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How To Make The Perfect Flower Arrangement To Brighten Up Your Home

We have been celebrating and sharing a lot of inspiring interiors with you this month. In this blog we are going to share with you one of the most simple yet impactful additions you can make to any room in your home, a flower arrangement! Try our guide to making a flower arrangement for your home below.

At Dickins we love the way flowers bring a room to life, making it feel warmer and even more homely. Our homes from home are an ideal backdrop for flowers, especially at Buckingham Terrace.

Buckingham terrace is perfect for flower arrangements

A lovely large bay window at Buckingham Terrace

I was lucky enough the spend a fun and creative morning with Silwia Mucha, who has been with Narcissus since 2016 and as you can see from the video below, she did an incredible job. So keep reading and give it a go, we would love to see pictures of your creations!

Picking wild flowers or stopping at your local florist, nothing enhances a home quite like a fresh bouquet and displaying one you have made yourself will certainly give you a great sense of pride.

What you will need to create a flower arrangement for your home

  • Flowers of choice
  • Fresh water
  • Vase or jug
  • Sheers or large scissors
  • Flower preservative (to make them last a few days longer)

to make the perfect flower arrangement for home

Prepare by

  • Selecting your flowers – we recommend choosing the local in season blooms and greenery for added texture and colour. Choose complimentary colours or a single shade so your arrangement really stands out.
  • Fill your vase/jug with water and add any flower preservative.
  • You will want to trim the stems of your flowers at an angle, ensuring they are a suitable length to sit in your vase.
  • Ensure any leaves and bulbs that will sit in the water are removed.

How to arrange your flowers


As you will see from the video above, Silwia constructs her arrangement in her hand but you may find it easier to build your arrangement in your vase as it takes many years of practice to do in hand!

Firstly, start with the larger flowers and some greenery, Silwia turns the arrangement as she works to ensure a symmetrical layout. You can do this by turning your vase and placing your flowers in a circle. Once the layer first layer is completed, bring in other varieties of flowers and greenery, layer by layer until all the flowers are added. Consider varying the height of your flowers for added depth and you should be left with a nice balance of colour and texture.

How to create a flower arrangement at home

Silwia creating her arrangement in hand

Finally, Silwia refines her flower arrangement by adding buds, berries and more greenery throughout.

Silwia was kind enough to share a top tip to take your flower arrangement to the next level, greenery! Using two to three varieties will certainly make your arrangement look fuller and more textured, really bringing it to life.

How to create a flower arrangement at home

And there you have it!

The true beauty of flower arrangements is how you can let your creative flare go. Taking the time to create something which is wholly individual! You can create a flower arrangement for your home which reflects your space and personality.

How to create a flower arrangement at home

A snapshot of the selection of blooms available at Narcissus

Once your flowers have passed their best, simply place them in your food waste bin and they will be recycled. Rinse out your vase and you have a blank canvas to start fresh from.

Spending hours with flowers, mixing and matching was great fun. A very big thank you to the wonderful staff at Narcissus for spending the morning with us.

If you are interested in developing your skills in floral design, Narcissus offer recreational and professional classes in the city centre of Edinburgh, so click here to find out more.

We hope you enjoyed our little guide to creating a flower arrangement for your home and be sure to tag Dickins and Narcissus in any creations you make!

If you have thought about letting your property in Edinburgh, get in touch with us today, we would love to hear from you.

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