It doesn’t really matter if you’re a dyed-in-the-wool romantic or simply someone with a well-developed sense of aesthetics, chances are that everyone has at least a little bit of a soft spot for flowers. A beautiful bouquet of flowers can brighten up your room, not to mention your day, with their distinctive look and specific aroma. When it comes to arrangements, however, people too often settle for the cute but common look of stuffing said flowers into a vase and calling it a day. But flower decorations need not be dull, which is why we’ve put together the following list of ideas for people who want to celebrate their blooms in a truly spectacular fashion:

  1. Rustic watering cans

Perfect for the aspiring gardener, weathered water cans are likely to be found sitting idly at thrift stores and flea markets. With their DYI flair, they offer a fine alternative to the traditional vase look, and can be successfully deployed in all areas of the house. Flowers that have a casual look about them work when best when placed in watering cans, especially white tulips and narcissi.

  1. Chalkboard pots

If you’re going for that rustic flair, but also want to add a dash of oomph to the proceedings, you can’t go wrong with using simple terra cotta pots covered in chalkboard paint. Inscriptions can range from the actual name of the flower housed inside the pot to various dedications and inside jokes. With this style, your flowers will look like star attractions in no time.

  1. Monochromatic magic

When in doubt, always try and arrange flowers according to their color. If you like yellow, see if you can find a mixture of flowers within this specific hue. Daffodils, tulips and freesias might fit the bill, for instance. Then tuck them all into a mixture of terra cotta pots and glass vases for an elegant look that’s as sophisticated as it is easy on the eyes.

  1. Windowsill wonder

A popular resting spot for flowers that never goes out of style is the windowsill. During periods of warm weather, windowsills should be jam-packed with a colorful abundance of blooms. Excellent choices here include roses, peonies and loosestrife, but feel free to add in the occasional wildflower for a little bit of extra diversity.

  1. Cherry blossom trees

For anyone who’s ever been captivated by the radiant beauty of traditional cherry blossom trees as they appear in far-flung places like Japan, the sheer thought of keeping one indoors might seem like a fantasy. But cherry blossoms can be successfully cultivated inside the house, and they actually in a vast range of shapes and sizes. For optimum results, be sure to place this stunning beauty in a large airy hall or lobby, where it can bring a sense of fullness to the room.

As you can see, there are plenty of flower decorating ideas worth trying out. The sheer diversity and abundance of plant life on Earth ensures that you’ll never really run out of options. So feel free to experiment to your heart’s desire and see what new designs you can come up with.