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If you’re restricted to your humble urban paradise this August, you can always brighten up your summertime décor with an intricate floral wreath to adorn your front door or living room wall. Even if your summer garden hasn’t blossomed quite as expected, the warmer temperatures still call for sweet pastel blooms, shades of pink and hints of wildflowers at home! Here are our best ideas for crafting the perfect wreath to bring your property to life.
1) Arrange a combination of white and pink roses for a dainty effect: While it may not be anywhere near Valentine’s Day, gorgeous contrasting roses an easily add colour to a plain white front door. To create a memorable statement wreath, use white and light pink rose petals arranged against green garden foliage. To update your quaint, country style wreath, use roses in different sizes for an eye-catching visual effect.
2) Add vibrant dried florals to a simple grapevine wreath: For a quick fix, using an everyday grapevine wreath from your local crafts store helps to simplify this summer project. Using the grapevine wreath as your base, add a mix of dried blooms like bright purple violets, orange marigolds and yellow sunflowers for a cheerful rainbow look. The brighter, funky colours also transition well into fall, for a dried wreath that moves seamlessly into the cooler temperatures.
3) Contrast lavender with white ribbon: Even if you haven’t attended any summer weddings this season, classic lavender can still bring romance to your home! Try combining delicate lavender sprigs with woven white ribbon for a charming finish.
4) Use wildflowers and dried blueberries for a rustic combination: For décor addicts who are craving a free-spirited touch, there is nothing quite like effortless wildflowers and subtle dried berries to refresh your space. Use real or silk wildflowers, like African daisies, cornflowers and larkspur, for a change from classic blossoms. Next, space blueberries in between the blooms for extra detail.
5) Stick to blush tones with pale pink peonies, white daisies and twigs: With the season’s pastel shades taking over décor schemes, pale flowers bring a gentle look to a space which is already filled with colourful accents. Try arranging a few pink peonies with fresh white daises on a twig wreath, for a mix of ladylike florals and funky bold texture from the woodsy twig branches.