11 Clever Ways to Show Off Flowers Around the House

We're over the vase. These ideas are much more inventive.

Pretty pastel pink and purple flower wreath
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We love flowers. All flowers. Everywhere we can get them — in the garden, park, on a country lane, in big bouquets that fill a dining table. Wherever they are, flowers can . But how can you bring flowers into your home in other ways than just a pretty vase?

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came up with 11 quirky-but-clever ways to bring flowers in the home.

1. Use unusual containers.

Instead of using vases, try teacups and candleholders for small blooms, or for individual stems. This gives you the chance to make an arrangement out of your separate containers, as opposed to the traditional bouquet.

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2. Go for dramatic height.

Using , wall baskets, and shelves can add a clever element to your home décor, whether it's funky geometric shapes or more typical woven baskets. It also helps if you don't have much space – plant up, rather than out.

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3. Make them a work of art.

Flowers are undoubtedly beautiful solo, but using them to create art takes them to the next level. Create a wall display by arranging potted flowers on mounted wooden boxes or encasing them in a glass cloche, à la Beauty and the Beast. You can even create a striking feature by planting rooted flowers in water, where you can watch them grow.

4. DIY something.

Using some elbow grease and a bit of creativity, . Whether its knitting a cover for your potted plants or painting your vases vibrant colours, this will enhance whatever blooms you choose.

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5. Change up your go-to rooms

Most people just choose to have flowers in a dining or living room. But a kitchen and bathroom can make those utilitarian spaces more welcoming, giving them a pop of color and a fragrant scent.

6. Make your blooms the center of attention.

Flowers are often just a side note to other decor. Making them centerpiece can present a new design challenge. Display them proudly on cake stands or create test tube chandeliers, with individual stems arranged in a striking chandelier, to make sure your blooms grab attention.

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7. Use them to add detail.

That being said, flowers are a perfect way to enhance your existing decor. Hand-make flower garlands to drape over a prized painting. A "flowercake" also draws attention to a particular table when arranged in the centre.

8. Dry or press your prettiest petals.

Not everyone has the time to take care of a large collection of flowers. In that case, dried or pressed flowers still add a colorful accent — and one that lasts longer. Try adding pressed flowers to coasters or a dried arrangement to a corner table.

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9. Use all of your available space.

Use small potted flowers or as bookends, create a pegboard to which you can mount a wall basket, or even just build a flower shelf unit.

10. Don't be afraid to go bold.

One of the in your home is to go all out. Dedicate a specific corner of one of your rooms to create a big display or elevate a walkway by draping it with flowers and plants.

11. Mix your colors creatively.

An ombre display of flowers arranged from one color to another or using different textures, displaying succulents with flowers, is a unique look.

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