that it can work well with tightly packed blossoms or trumpet-shaped flowers.


Instead of placing a bouquet of flowers in a vase, why not experiment with just one flower or one stem of a rose? A single gerbera daisy or sunflower floating in a bowl makes an impression—especially in a clean and streamlined bathroom.

RL Tip: Make sure that you change the water daily. You may also add a drop of bleach to keep the water clean. 

Photo by Paolo Felicano.


A bunch of daisies placed in a round vase on your bedside table will put a smile on your face when you wake up in the morning. Pick a few daisies or carnations in the same color then place them in a patterned vase.

Dining Room

Colorful mums or asters paired placed in solid colored vases can work well in the dining area. For a fresh look, snip the blossoms and line them up in a row to create a wonderful centerpiece.

RL Tip: Arrange the flowers accordingly and make sure that it does not block the view of the people on both sides of the table.

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