No matter what you decorating style a little farmhouse charm is a welcomed addition to any home! And one very simple way to warm up your home with farmhouse appeal is to make a pretty, inexpensive and sweet farmhouse floral arrangement! Farmhouse flowers are simple, straightforward, pretty and have a just-picked-out-of-the-garden quality. Even store bought flowers can take on the special grace of farmhouse flowers if arranged with a few tips in mind!
It’s FARMHOUSE FRIDAY… THE FLOWER EDITION! TODAY WE ARE ALL ABOUT FARMHOUSE FLOWERS AND ARRANGEMENTS! Oh, I love farmhouse flowers!!!! Make sure to see the pretty posts at the bottom of this page!
Tuck a bunch of farmhouse styled flowers in a guest room, on your kitchen table or next to your computer on your desk. They are certain to brighten not only your home but your day!!!
Here are a couple of easy tips and tricks to create a gorgeous arrangement and a one-of-a-kind vignette!
CHOOSE SIMPLE FLOWERS
I think the biggest difference that sets a farmhouse flower arrangement apart from all others is that is does not look like it comes from a store or delivered to your door in a box. Even if you get your flowers from your grocer’s or local markets make sure to buy florals that exude a quaint feel.
Although roses are lovely they are too formal and stately for a farmhouse arrangement… unless they are climbing roses from right outside your door! Stick to inexpensive, simple and humble everyday florals. Think of the flowers that grow wild on the side of a road or in gardens and planters!
My favorite farmhouse flowers are zinnias, daisies, hydrangeas, salvia, delphinium, lisianthus, peonies lilies of the valley, bleeding hearts, marigolds, snapdragons, and any other flower I can grow in my garden. Many farmer’s markets carry a great variety of these all year round.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT CONTAINERS
Creating a charming flower arrangement is all about what you put the flowers in! Put away the cut crystal and the important looking vases.
Opt for pitchers, and Mason jars and milk bottles. They continue the farmhouse theme. How about using a simple drinking glass or tea cup with a saucer or an old wooden box filled with glass bottles? Any galvanized container will work well too! Be creative!
This little vintage french farmhouse pitcher was a birthday gift from a friend. It is my go-to farmhouse “vase”.
ARRANGE FLOWERS LIKE THEY WERE NEVER ARRANGED!
I’m always so sad to see flower that look like they’ve been taken out of a store wrapper and “plunked” into a vase without cutting. They look “leggy” and tall and stark and well, they just look so unloved! We don’t want our farmhouse flowers to look like that but we don’t want them to look perfectly professionally arranged either!
Farmhouse flowers should look like we went for a little walk in our garden and thoughtfully gathered a pretty handful of flowers and lovingly put them in a container that we had ready for them!
Take a less fussy philosophy with farmhouse flowers!
LAYERS MAKE FARMHOUSE FLOWERS LOOK PRETTIER
Let’s not only arrange some pretty farmhouse flowers but let’s create a little vignette around them too. I think what we put around a vase of flowers is as important as the flowers themselves. We don’t want a great flower arrangement to have that “cheese-stands-alone” look. Yes, florals are pretty all by themselves but they love pretty company!
Use your imagination! Put a container of flowers in a tray, perch them on a stack of dishes. Prop a little nest beside the container! Combine them with a small bowl of fruit. Farmhouse flowers are perfect to use in a farmhouse vignette!
ADD A BIT OF VINTAGE INSPIRED FABRIC
Don’t forget to reinforce the farmhouse look of a simple floral arrangement by using a sweet vintage-feel fabric under your flowers! I love love love to use old dishtowels when I’m creating a farmhouse floral arrangement in my kitchen.
And my favorite colors for accent fabric is blue and white. Quintessential farmhouse! I keep a box of dishtowels I love just for impromptu table runners.
Farmhouse flowers love burlap too!
How easy, inexpensive and FARMHOUSE!
Here are a few more tips for creating and keeping your farmhouse inspired flowers gorgeous!
- change the water daily
- cut the bottom of flower stems every other day
- pinch off spent flowers
- no leaves below the water line
- keep florals out of direct sunlight
- add a drop of Clorox to the water to stop bacteria growth
Now how about heading out to your local farmer’s market this weekend? Make sure to bring home some pretty flowers and create a farmhouse inspired arrangement!
What is your go-to floral container? What is your favorite “farmhouse flower”?
Make sure to stop by the blogs below and see all the pretty farmhouse flowers featured!