Hey Everyone, I hope you’ve all had a good week! The sun finally came back out this week after what feels like a lifetime, and it’s crazy what a difference it instantly makes in your day. Of course it’s gone again now, but the sunny skies were nice while they lasted! They remind me how much I love spring, and that it can’t get here fast enough. Fresh flowers always feel like the best way to bring a little life and color into your home and so on one of those dark January afternoons this week, I picked up a bunch of flowers and created this simple arrangement that I’m sharing with you today… Because some days need all the brightening up they can get! Do you have those creative things that just feed your soul? This is one of mine. I could spend hours shopping for flowers, arranging them together and watching an empty container transform into something beautiful. Sometimes, the simplest things like a beautiful flower arrangement sitting on a stack of books or next to a big bowl of fresh fruit make such a difference in a room and in your day. Fresh flowers are the perfect way to instantly brighten your home during these cold and dark winter months!
To create this arrangement, I picked up a variety of different flowers and channeling my inner Ina Garten, I stuck to a simple color palette of just greens and whites. It makes the arrangement look fresh and elegant, and since Ina always knows what she’s talking about, I’m sticking with her advice! I picked up some green and white hydrangeas, ranunculus (one of my all-time favorites!), eucalyptus (a current favorite!) and white roses with mixed greenery, but there are so many other beautiful flower options and color palettes that you could go with instead! I always like to use a low glass vase, either round or square because it lets you create an arrangement that’s the perfect height to have on your dining table (people can still see each other across the table). Small glass containers like this are great to have on hand – if you have a round dining table you could make one larger arrangement for the center of the table, or if you have a longer rectangular table, you could use several of these low containers to line the center of the table!
I wanted the flower arrangement to look nice and full, so I used the hydrangeas and white roses as the bulkier space fillers. I started with those, adding a couple hydrangeas around the outside, then adding in some of the white roses, and gradually building the arrangement. I then started adding in the more delicate, smaller flowers (like the ranunculus) and where the arrangement needed some height I added in the eucalyptus. It’s really just an organic, creative process of creating a balanced, full looking arrangement. If you want to create a simple centerpiece for a dinner party or are looking for DIY centerpiece ideas for an event or wedding, something like this is an easy to do, beautiful option – it took me about 20 minutes and under $25 (thanks, Trader Joe’s! This isn’t a sponsored post or anything, it’s just where I usually buy flowers…) to create this arrangement!
I hope you all have a great (and hopefully sunny!) weekend! This is one of those weekends that I feel like I need to catch up on life… there are piles of laundry to do and a (creative – ha!) mess in my office I need to clean up among other things! As always, thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a great day! See you back here again soon!