In this post: Looking to add pretty displays to your living spaces? These flower arrangement ideas will help you create French inspired vignettes using pink flowers.⇒
If there’s one thing I love more than flowers…
it’s pink flowers!
Oh, sure, I do my share of all white arrangements or pretty periwinkles and blues. But when I think about my most cherished flower arrangements, my top choices of blooms are almost always pink. From pale blush right on up through fuchsia and magenta, my beloved flowers are varied, but the palette… not so much.
I love to use florals to decorate my house, whether it be a lush mixed bouquet in an oversized urn or a tiny bud vase filled with all one type of flower. Grouping several unique vases together or lining up identical planters in a row, decorating with flowers goes a lot further than just putting them in water. It involves selecting the blossoms, including color, shape and size, choosing a receptacle that will showcase them at their best, and finally styling them in your spaces for optimal enjoyment. Here are 7 tips for creating beautiful flower arrangements at home.
1. Use Interesting Containers
Are you the sort who pulls out the same glass vase week after week, or every time you receive a lovely bouquet? Almost anything can be a container for your florals, as long as you can insert something that will reliably hold water. I’ve used teacups, a wine caddy, a tea tin and even once a shoe.
But mostly I use vases in all shapes and sizes that add to the beauty of both the arrangement and the room. My favorites are vintage like the transferware pitcher below, or meant to look aged like the distressed urn above.
2. Style a Vignette
There’s nothing wrong with a lovely gathered bunch, placed in its “usual spot”, but how much more interesting it is to include your floral display in a styled vignette. Perhaps try a smaller vessel to allow room for the other items, or a tall fluted vase to raise the flowers above your presentation. I like to group like items together to highlight the collection, like the cluster of decorative boxes that are assembled below.
3. Decorate for an Occasion
Of course it’s awesome to buy flowers “just because”, but they are most appreciated when celebrating an occasion. The scene below is an entry table for a bridal shower, where recipe cards are given out for the guests to fill out for the prospective bride.
I can’t imagine the table without a charming flower arrangement, in this case brimming with pink peonies. The floral napkins serve as a nice reflection of the feminine bouquet, while the china teacup with roses adds another parallel motif.
4. Use a Theme
Even for a small celebration or just a simple dinner, your floral arrangements can benefit from a whimsical theme. For this wine tasting I used a trio of wine bottles, with DIY labels and stems of pink flowers. This is a terrific way to add decorations to a bare corner when the main centerpieces are on the dining table. Just pull out a few blooms and tuck them into the bottles and viola! Instant arrangement.
5. Think Beyond Tabletops
Flower arrangements have a tendency to be placed on tables and counters, but why not extend your decor to the fireplace mantel? Just two urns flanking the mantel clock are enough to make a grand statement and add color (of course pink!) to a neutral room.
I also enjoy flowers in wall baskets or in tall planters placed on the floor.
6. Keep Your Home Style in Mind
Your floral arrangements are an opportunity to express your personal style, so keep that in mind when designing your displays. I use chinoiserie vases and silver pitchers with a French Country pedigree, but if your look is more farmhouse then go rustic casual to suit your taste. Sleek crystal works with modern, while stoneware leans transitional. The options are endless and it’s best to shop your own home first for items you already love.
7. Make a Statement with Multiples
If one arrangement is good, two or more can be fabulous! I love a repetitive line of three identical items together or a cluster of varied but complementary styles that work nicely in a grouping. You can use risers to vary the heights or possibly use different flowers in each vessel. Isolate by color for even more interest.
I most often buy my flowers at the local grocery store, but they become less ordinary when I take time to arrange them creatively. The styling begins at the store as I make my selections, and you can be sure the first blooms I pick are the ones that come in pink!
Additional Flower Arrangement Ideas
- Use mason jars in a caddy as vases
- Lay flowers in a dough bowl or market basket
- Bring outdoor planters indoors for a fresh from the garden look
- Create a wreath or garland with fresh flowers
- Tuck flowers in your napkin rings on a dinner table
- You can use faux flowers for any of these ideas
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