24 Ways to Decorate With Plants and Flowers

From pretty flowers to potted trees, find some great ways to mix botanical elements with your interior decor.
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White Hydrangeas

Beautiful arrangements don't have to cost a fortune. You only need a few lush, white hydrangeas in a tall glass cylinder vase to bring a touch of elegance to any room. And don't think of flowers just for dining rooms: spread them throughout the house to offer a surprise in laundry rooms, guest rooms, bathrooms and entryways.

Liriope muscari

Massed sprigs of 'Liriope muscari' make for an arresting fireplace arrangement, a great example of how there are many ways to use greenery in the home in unexpected ways.

Tulip Tub

Lavender and white tulips in a gold-rimmed porcelain ramekin would bring a burst of color to any room.

The Green Scene

Not loving the girly, flowery look in your home? Rich orbs of moss displayed in a coffee table bowl and on the fireplace mantle suit the luxurious vibe in this masculine lounge.

Sleeping Thrill

Pretty pink roses and peonies strike a feminine note in this master bedroom.

'Super Parrot' Tulips

White 'Super Parrot' tulips mixed with white snapdragons offer simple drama when placed in a contemporary chiseled black glass bowl.

Enchanted Stairway

This family stairway at the 2013 Decorators Show House and Gardens in Atlanta is designed by The Mercantile in Atlanta and shows there is more than one way to bring nature inside. Plants and flowers do the trick, but a beautiful wallpaper with a botanical motif can also express a love of the outdoors.

Winter Pansies

Give a gift that keeps on growing. For a new take on a traditional winter “gift basket,” dress up a container of Cool Wave white pansies for a present that will bloom non-stop throughout the cool winter months.

White Parrot Tulips

White tulips and 'Tinkerbell' thistle create an interesting color and texture mix in a low glass cylinder vase.

Roses and Peonies

Bring a beautiful burst of color to a guest room or treat yourself to a fragrant arrangement that guarantees sweet dreams. Banksia, 'Pecher' peonies, 'Latin Breeze' roses, aspidistra leaves, and mixed cockscomb are displayed on a bedroom nightstand in a striking chrome cube.

Wintery White Pansies

Charm your guests with a wintery, white Cool Wave pansy centerpiece. Add silver accents, branches and pinecones for an elegant, affordable, look that’s perfect for indoors and outdoors.  

Pink Hydrangeas

Pink hydrangeas in a Chinese export-style cachepot demonstrate that just a few of the right blooms—and the perfect vessel—can go a long way in raising your style profile.

Coral Peonies

'Coral Charm' peonies are displayed in a glass cylinder vase lined with aspidistra leaves.

Parrot Tulip Bunches

Pure white tulips and white parrot tulips in a gold-rimmed porcelain ramekin are a beautiful white-on-white accent in this ivory kitchen.

Plush Peonies

'Madame Edouard Doriat' peonies spill luxuriantly out of this glass cylinder vase lined with aspidistra leaves.

Kumquat Trees

Kumquat trees and tufts of sphagnum moss in Ming-style 'Goldfish Bowl' planters add drama to this hallway.

Long White Tulips

Fresh flowers don't have to cost a fortune. Even a small number of pretty blooms become exquisite when paired with the right collection of interesting vessels like these white tulips in contemporary ceramic cylinder vases.

White Roses

A classic arrangement of white roses on a windowsill demonstrate that less can, indeed, be more.

Screening Bloom

This home cinema in neutral colors is the ideal backdrop for some brightly colored roses.

Bonsai Bonanza

A bonsai plant displayed in a Chinese ceramic bowl perfectly suits the minimalist arrangement on this console.

Pink Peonies

'Coral Charm' peonies with their lush, ballgown petals framed in a simple glass vase would add glamor to any room.

Red Berries and White Pansies

Winter is a wonderful opportunity to bring your design sensibility outdoors. Improve your winter curb appeal and greet visitors with a white pansy arrangement incorporating natural elements like boughs or branches. This long-lasting wintery container featuring bold, red berries will look stunning all season long.  

Feather Your Nest

This flower arrangement at Atlanta's Callanwolde estate benefits from an interesting mix of greenery, variously sized pinecones, berries and feathers.

The Nook

A mix of greenery, feathers and ornaments make for an interesting arrangement in this nook at Atlanta's Callanwolde estate.