There's something about flowers. They have a certain magic I can't quite explain — having them around just makes everything a little better. If this neverending winter has got you down, why not bring some flowers into your home for a little almost-spring pick-me-up? And while you're at it, try one of these creative ideas for arranging flowers that even a novice can master.
Above: I'm a little ashamed to admit this, but I am really, really terrible at arranging flowers. That's why I love this idea from Peaches and Mint — a profusion of spring blossoms, each in its own small vase. Grouping the vases together on a tray gives the effect of a flower arrangement, but still allows each bloom to shine. Perfection.
Just for kicks, here's a variation on the theme — a grouping of bottles, filled with wildflowers and tied together with twine. This is a great option if you don't happen to have a billion bud vases on hand — nine matching glass bottles should be easy enough to come by. Spotted on Country Living.
This idea is a bit more ambitious... but who can resist the allure of a flower chandelier? Just make sure those vases are secured tightly to avoid crashing blooms. From Decor8.
Here's another idea to love from Decor8... placing flower arrangements under a cloche makes everything seem just a little bit more special.
When a bouquet seems too fussy, a few tall, lanky stems will suffice. Other ideas to steal: 1. Repurposing a liquor bottle (and as a big fan of Bulleit Bourbon, I can tell you that drinking it will be no chore), and 2. placing flowers in the bathroom, which always feels so indulgent and special. From Hanna's Room.
The same but just a little different: a single bud (or branch) in an oversized vase has a simple elegance. From Decor Dots.
An oversized vase! With giant flowers! On the floor! It's beautiful and brilliant and I'm kicking myself for not thinking of this before. Warning: not for households with young children. Or rambunctious cats. Spotted on Design*Sponge. (And if you're in search of a giant vase of your own, this guy is almost two feet tall.)
Another genius why-didn't-I-think-of-that idea, from the folks at Marie Claire Maison (via Poppytalk). Create a flower arrangement in a jar, and then cover the bottom inch or two with a layer or water. This is great for the floral arranging challenged like me, because you don't have to worry about blooms flopping all over the place. Plus it has a certain strange, mystical appeal. Kind of like a ship in a bottle, but, you know, a bouquet in a bottle.
Flowers in a mason jar. Duh. If you're going to try this, one of these guys will help you out a lot. Spotted on Junebug Weddings.
And finally — this is so strangely perfect: flowers + grapefruit slice. As a bonus, your home will smell like spring and citrus. Find out how on Daily Squeeze.
(Image credits: Peaches and Mint; Country Living; Decor8; Decor8; Hanna's Room; Decor Dots; Design Sponge; Marie Claire Maison; Junebug Weddings; Daily Squeeze)