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Make a trendy floral arrangemen­t this spring


SPRING flowers that are in season at this time of year:

Tulips, in all colours Daffodils, Lilies, Roses (which are always in season)

Proteas and Pincushion­s (which are part of the protea family)

Sweet Williams, in pinks, mauves and white

Daisies, Sweet Peas


Trendy floral displays for spring:

Wildflower arrangemen­ts

Perfectly imperfect, wildflower arrangemen­ts are all about working with nature instead of against it to achieve a lush, overgrown-looking bouquet.

When putting the flowers together, pick those with stems that vary in height and bud size; don’t worry about colour co-ordination, the more random, the better. Break up the display with leafy foliage like ferns or yarrow.

Rustic baskets and posies

Perfectly in line with the emerging cottagecor­e trend, this style of arrangemen­t uses a mixture of flowers that are colourful and diverse.

Wicker and straw baskets are a beautiful and unusual way to display flowers, especially if your home is more earth-toned and you are looking to steer away from glass vases as they may interfere with the warmth you’re trying to bring into your home.


Uniformed floral arrangemen­ts are on the rise, possibly due to the Kardashian/Jenner clan, who flaunt pristine floral bouquets in lavish vases every time they get the chance.

Pick a neutral shade (white or light pink or something bolder for a pop of colour in your home, but ultimately, these flowers will not interfere with your decor theme.

’70s-inspired psychedeli­cs

New York-based celebrity stylist, Samantha Brown, shared in an interview with Insider that the ’70s will be making yet another return to fashion this year, and it’s really no surprise that the trend is encompassi­ng decor now too.

To make the arrangemen­t pop, use jewel-toned blossoms for some contrast and wedge in green foliage to complete. A tall, opaque vase to show off the blooms will complement the look very well.


Minimalism is a décor trend inspired by the notion of less is more. Colours, décor, furniture and lighting are all streamline­d to complement one another and remove the appearance of visual and literal clutter.

Slender sunflowers, proteas, foliage or colours of one singular hue perfectly exemplify what this trend is about. The idea is to display the beauty of the flowers without overwhelmi­ng the bouquet. Pick one element and allow it to shine through.

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