Raise your hands if you’ve experienced a Pinterest-gone-bad situation...because, same here! Turns out, images created by actual professionals don’t exactly turn out perfectly when you try to recreate them yourself. Oops!
So what’s a gal got to do when the floral arrangements under her Home Decor Pinterest board isn’t coming to fruition as prettily as she’d like? Gather pegs, and find the formula, of course. And that’s exactly what we did for you. We broke down the simplest vase to flower combinations to find ones that are the easiest to follow. And voila! You've got the most stylish arrangements. Check them out here:
1. Low Vase + Large Blooms
A touch of color is great, but an explosion of it? Even better. Go wild with big bright blooms, lush greens, plentiful filler flowers, and place it inside a large-mouth vase. The trick is making the flowers so large that it almost “eats up” the vase until the arrangement just looks like a beautiful burst of blooms!
2. Tall Vase + Branchy Blooms
So maybe color isn’t your thing, but you’re still looking for a way to incorporate flora into your space. Enter this beautiful Nordic-looking combination: a simple tall vase and lengthy branches. You can opt for ones with petite blooms like cherry blossoms, or forego the flowers completely. Either way, the clean lines will give such a rustic, woodsy, and homey touch to any room.
3. Narrow-Mouth Vase + Filler Flowers
Another one for the minimalists—take a vase with a narrow openingand add filler flowers like baby's breath or dried lavender. These blooms, which are usually just placed to add volume to bouquets, make for a refined and feminine arrangement when you let them take center stage.
4. Clear Vase + Single Bloom
A clear vase is one of the most easily available home décor items; make it look chic with just a single bloom, be it a petite statice or a leafy lily. It’s one of those artsy-without-effort type of things where it looks deliberately creative, but is really just an easy hack—don’t worry, we won’t tell.
5. Cylindrical + Crawling Vines
Ah, the ubiquitous Group Planter boob vase! Thankfully, it has a lot of local variations which you can get your hands on. But, if you’re not too keen on having boobs on full display in your home, opt for any cylindrical ceramic vase. Pair it with a leafy vine plant like string of hearts or English ivy and you’ll have the prettiest arrangement to grace your bookshelf.
6. Multiple Petite Vases + Similar Blooms
A lot of small arrangements can make as big an impact as a large one can. Case in point: Grab a few petite vases and place the same flowers in each one. You can go minimal and choose a single flower for each vase, or more lush with a mix of blooms, leaves, and filler flowers that’ll give texture but will still look uniform.