Summer is carefree and beautiful, with its riotous palette of flower colors all over the landscapes and fields. Put those pretty petals to good use with any of these 19 summer flower arrangements.
Clip flowers from the garden and tuck them in pretty decoupaged pots. I’ve shared how to decoupage garden pots using floral print napkins. They’re so easy to make!
I just adore the look of haphazard wildflowers in a utilitarian type of container. This is the type of summer flower arrangement that requires no design skills. Simply grab a bouquet and plop tuck it into your container without fussing over. Just stuff and go!
Here’s a clever idea. Place your garden flowers in a hanging willow basket. Snapdragons add a spray of color in this entryway. I’ve loved snapdragons since I was a little girl. I loved plucking the little heads off and making them “talk” by squeezing the sides. Did you do that too?
Here’s another idea for hanging your summer flower arrangements – place them in a Mason jar, wrap wire around the rim and hang from a hook. Notice there are just a few flowers. Fill out the bouquet with clippings from your bushes.
Don’t be afraid to weave a little creativity into your summer flowers. I love this white coat hanger wreath with sweet little field flowers attached. Place the stems into a floral tube filled with water and wire it onto the wreath. So precious!
Another array of messy wildflowers grace an old milk canister on the back stoop. Inside you can see more flowers on the table – a row of simple bouquets in glass vases.
Summer flower arrangements don’t have to be colorful. Here, a large creamy bouquet makes a statement in a rustic dining room.
If you don’t have the type of flowers in your garden that can be cut, and you don’t feel like traipsing through fields for wildflowers, you can still find beautiful blooms at the store. Use the same philosophy of not doing too much fluffing and arranging and simply let them fall naturally into your vase.
Of course, who can resist summer flower arrangements of gorgeous blue hydrangeas?
Goldenrod from the field pairs with store-bought carnations in a trio of vases to make a sweet and simple centerpiece.
Don’t forget about the bathroom when it comes to summer flower arrangements! Look how sweet yellow and white daisies look on the farmhouse vanity.
Pretty pink peonies in a pale blue vase look so beautiful in this farmhouse dining room with its stone and wood walls. Even with an impressive room like this, the flowers are able to hold their own and command attentions.
If you’re lucky enough to have English or heirloom roses in your garden – you know they look great no matter where you put them!
Summer flower arrangements are usually seen on a table or mantel, but why not place a big bunch on the floor next to a favorite chair?
Here are some of the flowers from my own home that I’ve enjoyed over the years. Colorful zinnias on my summer mantel!
And roadside wildflowers placed in a white enamel pitcher.
Walk past any field and you’ll find sweet little prairie flowers like these. The purple clover has an amazing sweet scent that, I dare say, I enjoy more than lavender.
What’s your preference with indoor flowers?
Do you like them simple and messy, or a more arranged and formal look?