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Holidays in bloom

04 December 2016

For all of the decorations and lights that make their way into our homes around the holidays, nothing can beat the natural beauty of flowers and plants. Whether you opt for traditional colours like green and red or lean towards something a bit darker (or even stark white), these arrangements pack a stunning punch.

Winter whites

Embrace the cool feeling of winter with a light and ethereal window display. You’ll be surprised at the impact a minimalist arrangement can make. Try a few glass vases filled with slender twigs decorated with simple ornaments, and opt for elegant flowers like calla lilies. And really set the mood with a beautiful sheer curtain, a cosy sheepskin and a strand of fairy lights to add a sense of warmth.

Moody blooms

We’re all for traditional poinsettias and the like, but sometimes embracing a darker side can be just as nice. Create a beautiful display in a glass cabinet using moss (be sure to line the shelves with a protective mat first), richly coloured greenery and flowers, glass domes, and a few decorative items. Start inside the cabinet and work your way up to its top surface. Don’t forget to use items of different heights to create a visually dynamic feeling.

“I wanted this arrangement to have the feel of an enchanted forest. At first glance it stands apart from other holiday flowers, but it’s still totally festive and gorgeous.”

Rita Mestre, interior designer

Fruits and flowers

Take advantage of the beauty of winter fruits. They naturally invoke the much-loved greens and reds we’re often called to decorate with, and you’ll most likely already have fruits like apples, pears and berries (here in Sweden we used lingonberries) on hand. Mix and arrange them with flowers and greenery to instantly brighten up your kitchen. When it comes to choosing vessels and display pieces, think beyond the vase. We chose this colander for the fruits, giving it a twist of its own by creating ribbon decorations through its holes.

We love to see our customers get creative with our products. Go for it! But please note that altering or modifying IKEA products so they can no longer be re-sold or used for their original purpose, means the IKEA commercial guarantees and your right to return the products will be lost.

Made by

Interior designer: Rita Mestre
Photographer: Kimme Persson
Writer: Vanessa Algotsson