7 ways to bring beautiful blooms inside

Make the most of seasonal flowers with these imaginative display ideas for your home

Think less is more
Single blooms in the same colour such as two blue hydrangea stems are the way to go for a clean and classic floral display. Plain glass and white vases are so versatile; they look great grouped together or are just as effective on their own.

Step into spring
Coax bulbs into flowering indoors for a hint of spring anytime of year (for advice on how to do this, visit Sarah Raven). Potting pink hyacinths in a clear planter creates a striking rustic focal point in a contemporary white kitchen.

Upcycle unusual vessels
Whether plain or with a colourful pattern, chunky china teapots and jugs are ideal for a quirky flower display. Simple succulents in hessian-covered vases add to the outdoorsy feel – understated in style, they let the bold blooms do all the talking!

Create a seasonal centrepiece
Planning a dinner party? Make guests smile with this easy centrepiece idea using single buds reminiscent of the season. Instead of using just one type of vase, choose a variety of designs that compliment the tableware for a stylishly mismatched scheme.

Go for vintage chic
There’s nothing quite like an oversized bouquet to lend a little drama to a room. Large dusky-pink roses and billowing greenery soften a space – a brilliant contrast against a rustic white sideboard or table. Arrange vintage-style vases around the base for a touch of timeless elegance.

Play with scale
Bold blooms are a great way of drawing attention to a plain room’s best features, such as a charming fireplace or traditional side table. Opt for coordinating colours and play around with scale – the bigger the feature the bigger the blooms!

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rrange a romantic display
Make a statement with this elegant birdcage planter, spilling with all manner of plants including delicate roses and draping ivy. It looks beautiful suspended from the ceiling but works equally well as a romantic centrepiece – for a country wedding perhaps…?

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