Ikebana: Decoration with flowers

Ikebana is a Japanese art of flower arrangements that we can help give a different touch to our decor.


Ikebana means “flower living placed”. It is also known as Kado, “way of flowers”. Ikebana is not just a way to put some flowers together, is an ancient tradition in Japan that some of the respect that Easterners have for nature and its relationship with her.

This art can be summarized in four principles to follow:

  1. Trying to mimic nature and use organic elements. Ikebana is the basis of respect for nature and, therefore, seek to be as natural as possible.
  2. Choice of form. We can compare the Ikebana with watercolor. With a few strokes (in this case leaves or branches), light spaces and colors that harmonize.
  3. Garnish with objects. Combine flowers with rocks, algae or sand is common in Ikebana. Always as additional decorative element can also be used as glass or plastic objects.
  4. Choose colors. The choices of colors in decorating Ikebana have much to do with the environment to decorate. Always consider the light that you will receive and choose accordingly. If the place is poorly lit, try to use white flowers and soft colors that reflect light.


It also takes into account the season of the year or the feeling that we want to in our space, in winter used warm colors – from red to yellow, while in summer colds are used – green, blue, etc.. – And lots of green leaf to create the cooling effect.