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.

Bird Decorations

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

Chalkboard Pots

Chalkboard Pots

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

Fresh Flower Spring Collection Wows in Yellow DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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

Spring 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.

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Restful Shades

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

PInk and Yellow Floral Centerpiece

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.

Stunning Spring Bouquet DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Springtime Arrangement of Narcissi Bulbs DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Flag Iris and Horse Chestnut Centerpiece DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Cherry Blossoms Stems in Bark Covered Vase DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Outdoor Table Floral Centerpiece With Fresh Oranges

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.

Enchanting Centerpiece Design

Spring Fling

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

Floral Glass Bottle Arrangement

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.

Floral Centerpiece Next to Table Linens

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.

Mixed Sweet Peas Arranged in Leaf Covered Tumbler DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Coffee Mugs as Flower Vases DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Roses in Flower Arrangement DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Lilac Pitcher Captures Country Kitchen Charm DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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.

Springtime Arrangement has Large Open Design DK - Fresh Flower Arranging © 2011 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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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