Are you ready to bring some sunshine into your decor? I’m sharing some tips on decorating for Sunflower Season and adding a little history about sunflower symbolism. Did you know there are a variety of sunflower colors as well?
So let’s take a look at why Sunflower’s make us so happy!
Sunflower Blog Hop
Today I’m joining a fun group of ladies for a Sunflower Blog Hop hosted by Amber at Follow the Yellow Brick Home. You will see so many beautiful decor ideas using these gorgeous flowers.
If you are joining me from Christy at Our Southern Home, welcome. Her rehearsal dinner centerpiece is just perfect.
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What is the Sunflower Symbolism?
The Sunflower is associated with the sun and happiness. Their cheerful faces brighten your mood and are therefore a great addition to any floral arrangement or a great gift to lift someone up who’s feeling down.
The Sunflower Symbolism is longevity, loyalty and signifies optimism. No wonder we love them so much and enjoy having them in our homes.
Are All Sunflowers Yellow?
Did you know that not all sunflowers are yellow? There are a variety of sunflower colors including orange, red, mahogany, brown and a cream white.
Although you will see all the colors, the yellow sunflower is the most common.
Can you use Faux Sunflowers in your decor?
Faux flowers have come such a long way in terms of authenticity. Sometimes you actually have to touch to determine faux from real.
The faux sunflower is a favorite of mine and since I don’t live close to a Trader Joe’s or a flower field, I opted for faux while decorating the greenhouse.
How Do You Use Faux Stems?
First, there are so many ways to add faux stems to your decor. Here are a few of the ways I add faux for a more authentic arrangement.
- Mix with twigs
- Add with real greenery
- Mix with real flowers
- Arrange loosely like they have just been picked
- Lay flat in a basket or tabletop
- Bend stems to appear droopy like real flowers
- Add to a wreath
Sunflower Season in The Greenhouse
Although my sunflowers are faux, the black eyed susan’s are blooming fiercely in my garden and they wanted in on the action.
You can see this IKEA Hack Apothecary Cabinet here.
A basket filled with fresh cut flowers looks great with the vintage shears and wall planter.
When adding flowers, be sure to let a little greenery fill in any gaps.
This basket is huge and instead of filling it completely with sunflowers, I added a Kimberly fern.
In addition, the fern is a great backdrop to make the sunny flowers pop.
The arrangement is anchored with a vintage quilt draped over the worktable and above is a DIY Repurposed Chandelier.
Add a wreath for Sunflower Season
In addition to the arrangement on the worktable, I added a cute beaded Sunflower wreath to the wall to give the greenhouse a fun Sunflower Season feel.
It’s really hard to tell that this wreath is made entirely of faux stems.
The wreath is a mixture of sunflowers, eucalyptus and large white beads for a creative design.
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In addition, a single bud is placed on a flower frog and looks stunning under the cloche glass.
The greenhouse is always fun to decorate however, these tips work well inside the home during sunflower season also.
I hope you enjoyed seeing the Greenhouse decorated for late summer with these beautiful sunflower colors. I hope they brightened your day.
Up next is Laura at Decor to Adore sharing her late summer kitchen filled with sunflowers. Be sure to click each link below for more Sunflower inspired decorating.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I look forward to sharing my next adventure with you.
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