Spring is finally here. Although there may be a delay in noticing outdoors from time to time, you can certainly get into the spirit by bring nature inside. A flower arrangement no matter how big or small is always a chic touch to add to the home. Whether you are entertaining for Easter, Mother's Day or a spur of the moment get together, do not overlook this detail that will leave your guests thinking you are the Martha Stewart of the group. Additionally, any of the follow spring floral arrangements make a thoughtful hostess gift when you are invited somewhere this spring.
It Takes Two - Magnolias & Plum Blossom
Use size as the contrast here. Pair similarly shaped flowers or varying sizes to create a chic centerpiece. All you need are two types of flowers. This can be achieved with Magnolias & Plum Blossoms here which have a similar petal shape & structure. Notice how the soft hues or pink & white blend well together. Try this also with large orchids & cherry blossoms, or two different types of roses.
Breakaway from Bouquets - Tulips
Floral Arrangements do not have to always be bouquets of flowers. Try a more minimal approach with tall vases with a bottom layer of rocks or pebbles. What a fun and different take on tulips which will surly impress friends. Best part, look how few flowers you need for this one.
Leave it to Leaves - Leaves (Various)
You may find you have limited access to the flowers you want if Winter is lingering and Spring seems like it is never going to get here. Use leaves. These bright green fauna are more than just filler for arrangements, they can be stars as well. Here you can see the simple beauty in combining vases or varying heights with the gorgeous patterns & shapes different leaves have.
First Signs of Spring - Forsythia
If you are pulling from natures timeline, look for the first signs of Spring in your area. Forsythia is one of the first signs Spring has arrived. This yellow flower is the sort of like Mother Nature's Olive Branch that Spring is here.
Branching Out - Cherry Blossoms
Continuing with the branch theme, think of flowering trees. Utilize Cherry Blossoms, Forsythia & Magnolia for voluminous additions to your arrangements or just by themselves for a huge splash of Spring on an entry table or buffet.
Ditch the Vases - Daffodils
Do not marry yourself to the vases as the only means for displaying flowers. Use household items like tiny creamers, tea pots, cups & water pitchers for a whimsical yet chic touch. I love the idea of using individual tea pots for a brunch or lunch, creating one for each table setting as a nice take away. Also Daffodils which do not last long would be a great application for a take away Spring favor. Also great on a nightstand in a guest bedroom. Find inspiration anywhere and everywhere.
Vibrant Vases - Lemons
Add even more color to your arrangement with a double walled vases trick. Simply nest a smaller vases inside a larger vases. Here you have a second chance to add color, texture or introduce a theme. Sliced lemons & water add a cheery case for color, but you could also put in candy in for a party. The ideas are endless, the trick is keeping the flowers & decoration separate not to compromise the water's chemistry & interfere with the life of the arrangement.
Filler Up - Apples & Hydrangea
Filler can be a fabulous thing to feature in tall column vases adding great focus. Considering the apple & hydrangea combination which plays off of a similar color story. This floral arrangement could not be easier. Taking to common place items & elevating them literally. I just love the pillowy tops of Hydrangea. An affordable way to create a grouping for a big impact. This one will last too!
Ombre - Tulips
Tulips are a favorite for Spring, but how to deviate from the expected? Tie three bouquets of Tulips and find a color story that lets you create a soft transition and ombre effect that is so chic yet simple. I love the starkness of the individually tied bases, just ribber band each and cover with a stray Tulip leaf pinned in place. This looks so much more expensive than a basic bouquet doesn't it?
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE FLOWERS FOR SPRING? WHAT IS YOUR GO TO IDEA FOR BRING SPRING FLOWERS IN YOUR HOME. WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!