Photo Gallery: Easy Flower Arrangements
Bold orange blooms pair with lush greenery in this room. A fabric container elevates the look of a humble houseplant, while individual dahlia stems are contained in an asymmetrical white vase. When using fabric or paper containers for plants, be sure to line the container with plastic, or use a saucer to prevent water from soaking through.
A casual bouquet like this one lends charm to any space with an eclectic mix of traditional blooms. Plush peonies are a country garden staple, and when paired with loose greenery, create a carefree arrangement that complements romantic rooms. The clear, bottom-heavy glass vase adds more old-fashioned appeal and helps balance the bouquet.
A simple grouping of common garden flowers looks quaint in tin containers. Here, Queen Anne’s Lace, hydrangea and white blooms are casually displayed in old-fashioned buckets and ceramic jugs. For an authentic, country-chic look, stick to a single-species of flower or monochromatic blooms.
Add sparkle to your table with elegant glass vases like the unique examples shown here. Their narrow, long necks are perfect for supporting flower stems, making it easy to display flowers with plenty of height. Choose flowers such as delphinium and gladiolus, which offer gorgeous blossoms on stiff stems, to create a similar look.
A white bathroom gets a shot of colour with this simple vase of pink roses. Placing bouquets in unexpected places, such as the bathroom, adds life and interest to vignettes and tablescapes. To make flowers last longer, be sure to strip all foliage from the stems; while it may look pretty, leaves rot underwater, and the bacteria shorten flower life.
Place flowering bulbs and leafy ferns inside clear, oversized jars. A few blossoms would look equally elegant inside glass vessels like these; either place an inch of water in the bottom and let the flowers relax against the sides, or fill the vessel to the top and “drown” the entire bloom.
Used glass bottles have a natural patina and can be found in bulk at flea markets and garage sales. Grouped together in different shapes and sizes, they’re perfect for showing off simple, fresh-cut flowers or interesting bits of greenery, as shown here.
Flowers are the perfect finishing touch to any decorative grouping. Here, plush peonies add texture and softness to a collection of curios on a bedroom dresser. For lasting freshness, re-cut stems before arranging, and change the water on a daily basis.
Add interest to a grouping of potted plants or small flower arrangements by displaying them on tiered trays or cake stands. Here, kitchen herbs and violets are displayed on a rustic wooden stand, enhancing the kitchen’s traditional style.
Single flower stems look beautiful when displayed in colourful bottles. For maximum effect, place an arrangement in the windowsill, where sunlight will make the bottles gleam. Watch our video on how to make these DIY bottle vases. If you make them, be sure to use a florist’s water tube on the end of each stem for long lasting flowers.
Make an impact in any space by displaying flowering branches alone or with other flowers. When trimmed and placed in an arrangement, flowering branches add a woody texture and height. For maximum drama, leave the branches longer and display them together, as shown here.
A modest arrangement of white tulips suits this spare dining room perfectly. The flowers relax gracefully over the edge of the vase, emphasizing the casual feel of the room and providing visual relief from the heavy black tabletop.
Beautiful hydrangea blooms make a bright centerpiece to this charming dresser vignette. Stripping the leaves from the bottom half of the branches keeps the look airy and light. When using flowering branches or other top-heavy flowers, choose a vase that won’t tip over, like the round vase shown here.
A series of simple flower arrangements in a sunny window offers a moment of serenity in a high-traffic hallway. The yellow of the flowers plays up the bold, modern colour of the roman shade in the window.