How to Style your Home with Orchids

Last month I had the pleasure of working with a collaboration of Dutch Orchid Growers called Orchids Info – Art of Life, promoting Day of the Orchid in London.

We took over the wonderful made.com showroom in Soho and created something truly magical with over one hundred different orchids.

The idea was to showcase how to style your home with orchids, and how to make the most of this incredible plant and flower.

How to style your home with orchidsThrough this wonderful collaboration, I learned lots about the plant and had some inspiring new ideas on how to style them in your home.

Tips for Using Orchids in your Home:

  1. Forget about symmetry, be more eclectic and random in your styling. Remember odd numbers work well, anything in 3’s or 5’s for example will look great.
  2. Use contrasting fabrics and materials to hold the plants. Anything from fur to hessian to concrete will add a juxtaposition and bring the flower to life.
  3. Wire baskets in copper or bronze can create a focal point with the orchid. Why not hang them from the ceiling or put several plants in one oversized container for a more powerful look.
  4. The flower is the real focal point so create your own colour palette of orchids for more impact. Work them into your room’s colour scheme or use them as an accent colour to liven up the space.
  5. Don’t be afraid to experiment. Introducing plants into your decor has become very on-trend and worth investing in. Treat yourself to a few Orchids and play around with the positioning and styling, you’ll be pleased you did.

 

How to style your home with orchids

Orchids are readily available throughout the UK, at supermarkets, DIY stores and garden centres. It’s more than likely your plant is grown in Holland, and supplied by the Dutch orchid growers.

They’re really easy to look after too. Simply sit them in water for 10 minutes once a week, less in the winter, and then remove and replace back in their container. You can add orchid food, and spray some varieties with a fine mist too. Once they’ve flowered, cut back the stems ready for new growth next season.

I do hope you feel inspired to use more Orchids in your home decor, they really are an asset and help bring a scheme to life. And if not, there’s nothing greater than giving one as a gift.

How to style your home with orchids

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9 Comments

  1. October 6, 2015 / 1:37 am

    What a lovely post and images. Thanks for the tips – I love orchids and have just recently repotted mine and taken cuttings (keiki?) and they are doing so well, so now I will be following your advice on styling them 🙂

  2. October 6, 2015 / 8:30 am

    Never imagined, orchids will be so perfect for decorating the home in most simplistic way. The appealing of the flowers make my mood feel calm and relaxed. It’s time to visit florist for getting some orchids. 🙂 My loving wife will feel much nice because of these beautiful nature’s creations in the home. Thanks jen.

  3. Heather
    October 6, 2015 / 10:55 am

    I used to love orchids but have been cheating on them with cacti and succulents of late… maybe time to revisit – these look gorgeous! Love the ones in wire baskets

  4. October 13, 2015 / 6:48 pm

    Thanks jen, Very lovely and beautiful post and also photo collection i really enjoyed while reading this article.

  5. March 9, 2016 / 3:07 pm

    excellent article. You share very nice style to decorate home with orchids.

  6. May 13, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    I’m forwarding this post to my girlfriend. She’s in love with orchids 🙂 We have at least one in every room…

  7. December 26, 2016 / 1:41 am

    Great tips. I love flowers, especially orchids and cacti.

  8. January 6, 2017 / 2:25 am

    Great tips. The decor looks beautiful, and the orchids are simply amazing!
    Congratulations.

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