The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Thursday, July 20, 2017

{ Types of Cottage & Farmhouse Style Flowers/ Greenery around our Home}

So one thing that I always go for when beginning to decorate a space or when I'm trying to cozy it up with some rustic elements would be flowers & greenery!!! It's my go to item other than pillows/throws to be honest! I've mentioned before that I'm a horrible "green thumb" but that doesn't mean I don't have tons of faux greenery around haha! I get my greenery from @Michaels & @HobbyLobby usually, but I also have a ton from @ikea! There are certain kinds I always go for & that's what today's post is about!!! I know some will think " Isn't all greenery the same" & I would have to say no..I usually always choose the same type of cottagey/farmhousy greenery for our little suburban cottage & it kind of goes something like this..Anything white/rustic/simple & neutral! I hardly ever or never use greenery like cactus, colorful bouquets, or super extravagant flowers! I would say the simpler the better if you're trying to achieve the farmhouse/cottage style..Anything dusty looking { example:Lambs Ears } white, cream, all green with different textures are great for this style!



Some of my FAVORITES to use:

  • Lambs Ear
  • Boxwood anything
  • Fiddle Fig
  • Hydrangeas
  • Peonies
  • Olive Branches
  • Herbs { like the Ikea mini plants }
  • Succulents
  • Cotton Stems
  • White Tulips
  • Baby's Breath


The cream tabletop planter is from @homegoods part of the Rae Dunn collection & is filled with some "Herb" style plants from IKEA! They run about $5 each!

*See this full post HERE


I love greenery with simple green leaves & branches like the faux ones from Michaels! I mixed in some white flowers that I believe are Peonies { I'm probably wrong }. Leave me the name in the comment section if you know!! :)

Garden Style Living Room HERE


Green & white Hydrangea Stems are my favorite filler for just about anytime of the year!


Out of all my flowers these little white ones are my favorite! They look soo simple & rustic & go with ANYTHING!! 

Side Note: I don't have the name of these, so sorry! #blackthumb


Hydrangea Plant.



I believe these are white" Johnny Jump Ups"!


This Boxwood wreath is from Target & it's held up so well for being real & preserved! It does shed a bit but was so worth the $45!!


**Full Summer Dining Room Post HERE


These tall Topiaries are from IKEA!


Another type of faux Topiary pre planted tree!


More on this post HERE

These mini Succulents are from Dollar Tree & the grasses are from Hobby Lobby!

I hope this little guide gave you an idea of what or how cottage. farmhouse greenery looks when decorated with or helped you find what type of greenery to achieve that cozy farmhouse style!! What are your favorite flowers to use in the summer??

Happy FRIDAY!!

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