Creating the Perfect Flower Arrangement for Spring

It’s springtime! Everything seems to be stirring to life after a long winter season. Finally, a reprieve from the winter blues after the holidays have been boxed up for the year.

Your artificial Christmas tree might be packed away until next winter, but you can pull out a few white or cream colored poinsettias from the Christmas decorations to set off yellow daisies and pink roses. Now is the time to think about springtime flower arrangements to give your home a fresh, bright feel.

Simplicity is in style this season, so it’s easy for you to create classic flower arrangements of your own using fresh cut flowers from your garden or from a local florist. Go with monochromatic color combinations–poppies and tulips are a lively, bright duo that lend cheeriness to any room.

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By coupling colorful arrangements with simple, modern vases or bowls, you can mix and match an accent that will work well in any room of your home.

For an endearing, homey look, try a flea market find like a colorful jar or oversized coffee cup as a vase alternative. MarthaStewart.com recommends an eclectic, textured mix for a Mother’s Day gift, but this arrangement would work well on an end table or anywhere you need a smaller display in your home.

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Hint: you can spray paint old-fashioned Mason or canning jars in bright colors like lemon yellow or coral to show off your arrangement, too.

Need an easy way to spruce up your shelves after the Christmas decorations are down? Try a few single roses and votive candle holders. For a special occasion or just to freshen up a tired space, simply invest in a few grocery store roses and snip off the stems. Floating in a small votive candle holder, they’ll last surprisingly long and add a lovely (and fragrant!) touch to your living space.

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Image c/o marthastewart.com

Creating flower arrangements isn’t rocket science, but keeping fresh touches in your home keeps your decor classic and updated throughout the spring and the seasons to come. Take a stab at your own creative ideas with flowers. It’s fun and worth the effort!