How to Display Flowers Like a Complete Pro at Home

It all starts with the vase...

Want to know how the florists make their displays look so damn fine, all the time? Here are 9 insider tips to help you put on a floral display that will floor any visitor!

10 Mar 2017 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay

Autumn may be upon us, but that does not mean we need to farewell all the signs of spring, summer and sunnier days from our lives! In fact, now is the time to master your floral arrangement game so that your interiors can be in full bloom long after the outdoors have given up!

Here are nine tips for arranging flowers like a florist at home!

1. Embrace Creativity

Sometimes it’s the flowers that behave badly together that create the most beautiful and interesting bouquet.

2. Pair Pastels

If you prefer a little more symmetry, choose two pastels (ie lemon and violet) and team with a white bloom to create space. This is a glorious arrangement for the girly girl.

3. Bring The Outdoors, In

Forget flowers and haul in some autumnal leaves rich in auburn, burnt orange and red tones. This creates a truly striking effect amongst warmer-toned interiors.

4. Think Outside The Bloom

When budget doesn’t allow, I simply step outside and cut off some of the olive branches outside our window. These may look like simple sticks on the tree, but in a cluster they engulf large, bare spaces and have a longer shelf life than your standard flower.

5. Up The Ante for Events

If you’re having a dinner party or celebration at home, go with a bigger bloom and less of it. Peony roses and hydrangeas are perfect here, as are natives like waratahs.

6. Inject Fillers

Not in your face, in your vase! These are the little non-statement-making plumes we often walk past at the florist, but they can really make the arrangement sing. Gumnuts, berries and ferns are an on-trend favourite, and you can play with both in one bouquet. Go on, break the rules!

7. Go With A Grid

Start your arrangement by ‘interlocking’ larger opposing stems in your vase to create a grid that will support your other botanicals.

8. Add Some Va Va Voom with Your Vase

If you want to keep your flowers simple and budget friendly, your best investment long-term is a fabulous vase. There are a million options out there to suit any interior. Buy a few on sale and store them for gifts too as they are always appreciated!

9. Tape It

Criss-cross patterns across the mouth of the vase, pushing stems through the hole for hold.

For more tips, visit our foliage friends at Bloombox Co.

Our Top Ten Vase Picks

How to Display Flowers Like a Complete Pro at Home: AW17 - Gillie and Marc Dogman Vase

Gillie and Marc Dogman Vase, $379, available at Zanui.

How to Display Flowers Like a Complete Pro at Home: AW17 - Design Letters Small Vase

Design Letters Small Vase, approx. $154, available at Coggles.

How to Display Flowers Like a Complete Pro at Home: AW17 - Cotton On Leisel Vase

Cotton On Leisel Vase, $39.95, available at Cotton On.

How to Display Flowers Like a Complete Pro at Home: AW17 - Anthropologie Cubic Vase

Anthropologie Cubic Vase, approx. $277, available at Anthropologie.

How to Display Flowers Like a Complete Pro at Home: AW17 - LS Collections Block Vase

LS Collections Block Vase, $34.95, available at Zanui.

How to Display Flowers Like a Complete Pro at Home: AW17 - Lyon Beton Concrete Pipeline Stem Vase

Lyon Beton Concrete Pipeline Stem Vase, approx. $128, available at Coggles.

How to Display Flowers Like a Complete Pro at Home: AW17 - Areaware Sunflower Vase

Areaware Sunflower Vase, from $119.95, available at Zanui.

How to Display Flowers Like a Complete Pro at Home: AW17 - Georg Jensen Ibis

Georg Jensen Ibis, $515, available at David Jones.

How to Display Flowers Like a Complete Pro at Home: AW17 - Anna Westerlund Keramisk Collection

Anna Westerlund Keramisk Collection, from approx. $23, available at Anthropologie.

How to Display Flowers Like a Complete Pro at Home: AW17 - The Foundry Aluminium Small Faceted Vase

The Foundry Aluminium Small Faceted Vase, $69.95, available at David Jones.

Are you a floral display aficionado? We’d love to know your tips for displaying flowers at home!


10 Mar 2017 By Emma-Charlotte Bangay

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