5 Tips To Decorate With Fresh Flowers

The following post is from Myra of My Blessed Life:

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Spring is in full swing in most parts of the country and flowers are blooming left and right. Tulips and daffodils have made their appearances in the South. Now the Iris blossoms are following suit.  One of the most easy ways to add color, life and extra texture into your home decor is to decorate with fresh flowers from the grocery store, a florist or your back yard.

Here are 5 tips to decorate with fresh flowers…

One Simple Vase

This probably seems like a no-brainer, but using one simple vase opens up so many possibilities.  You can use a clear vase, a white pitcher or an old bucket or bottle.  I find the most unique, inexpensive containers at thrift stores and yard sales. Don’t be afraid to push the envelope flap a little. I decorated my Spring Mantel with tulips in an old minnow {yes, used to hold fish bait} bucket.

A Collection

On the flip side, using a collection of vases can add a powerful visual impact to a table or shelf.  Using all clear vases, all white vases, a colorful collection or an eclectic mix is completely up to you.  I love how vases in a line with a single flowering stem looks. It is simple and very elegant.

Simple tip: When decorating with a collection of vases, stick with odd numbers. You’ll be surprised how well odd numbers work!

Monochromatic

When varying the vases that you use, try sticking with a monochromatic {using the same color} flower palette.   Doing this will soften the various colored vases and will really allow the flowers to shine.

Bursts of Color

You can also buy flowers already put together in bouquet bundles. Most of the time these flowers are accompanied with baby’s breath, greenery and a wide range of colors. That’s okay too!  It all just depends on your personal taste, style and where you’re going to display the flowers.

Flowering Tree Branches

This time of year there is a plethora of flowering trees. Tulip trees, pear trees {although they don’t smell too great!} and dogwoods are just a few that are in bloom.  By filling  a vase {or several} with flowering tree branch cuttings, you can add a great architectural dimension to a floral design.  The hard, knobby texture of the wood along with the soft flowers is intriguingly beautiful.

I hope you’re inspired to add some fresh flowers to your home decor this Spring!

Do you typically decorate with fresh flowers in the Springtime?  What is your favorite flower?

Myra has a B.A. in Interior Design and is currently self-employed. When she’s not spending time with her little man, thrifting, creating, shopping or working on a project, Myra enjoys date nights with her husband and blogging at My Blessed Life.