70+ Ways to Add Beautiful Spring Flowers to Your Home

'Tis the season for gorgeous blooms.

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From indoors to out, every corner of your house and garden deserves stunning seasonal blooms. Get ready to stop and smell the roses (and lilacs and tulips and hyacinth) with these spring-ready picks.

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Courtesy of Carolyne Roehm
Basic Supplies

Let's start off on the right foot, shall we? According to designer Carolyne Roehm, the optimal vase is mid-sized with a slightly flared opening, so the bouquet balances the container itself.

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blue and white flowers
Martyn Thompson
Blue and White

Our favorite color combination looks just as pretty in floral form. Bring on the delphinium and bluestar, please.

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Courtesy of Carolyne Roehm
Color Wheel

Look to Mother Nature for another rainbow palette that's pleasing to the eye. Pink, red, and orange tulips evoke a fiery sunset when mixed together.

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italian bronze vases and flowers
Francesco Lagnese
Antique Vessel

That freebie jar from last Valentine's Day doesn't always cut it. The owners of a Manhattan apartment picked up this vase with a gorgeous patina on a trip to Italy.

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Mali Azima

Far-flung adventures aren't required, of course. The owner of a Florida beach house arranges garden flowers in glasses from the local antique markets.

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Courtesy of Carolyne Roehm
Perfect Timing

Spring means gardens full of lilacs and tulips — so pair them indoors, too. Round it out with any nearby greenery, Roehm advises.

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Courtesy of Carolyne Roehm
Fine China

Pro tip: Hide stems and cloudy water with an opaque vase. It's also the perfect cover for the foam or flower frog that holds blossoming branches in place.

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Short and Sweet

Cramped quarters still deserve big blooms. A petite end table holds a lush flower arrangement in a tiny New York apartment.

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white flower arrangement on dining room table
Eric Piasecki
Chic Creamware

Keep things fresh with a monochromatic centerpiece. Interior designer Marshall Watson says, "I love those voluptuous peonies and roses mixed with the fragile viburnums. I just gathered them from the garden and stuck them in that creamware footbath. Doing flowers like these doesn't take much time, and it gives the room a sense that it's alive."

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Francesco Lagnese
Opposites Attract

For a splashy accent, think of the color wheel and choose complementary colors for the container and blooms. For example, peach roses make a statement when placed in a bright blue vase.

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peonies on table
Jonny Valiant
Jewel Tones

Pick rich colors for a fairy-tale touch, like in this New York apartment. An arrangement of anemones and decorative eggs add to home's fuchsia-and-turquoise color scheme.

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Kelly Stuart for Hearst Digital
Window Dressing

Decorate an empty windowsill with freshly-cut flowers for an even prettier view. In Heidi Bianco's New York City apartment, a brass vase filled with purple hyacinth takes center stage.

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blue flowers in living room
James Merrell
True Blue

Although they're in the same family as garlic and onions, globe flowers shouldn't stay in the kitchen. Placed in a clear glass vase, alliums accentuate the blue in this Robert Couturier-designed living room.

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Thomas Loof
Half and Half

Don't default to an integrated approach — split a bouquet down the middle and distinctly feature two floral varieties. An asymmetrical arrangement of tulips and pear blossoms appoint the mantle in the living room of a Park Avenue apartment.

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flowers on coffee table
James Merrell

A lobster knickknack next to frilly peonies and cockscomb looks more like a scene from a coral reef than a coffee table in a New York apartment.

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cartier clock
Amy Neunsinger
Garden Roses

Brighten up the bedside with a mini bouquet. A Cartier clock and lavender roses are an elegant pair in a Los Angeles house designed by Mary McDonald.

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Bjorn Wallander
Natural Fragrance

Sweet-smelling lilacs really say "It's spring!" — and add a pop of color to this accent table in Kelee Katillac's Kansas City apartment.

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Lisa Romerein
Rosy Ranunculus

This spring standby cheers up a coffee table in a Northern California house designed by Matthew Leverone. Want to add another element? Floral designer Stephanie Elhayani Davidson recommends pairing pale pink ranunculus with purple lilacs.

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mother's day flowers
Bjorn Wallander
Solo Act

A large, sculptural blossom doesn't need any other adornments — just float one in a low bowl. This magnolia, from designer Annie Brahler's backyard, enriches her creamy living room palette.

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Bjorn Wallander
Pretty Pom-poms

Why should your yard get to enjoy the hydrangea blooms? In a tiny Georgetown house designed by Mary Douglas Drysdale, a big cluster perks up a white table.

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Paul Raeside
Pocketful of Posies

Pink peonies can instantly wake up a workspace, like on this home office desk in designer Nina Farmer's Boston brownstone.

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Full Bloom

It'll take a little dedication, but training wisteria vines around a cottage door is a worthy long-term gardening project.

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Fresh Foliage

Filler greenery doesn't need to be boring — blend flowering spring branches into an arrangement. Florist Ariel Dearie's gathering of Japanese ranunculus, hellebores and magnolia branches is a great example.

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Courtesy of Fox Fodder Farm
Sweet Simplicity

"Instead of trying to shove a million blooms into a vase, use a few varieties that will help you create a sense of movement," says Taylor Patterson of Fox Fodder Farm. "By giving the flowers room to breathe and thus allowing the blooms to stand out on their own, you can create a beautiful sense of depth and volume that is light and airy, yet still feels lush and full."

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Courtesy of B Floral
Outside the Vase

For garden parties and Mother's Day brunches, think beyond the tabletop. Bronwen G.P. Smith, owner and lead designer at B Floral recommends trimming your entire space with floral flair, chair backs included.

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Arbor Ardor

The addition of an arbor will instantly transform your garden into a romantic escape, not to mention it's a beautiful place to showcase climbing flowers and vines.

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Sweet Pea

Go for wispy pastels or bolder hues, but either way you can't miss with these butterfly flowers. For a fuller bouquet, add magenta sweet pea to bright pink hyacinths and lisianthus.

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Courtesy of Flower Girl NYC
Natural Elements

"Bring the outdoors in," says Denis Porcaro of Flower Girl NYC. "Simple wheatgrass adds a bright green accent — they can be cut and put in vessels and mixed with pastel spring blooms."

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Courtesy of Putnam & Putnam
Painterly Pairings

Gather floral inspiration from an unlikely source. Darroch Putnam of Putnam & Putnam says more florists are looking to historic art for 'new' color palettes.

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Taylors Clematis
Tidy Trellis

Even though clematis is known for long, flowing vines (which makes sense, considering that name means "vine" in ancient Greek) — contain the plant in a pot for a more polished look, like nursery Taylors Clematis did here.

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