When we moved into a new place few months ago, I had the opportunity to decorate the place the way I wanted.
I went to a local store and found this vase which has very rich colors, including my favorite color - dark red.
I love flowers, but fresh flowers don't last long, and I am not that fond of plastic flowers. So I got something that are made of natural material such as wood and grass. I bought two different bundles of those flowers, mixed them the way I like.
I used the left over from the flowers to create some art works that go with the flowers. I focused on the colors and the flowers that are more appealing to me.
When I placed the sofa there, it seemed a bit too bare/plain to me. It didn't carry out the theme.
So, I added some cushions which helped continue the colors I first started.
Finally, I added a side table for functionality.
When I first got the flowers, I was planning to buy some wall pictures to go with it. But after days of searching the internet, local stores, I couldn't find any that I liked. So I designed to create something on my own.
I found the canvas' price reasonable. And it's very easy to work with. So I got 2 pieces of canvas (16" x 20") which should cover the wall nicely.
Since I wanted to carry the theme, I used the left over from the flowers, some white and red construction paper (thicker is better), glue gun or liquid glue / double sided clear tap, scissors, and some ribbons.
I wanted to do something easy and simple. In order to create a design like this, I first cut out the red petals and black stripes.
For the petal, I cut out a 2" x 3" red paper.
Folded in half with the red side in, but didn't press down the edge because I didn't want to make a crease.
Drew the outline for the shape of the petal.
I repeated the same steps and made two more petals.
Put a blade of grass on a petal and folded one side of the petal.
Applied the glue on the side of the petal that was folded.
Closed the petal by pressing down the other side of the petal onto the glue.
Measured the black paper stripes: 2" x 20", 1/4" x 16", 2 3/4" x 16", 1 1/4" x 12".
Cut out the black stripes.
Tested out different arrangements and tried to find the one I liked the most.
I tried laying the flower with the white part showing to test the out come.
But decided to go with the white side facing down. I tried to maintain the main colors that matched the rest of the setting.
I also tried different colors of strips to see if I like it..
I believe there is no right or wrong about a design. Each person has his/her definition of beauty. Just go with the style you love.
I like to use glue gun to secure the position of the arrangement. It's easy to use, fast to dry. Put the glue where all the grass met.
And put on a ribbon as decoration.
Also put a dab of glue on the grass where it contacted the canvas.