Hi there! Welcome to my Flower Power post – not the 1960’s anti-war kind, but the kind that comes from using gorgeous flowers in your home to create a pretty and happy environment.
Today’s flower post is part of the monthly blog hop I participate in with 12 really fun and talented bloggers – so you’ll get tons of fresh ideas on using flowers in your home. If you’ve found your way here from Janine at Happy Happy Nester, then I know you’ve already seen some gorgeous flower arrangements. Janine has a great eye for flower arrangements!
Not all of us have access to really great flower markets or local flower shops (that would be me – sob!). Even the local grocery stores in my area are very hit-or-miss in the fresh flower department. So today I want to share 10 easy and inexpensive ways that you can add the beauty of flowers to your home while sticking to a budget and using what you can find.
Most of these ideas are things that I’ve done in my own home, as you’ll soon see.
I’ve provided some affiliate links to the same or similar products if I could find them after each example in case you want to create the look in your own home.
#1 – Cut blooms from your shrubs
Last summer I trimmed up our shasta daisies and gathered them together in this pretty crumpled white bowl. They’re so happy and pretty with their yellow centers that they don’t need to be arranged in a fancy vase or complicated arrangement.
#2 – Group Single Stems Together
A collection of clear bottles and vases is all that’s needed to display these single rose stems. Each bloom is so pretty, that having them spaced apart like this helps you to appreciate their beauty. And cutting them at differing heights makes the whole grouping more interesting.
#3 – Jazz Up Simple Grocery Store Flowers
Last year I bought two bunches of grocery stores flowers from Costco (an hour’s drive away – so you can see why I don’t hit them up often!) and mixed them together for this pretty Mother’s Day centerpiece. A couple of single blossoms in teacups made up the place settings.
#4 – Short and Sweet
Just recently I shared this shot of my master bedroom refresh. To add a little softness, I bought a bundle of Walmart roses, cut the stems really short, and grouped them in a vintage vase. So easy and inexpensive, but they really have a lot of presence.
#5 – Containers Make a Difference
These irises from Costco really shine when placed in a pretty white ceramic pitcher in my spring kitchen. Sometimes the simple and unpretentious containers are the best!
#6 – Use Simple Potted Plants
Last spring I bought several small containers of yellow tulips for my spring home tour. I lined a shallow brass bowl with spanish moss, removed the tulips from their pots, and covered up the roots with more spanish moss. I had to add a plastic container under them for watering purposes, but I was able to keep the flowers alive quite easily, and later planted them out in my garden. Don’t you love a 2-fer?!
#7 – Keep it Casual
I have no idea what this shrub is, but it’s planted outside my front door, and it grows like a weed. Literally – I swear I have to trim it every other week. (Maybe it is a weed?) So last summer I decided to make good use of those trimmed off branches. I love the loose, flow-y feel of this casual arrangement and how it spills out of the container. Again – the pretty blue vase really makes this casual arrangement!
#8 – Unexpected Touches Make a Difference
Okay – I’m cheating a little here because I talked about using containers up #5, but in this case, I’m talking about using a container for display that really is unexpected and a little unusual. This tin planter spends most of the summer out on my deck – but doesn’t it make for a fun presentation in the dining room for a change? I love trying something a little something different once in a while to shake things up.
Here’s another example of an unexpected container from my Easter table I posted just last week (again with the tin). It makes a fun, and interesting statement filled with cherry blossoms (to be – they hadn’t quite flowered yet).
#9 – Fresh Flowers for Every Room
Yes, even bathrooms can use a little flower power now and again. Here’s my white pitcher again pinch-hitting as a vase. Don’t you think this simple little arrangement really adds a spark to my hall bath? So don’t save the flower just for the dining room table. Sprinkle them around the house so you can enjoy them wherever you go.
#10 – Use Flowers for Pops of Color
Doesn’t this pretty white kitchen get a huge boost of charm from those colorful flowers? Again – they’re not fancy arrangements. They’re just flowers you could cut out of your garden. But bringing in colorful blooms really adds pizzaz to a space. If your room is all white – try some eye-popping colors like these purples and pinks. If you have a colorful room already, try some calming whites – they’ll give the eye a place to rest.
That’s it! My 10 ideas for easy and inexpensive flowers in your home! Thanks for stopping by today – sure hope you gleaned something that will be helpful to you in your own home.
Now it’s time for you to head over to Michael at Inspired by Charm. Michael always does things up in a fun and absolutely gorgeous fashion, so I know you’ll be well reward for stopping by to see what he has in store.
And here’s the list of all of the participating bloggers in today’s tour. I can’t wait to check out all of their beautiful ideas!
See you later, friends!