Decorate With Flowers for Spring

Fresh flowers bring new life and energy to any space. Celebrate the return of warm weather with beautiful arrangements of spring flowers.

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Rustic Watering Can Arrangements

Bring the act of gardening to the table by arranging white flowers in weathered watering cans (look at thrift stores and flea markets.) Tulips are a great choice, as they’re affordable and evoke a casual-yet-elegant feeling.

Colorful Abundance

Combine loosestrife, peonies and roses with wildflowers in a low, rustic container to brighten up a windowsill. Image courtesy of flickr user hello-julie.

Chalkboard Pots

Give inexpensive terra cotta pots a playful makeover with chalkboard paint; fill with blooming bulbs for a cheery pop of spring color.

Monochromatic Magic

A tiered array of one hue is springy and sophisticated. Here, yellow fritillaria, tulips, freesias and daffodils tucked into a mixture of terra cotta pots and glass vases combine to make a stunning focal point for an Easter table or spring celebration.

Pretty in Pink

Anemones and tulips tucked into a handmade stoneware vase are perfect for a simple spring dinner party, indoors or out. Image courtesy of flickr user hello-julie.

Small But Mighty

Diminutive grape hyacinth, creamy double tulips and tiny fuchsia phlox pack a powerful punch when placed in a compact handmade urn. Image courtesy of flickr user hello-julie.

Restful Shades

Wake up to a soothing bedside arrangement. Designer Lori Dennis used a glass vase filled with hyacinth and white tulips to lend this restful space a touch of spring.

Unarranged Arrangements

Arranging flowers needn't be intimidating or complicated. Simply choose three flowers in complementary colors and shapes. Cut stems so flowers sit about two inches above the top of container, remove all leaves that will fall below the water line, and bunch flowers together in a tight, mounded arrangement. To keep arrangements fresh, trim the ends and change the water every few days. Typically, most arrangements last about a week or two.

Celebrate Spring With a Vibrant Bouquet

The contrasting blues and oranges of this vibrant hand-tied bouquet make the blooms sing with intensity. This arrangement makes a gorgeous Mother's Day gift or, in an orange or black glass vase, a sensational centerpiece.

A Visually Striking Springtime

This arrangement of daffodils and dogwood stems brings a fresh, vibrant optical illusion to any kitchen table, windowsill or even bathroom. Using a square glass vase makes this professional-looking display simple to create.

Organic Appeal

Young flag irises bloom beneath a canopy of horse chestnut leaves in a unique arrangement that highlights nature's different scales and unusual shapes. Position this display on a shelf or mantelpiece in a light, airy room.

Bring Cherry Blossoms Indoors

Japanese painting is the inspiration for this stunning yet simple celebration of spring: an informal, front-facing vase arrangement that looks like a tree in bloom. This design suits a large, airy hall, living room, porch or lobby.

Add a Little Zest

Citrus halves add an unexpected bit of color to this vibrant, party-worthy arrangement. Add the cut lemons, limes or oranges to your bouquet just before guests arrive so they will look fresh. Adorn the base of each vase with mounded fresh citrus.

Spring Fling

This whimsical centerpiece is perfect for spring-inspired dinner parties and is surprisingly simple to create. Towering curly willow branches in a tall vase juxtapose simple white hydrangeas in glass vessels. Design by Kate Riley of Centsational Girl

Bring the Garden In

Stagger small and large antique bottles inside an old wooden tool box and fill with your yard's most vibrant spring wildflowers.

Clean and Fresh

Ideal for the kitchen or bathroom, a silver vase filled with pastel-colored flowers can give a room a clean, fresh look.

Sweet Peas Keep it Simple

This small vase arrangement of a few loose sweet peas shows that sometimes, less really is more. Its intimate scale, delicate look, subtle hues and light fragrance provide an irresistable sensory delight.

Tea-Time Tulips

Small arrangements can make a big impression. These loosely arranged tulips accent a dressing table, china hutch or shelf perfectly, or dress up individual place settings or a children's tea party.

Classic Beauty

This impressive rose-and-lilac arrangement appears to have an abundance of flowers but much of the substance comes from carefully arranged, front-facing foliage. This display will look pretty in a foyer, minimalist living room or banquet table for a meal.

Pitcher Perfect

This uncomplicated, freshly-picked arrangement captures the lush, natural abundance of the country. Lilacs are especially beautiful tucked into a simple pitcher, but use what you have in your garden.

Spring Bursts Forth

This colorful, energetic arrangement features a unique three-dimentional pop of tone-spanning pinks, with fresh green and natural wood complements. Create it for an Easter or Mother's Day gift or centerpiece.

Harbinger of Spring

Grape hyacinths, in a handmade stoneware vase, add an exuberant spring touch to any space. Image courtesy of flickr user hello-julie.

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