Plants and flowers match any environment. After all, in addition to bringing joy and a touch of color, they improve the quality of the air and bring more liveliness to the rooms in the house. However, to guarantee the success of the decoration and a good survival for your plants, some care is needed. And the first one is knowing how to choose vases for arrangements.
Do you want to get this choice right? So, keep reading this post to make sure your vases are beautiful and functional and learn some precautions to keep your arrangements beautiful!
How to use vases in decoration?
When it comes to flowers, there is no lack of size, color, and shape options. Furthermore, in the case of natural arrangements, they not only renew the environment but also exude their perfume throughout the house! But, to harmonize them in the best way, it is important to pay attention to the vases.
Whatever their size, the ideal is that the vases are proportionate to the environment and combine with the other decorative elements, thus creating a harmonious look. Textures and colors are also welcome here, as long as they match the type of arrangement — prefer the less colorful ones — and the furniture in the house.
In fact, the style of your decor is an essential factor to be considered. Check out some of the ideal vases for each style below :
- delicate decoration — porcelain, mirror, glass, or crystal;
- sophisticated decor — metallic pieces in shades of gold, silver, and bronze;
- rustic decoration — ceramics, natural fibers, cement, stone, cork, clay.
In general, the most important thing is to maintain this balance between the material of the piece, the type of plant placed, and the rest of the decoration in the environment. Just don’t forget, of course, the functionality of the vase: ensure good living conditions for your arrangements.
How to choose the best vases for flower arrangements?
In fact, pots are essential for plants to maintain their exuberance and manage to develop healthily. Therefore, when assembling your arrangements, it is very important to choose a piece that meets the specific needs of each plant.
1. Size of the plant
Each plant species requires pot sizes for different flower arrangements, which must be proportional to the average root size and expected plant size.
2. Uses of the vase
While small pots are ideal for decoration, as they are more delicate and can be easily moved around, larger pieces have better drainage capacity, preventing decomposition of the plant’s roots.
3. Material used
The material of the vase should be chosen according to where the flower arrangement will be placed. Wood, metal, and plastic are best suited for indoor environments, as they easily deteriorate when exposed to sunlight. Ceramic, clay, concrete, and fiberglass vases are ideal for outdoor conditions.
In addition, it is worth mentioning that the material in the pot influences the plant’s own development:
- plastic — makes pests difficult;
- ceramic — have greater water holding capacity and keep the soil moist;
- cement — resistant in outdoor environments, ideal for large plants;
- coconut fiber — a tree fern fiber substitute, has high drainage capacity;
- glass — widely used for flower arrangements and water-grown plants.
What precautions should be taken to maintain the arrangements in pots?
To maintain the beauty of your natural arrangements, it is essential to take some basic precautions — such as watering or changing the water at the right frequency and removing dead leaves and flowers. Knowing the plant species is very important in this regard so that you know how to assess the amount of water needed for each plant.
In the case of flower arrangements kept in water, although some flowers are more resistant, their average duration is one week. So, to ensure the flowers’ durability, avoid air-conditioned environments and keep the vases always clean, changing the water daily.
Already planted arrangements offer more resistance, but it is still important to consider the characteristics of each plant (need light, watering, fertilizing, and land addition) at the time of care.