Wow-Factor Florals: 7 Tips For Easy Flower Arrangements
Updated: Sep 26
Bypass time-consuming and costly floral arrangements. Try these quick, easy and budget friendly suggestions to create "wow-factor" floral arrangements throughout your home.
If there is one thing my hubby and kids know, it’s that I’m all about quick, easy and wow-factor touches in my home. Many of these touches come from floral arrangements: small, tall, huge, all being staged in different types of so-called vases. Have you ever thought about how that gravy boat you rarely used, would make an eye-catching floral arrangement?
I say Go Green, Go Big, Go Small And Always Go Unique! Then sit back, look around and relax amongst your masterpieces.
I want to share a variety of quick and creative ideas for you to get that memorable, wow-factor without having to spend a lot of time and energy.
Floral arrangements with an array of colors have their place to pop throughout your home but for a quick splash of green, and everyone loves green foliage add some Ruscus or Silver Dollar Eucalyptus stems. Placing as little as 4 branches or as many as 8 branches in a vase makes a simple and bold statement. The best is, these green leaves last for weeks, even months as they dry nicely too.
Go for Height
I’ve always been drawn toward resort or lobby floral arrangements. The taller the better. For high drama use any tall vase or cylinder you have and add some faux flowering branches. For an extra touch I added some clear beads to bring elegance to my foyer centerpiece.
I tend to try and find hand-me-downs or unusual pieces around my house to fill with some type of flower. When I was looking at one of my gravy boats the “lightbulb” moment popped up. This small Alstroemeria arrangement can be put just about anywhere to make a statement that lasts a few weeks. Guarantee to have someone ask “Is that a gravy bowl”?
Grand Silk Flower Branches In A Small Room
When it comes to making a statement in a small and unlikely place certain flowers are my go-to. Here my favorite glass vase, which was my first married purchase 35 years ago, compliments the beautiful silk flower branches: greeting visitors to my powder room.
Vintage - Brews the Best Flowers
As a fan of everything antique sterling silver and silver plated, I love placing real or faux flowers in my different sterling silver tea pots. I have my staples but I do change up the style of pot I use at times. Friends and family always ask if I just bought a new tea pot.
Mix Faux and Real
This is something I do quite often inside and outside. No one ever really knows what is real and what’s not. By adding some faux peach puff flowers to my fresh Alstroemeria and favorite green leaves, voila… an instant masterpiece. One that lasts for a while too.
What better to have an instant arrangement than to go out to your yard, cut a few of your favorite plant's leaves and put them in a vase. My Hostas are forever bringing beauty to my home inside and out.
Simple and Elegant! I enjoy mastering 10 minutes to creative floral décor. I do it quite often when different flowers catch my eye. Actually having these beautiful arrangements throughout the house helps distract my friends and family from noticing my dog's fur on the tile floor that seems to never go away. Great idea right?
Be sure to send me your 10 minute floral decorating ideas today. I would love to include them in “Friends and Florals: 10 minute floral displays.