Bouquets on a Budget
We love having fresh flowers in our apartment, but they can be so expensive.
While we’re huge fans of The Meadow and other floral boutiques, lately we’ve been experimenting with arranging the inexpensive bouquets that you can get at almost any corner store or bodega.
These may not seem like the prettiest arrangements at first glance—a hodge-podge of mostly boring flowers jammed together with some filler—but once deconstructed, one of these cheap bouquets can fill your whole apartment with fresh flowers.
We spent $17 and bought one big bouquet with various flowers for $12 and a smaller bouquet of purple flowers for just $5. By simply deconstructing them, trimming stems to different lengths and arranging them on our own, we created four different arrangements of varying sizes.
We chose colors that complemented one another and also considered what colors look best in each room. Bright colors pop in our bedroom thanks to the great natural light, whereas colors like deep purple look best against our blue-green living room wall.
We also like to show off our flowers in different vessels. We love our big, traditional hurricane vase and tiny crystal bud vase, but our personal favorites are our scientific flask with washed river rocks in the bottom and an old Stumptown iced coffee bottle that is awesome for displaying a few orphaned stems. Even an old Mason jar is the perfect container for a few blooms.
With just a little bit of creativity and not a lot of money, it’s easy to add colorful blossoms to every room of your home.