Decorating with Flowers – Tips and Inspiration

On Valentine’s Day, we can’t help but think of flowers!  Well, and chocolate, of course.  My husband had this lovely bouquet of roses delivered yesterday and I am loving the way they have brightened up the kitchen!

Red Roses for Valentine's Day

During these dreary winter months, it’s always so nice to have some color to add to your home.  By now, the Christmas decor is away (let’s hope that’s true for everyone!) and if you are like me, you have gone through a beginning of the year clear out of your home.  Adding some flowers can really liven things up!

I gathered up a bunch of flower-oriented posts I have written over the years to give you some decorating and gardening inspiration. 

After all, spring is right around the corner.  Hooray!

Decorating with Tulips:

Even though I love decorating with roses, I think I use tulips in my decor even more…

Decorating with Tulips

Ways I Have Decorated with Tulips in My Home

Decorating with Blue and White…and Sunflowers:

I love using cheerful colors in my home so a couple years ago, I pulled out all my blue and white porcelain and added some sunflowers…

Decorating with Blue and White

Blue and White with Sunflowers in the Foyer

Decorating with Colorful Grocery Store Flowers:

I like using fresh flowers on my mantel too but I haven’t done that in awhile.  Our fireplace has been updated since the following post so I really should think about how to decorate the new one…

Spring Inspired Mantel

Simple Spring Mantel

Landscaping Flowers:

Now let’s take it outside but don’t be fooled into thinking I have a green thumb.  I am a total disaster with keeping things alive, yet sometimes I do get lucky…

Irises in Bloom

Irises in Bloom

I can’t take all the credit for keeping the outdoor flowers alive since we do have an irrigation system and a landscaper who shows up every couple months…

Lavender in Landscaping

Flowers Around the Yard – My Landscaping Tour

Actually, as I look through my posts, I have been luckier than I thought…

Petunias in the spring

Gardening is Like Getting a Haircut

Outdoor Container Flowers:

Since the deer eat almost everything in our yard, we also do a lot of container gardening on the deck…

Container Gardening

Flowers on the Deck – Helpful Tips for Container Gardening

Garden Tours:

I am always looking for inspiration so last summer, I spent a day touring gardens in the charming seaside town of Spring Lake, New Jersey.  What a beautiful tour filled with tons of ideas!…

Garden Tour

Beautiful Garden Tour with Ideas for Every Budget

Flowers in the Islands:

And I will end with a post I wrote a long time ago where I shared some beautiful flowers in the Caribbean.  I think it’s time for a vacation…

Flowers in the Caribbean

Spring Flowers and Caribbean Inspiration

Do you have flowers on your mind today?

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Decorating with Flowers - Tips and Inspiration




  1. Preppy Empty Nester
    February 14, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Everything looks beautiful!! I have a question. Do you have any tips for preventing your tulips from drooping? Have a wonderful Valentine's day, Shelley!!

    • Calypso In The Country
      February 14, 2018 / 8:24 pm

      Thank you!! Someone once told me to put a penny in the water. I tried it after that and I think it helped…Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

  2. Simply LKJ
    February 14, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    Very pretty Shelley. Happy Valentine's Day!!

  3. Bonnie
    February 15, 2018 / 1:34 am

    Lovely flowers! Flowers are always on my mind!

  4. Stacey
    February 15, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    Shelley, this is so gorgeous!! Just can't wait to get out there!

  5. Suzanne
    February 19, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    Come on spring! It's supposed to be in the 70s here the next two days! Your flowers are gorgeous.

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