Lovers of flowers and all things aesthetic, there’s a new addition to what you like, and it is the floral swags for weddings or simply the best swags.
A swag is usually a suspension with a curve in the middle, and two dropping points.
It can be made with cloth (then termed festoon) or can be made up of silk or dried flowers, branches, twigs, floral wires, and ribbons.
And it is widely known to be used as art for areas that need a small amount of decoration, with flowers. Not paintings.
Which painting is small by the way?
Whatever, let us move on to a look back at history to see how these pretty babies came into existence, and thereby, came into use in the modern times.
- 1 A Guide to The Best Swags
- 2 Why You Should Be Buying Floral Swags
- 3 Top 10 Picks for Floral Swags
- 3.1 1. V-Max Floral Decor 32″ Eggplant Rose Swag:
- 3.2 2. Nearly Natural 4932 Sunflower Swag
- 3.3 3. Peony/Rose Swag
- 3.4 4. Factory Direct Craft Burgundy Pip Berry Swag
- 3.5 5. Magnolia Leaf Swag
- 3.6 6. Forsythia Twig Swag
- 3.7 7. Rose Swags-Wedding Flowers Chuppah Arch
- 3.8 8. Wedding Flowers 35″ Peony Rose Hydrangea Swag Silk
- 3.9 9. 50″ Long Cream Silk Flowers Swag
- 3.10 10. 32″ Cream Silk Rose Flowers Swag
- 4 How to Buy The Best Floral Swags
- 5 Conclusion
- 6 What’s the next?
A Guide to The Best Swags
The arrangement of flowers as a part of decoration or being something enjoyable or likable began with the ancient Egyptians. At that time, the arrangements used freshly grown and plucked flowers to account for the beautification. The decorations varied with every race and always had a meaning to it.
The Egyptians used flowers to decorate tombs, homes, for decoration in religious ceremonies etc. Flowers like water lilies, roses, violets, narcissus, poppies, and jasmines were repetitively used and bore religious and symbolic significance.
Greeks incorporated floral arrangements in their wedding as well as in birth ceremonies. At that time, floral arrangements were worn around the necks of Olympic winners and therefore stood for honor, power, and determination. Roses and violets came into use, along with grape leaves and herbs that added greenery. They weren’t too much a fan of the colors they used, but always had sentimental values behind them.
Romans were just the same. Their use of floral arrangements meant victory.
The Chinese were the ones who first gave importance to the color and other attributes of the floral arrangements.
The Victorian Era saw the use of lavish, extravagant arrangements. And people thereby saw the use of silk and satins in decoration.
In the modern times, the floral swags are more a result of aesthetics, than an extravaganza. They are balanced, well-formed and proportionate. Although their uses have decreased than in the past, let me tell you why you should be bringing them up again.
Why You Should Be Buying Floral Swags
Here is why you should be investing in floral swags:
The Touch Of Art
Floral decorations and knowing how to do it best has been considered a work of art since the Egyptians and got recognition in the Victorian times.
Use floral swags for your doors and et voila! You have a stunning artwork right in front of you.
The increase in the number of visitors that have not just family but also neighbors you’ve never talked to?
Don’t ask me why;
Not just for the main door, you can use it on your bedroom doors too.
Dash Of Color
You can use your floral swag for wall decor as well.
A bland wall?
I got your back with the best floral swags and they will accentuate not just the wall, but the room overall.
They can be a compliment to your pieces of furniture too.
If you have textured paint on your wall, or heavily furnished doors, you should not be using floral swags on your doors or your walls.
That’ll be carrying coals to Newcastle for you. But that does not mean you can not use them at all.
You can always use them somewhere else, such as your breakfast table or kitchen table. Since they have a rather flat bottom, they can be set almost anywhere.
Just make sure it is the right size.
Mark Of New Season Or Occasion
Seasonal swags are totally a yes sir for holidays. Sunflower swags for a summery feel; pines, acorns, and berries for a mark of winter; pumpkin backdrop and maple leaves for autumn; bells, pine cone, and cherries for Christmas, coconut leaves, palms, and plumerias for the beachy vibe; you name it.
If you’re a big fan of rare flowers and want to keep them in your house, floral swags, particularly silk floral swags are in it for you.
You can just name the flower and look for it in the swags, or have it made for yourself.
Floral Swags For Weddings
There’s never enough flowers for a wedding.
You can use floral swags for your wedding arch or decorating your wall of the flower.
Anywhere you add it, it only embellishes.
Top 10 Picks for Floral Swags
Here are 10 of the best floral swags that you can choose from:
1. V-Max Floral Decor 32″ Eggplant Rose Swag:
Even a cocktail table can be used to set this up.
It doesn’t come with clips, so that is the only problem. Otherwise, it is so loved that you almost wish it were bigger.
2. Nearly Natural 4932 Sunflower Swag
This weighs about 3 pounds and is 12*4*27 inches, and comes in a metal frame.
Love to know that it is weather-resistant so not to worry if you place it outdoors.
3. Peony/Rose Swag
Match them with your bedroom curtains and see how luminous your room turns.
You can also use it to go above an oval mirror or to go to a wedding arbor.
It weighs about 5 pounds and is 32*7*32 inches.
The flowers look very real and can please even the picky ones.
4. Factory Direct Craft Burgundy Pip Berry Swag
The look is very modern/chic and can add sophistication. It is 14 inches long.
5. Magnolia Leaf Swag
It has a very realistic look and uses real twigs and weighs 5 pounds and is 36*12*36 inches.
Actually, it comes just as described with no hook-complaints or fallen leaves/bent leaves complaints.
So, you can give it a go.
6. Forsythia Twig Swag
It weighs about 12 ounces and is 34*4*10 inches.
The vibrant yellow color on the brown twigs, a perfect color combination that adds a flare even to your kitchen.
7. Rose Swags-Wedding Flowers Chuppah Arch
The color and material speak for the product itself and can be used in wedding decorations in the gazebo or as the arch centerpiece.
8. Wedding Flowers 35″ Peony Rose Hydrangea Swag Silk
9. 50″ Long Cream Silk Flowers Swag
The flowers vary from 2 to 5 inches. A special attention to detail is that the flowers are secured tightly in the back, but can be readjusted.
This weighs about 4 pounds and measures 36*6*6 inches.
Although a little expensive than the others, it is a good value for money and it is also available in pink color if you do not prefer cream.
10. 32″ Cream Silk Rose Flowers Swag
Each flower is up to 5 inches long.
They are beautifully white and would accentuate any room with mild pastel colors.
It has a lush, rich look to it and a natural feel.
They are all in all a good value for the quality.
How to Buy The Best Floral Swags
In order to buy the best floral swags, you have to know about the following things:
Line, form, and texture
The swags get their line from church-tower shaped flowers like delphinium, snapdragon or stock flowers.
This can act a good backdrop if you are looking for larger swags.
Forms that are more natural to the flowers, and haven’t been bent or tampered with, give a realistic look.
However, branches and twigs can be bent anyway possible. If you want to project a dried-flower look, your texture can be course, metallic even.
But if you want a natural feel, you should opt for a “softer” texture.
Flowers turning sideways or backward or upwards; anywhere except the center, will totally defeat the purpose of the swag.
It will take the attention from the swag to the flowers, and can be very upsetting. So you should stick to a static quality and look for a perfectly contoured, well-outlined piece.
Your silk floral swag shouldn’t be the size of Gulliver’s head or the size of a cello.
It should be such that it promotes the look of the place. It is of psychological importance to maintain good balance. Imbalanced anything always creates tension and an untidy, disheveled look.
So the swag shouldn’t be lopsided in the name of tapering or heavy on the top, barely-there on the bottom. Find a balance.
This is the most important thing to look for when buying floral swags.
You don’t just to have to pay attention to the color of the swag, but of the room, the different types of furniture, the curtains, walls, and doors.
It will only reflect your bad taste if you select the wrong colors. You can take the help of color wheels to detect which colored swag will look good where. On darkly colored doors, any bright colored will look beautiful.
On a white door too, bright colors will shine. But on wooden or wood-colored doors, burgundy or any not-so-regular colored doors, you have to do your maths.
A black rose looks heavier than a pale carnation. A contrast of dark and light colors, a varied composition, playing with the shapes, choosing from the same color family, all of these are very important things to know before buying the perfect swag.
Most of the swags discussed here as my top 10 picks are silked floral swags.
However, swags can be made of many different materials. They can be made of real flowers ( surprise, surprise!), dried flowers, metals or fabrics. Besides the flowers, the swags have branches, berries, grasses, foliage, nuts, cones, and sometimes even small fruits and vegetables.
Wax, yarns etc. are also used in the making of these swags.
Whatever the material, you can choose it according to your taste, and of course, the quality.
From the entryway to your home to your balcony door, floral swags can be added anywhere.
This simple form of adornment can be a marker of the new season, a reason to celebrate or just the merriments of a nature-lover.
But you don’t need an excuse to put them up your wall or hang them on your door.
If you want to buy a floral swag, just order online or visit a shop. They’ll be a good addition, no questions asked.
What’s the next?
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