Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Using Architectural Props in Your Flower Shop
A very classy and modern way to accent your floral merchandise is to use architectural props for backdrops in your flower shop. You might ask what are architectural props. These are accents of old recycled pieces of buildings, such as windows, window frames, doors, etc. Here are ten ideas and ways to implement architectural features in your flower shop.
1. A salvaged fireplace mantle could make a fabulous focal point in your shop.
2. Stained glass windows would be an excellent way to accentuate your floral goods. You could put a price tag on the stained glass and sell the piece or just keep the prop for display.
3. A Victorian screen door is a superior backdrop for a large dried flower wreath and blooming plants. Tuck the screen door in and about baskets, green and blooming plants, and other dried flowers. Very nice!
4. Wrought iron gates leaned against the wall is a fine way to displays silk and dried swags or wreaths. Also, hang dried flower bunches on gates and wrought iron fencing. Similarly, old barn wood can be fashioned into benches for the blooming and green plants in your flower shop as well as backdrops for country products and signs.
5. Old salvaged front doors are a lovely architectural accent. Once again use to display wreaths and swags or as an ornamental backdrop.
6. Windows with glass add a unique backdrop for merchandise in your shop. Hang in and around products you want to highlight. Furthermore, you can put the window on a tall easel and display a magnificent wreath you have created.
7. Windows without glass that have been rescued are just as much a splendid accent piece as windows with glass. These can be painted wild and bright colors or soft, muted tints. Whatever you need to highlight, the windows can be made to order. Several of them painted Christmas red and displaying evergreen wreaths would be a nice way to merchandise the fresh wreaths during the Christmas holiday season.
8. Old recovered garden fountains and statuettes could put an emphasis on your plants and garden items. If the fountain really worked that would be extraordinary.
9. Reclaimed stone could be used to make a garden path leading up to a water fountain. Not salvaged, but new fountains are readily available. The sound of water in a flower shop is quite enjoyable; tranquil, and soothing.
10. Salvaged wooden cabinets, chairs, and shelves are very useful in displays. These can be used to display gift items and basket gardens. It is a way to get your merchandise off the floor. Check your local salvage yards. Keep your eye out at yard sales, thrift store, and flea markets for architectural props to use in your flower shop. Remember, making your floral shop a one of its kind makes it distinctive.