A clutch of peonies is never a bad ideas. White roses have never lead anyone astray. And don't even get us started on a few snips of hydrangea. But let's say you're hoping to outfit your home (or gift a loved one) with something a little more unexpected. Ahead are 30 dreamy flower arrangement ideas that think outside the bloom.
A clutch of feverfew daisies wrapped in a reclaimed burlap sack makes for a rustic arrangement at the base of the stairs in a beachy Connecticut home.
Orchids, air plants, hellebore, tulips, and ornamental kale look as though they could have been plucked from a coral reef.
In the dining room of a San Miguel de Allende home, a potted red geranium is a bright counterpoint to the blue-and-white vintage plates arranged on the wall.
This place setting mixes softer, romantic florals with textural pods and grasses, which lend an earthiness to the arrangement. Garden roses (including Distant Drums and Cappuccino) are incorporated along with sahara spray roses, lisianthus, sumac, millet, and protea pods.
In the dining room of Alexi Ashe Meyers' upstate home, a table set with vintage China gets a jolt of modernity thanks to a cacophonous autumnal arrangement.
Here, orchids, tulips, sweet pea, and euphorbia come together in an ecstatic arrangement.
A majestic silver amphora vase brimming with blooming branches works as a stately centerpiece in this Fisher Island home.
A pile of Earl Grey roses is complimented with dusty miller, eryngium, astrantia, and eucalyptus, with clematis trailing out.
A tangle of brambly branches in an amber vessel is decidedly welcome in the prim turquoise bathroom of this New York City apartment.
A golden mane of bronze amaranthus, orchids, protea, eucalyptus berries, dahlias, and orchids.
A tall herringbone patterned vase shows off the unique and seasonal beauty of variegated lilacs.
Balanced is achieved by pairing small, detailed, earthy foliages, including hellecho, sea star fern, begonia, pieris buds, hellebore, and vines with a mix of assorted earth-toned roses.
In Alexi Ashe Meyers' upstate home, recently dried hydrangea balls are an autumnal accent in a formal living room. (The walls are are Oval Room Blue by .)
Inside: nerines, lisianthus, roses, astilbe, hyacinth, and anthurium.
In an austere, modern kitchen outfitted with vintage steel cabinetry, foliage that has just started to turn provides an earthy accent.
A fun and free-spirited centerpiece of calla lilies, gloriosa, celosia, and assorted berries are designed in a shape loosely inspired by a bow and arrow.
Yellow roses complement the brass Tom Dixon pendants in this New York City apartment; snips of long branches add vertical interest.
Here, berzilia, eryngium, striped begonia leaves, asclepia pods, and just a touch of deep rust spray roses create a composed clutch.
An an all-white bedroom in a San Miguel de Allende home, a silver soup tureen is filled with white delphiniums.
An explosive arrangement of festival bush, bronze amaranthus, scabiosa, banksia, roses, and ranunculus.
Drooping stems of amaranth in a rust-toned jug feel stately against a seafoam upholstered banquet.
Buttery yellow, pale peach, rosy blush, and soft ivory blooms are offset with hints of rust-colored leaves in this centerpiece, proving that neutrals are anything but boring.
In the bathroom of a restored rectory, a small white jug elevates humble white delphiniums.
Deep plums and delicate pinks offer and unexpected palette. Here, used hellebore, astrantia, ranunculus, cherry blossom branches, and quick sand rose for a gracefully overflowing look.
A clutch of violet blooms in a glass ball vase picks up the warm tones in the creamy blue walls of this Chicago penthouse.
Try a relaxed arrangement of dahlias, garden roses, scabiosa, lace hydrangea, ranunculus and russian olive for a lush centerpiece like this one from . Add a petite branch of pears for an unexpected and aromatic detail.
And in the bedroom of that same restored rectory, a few sprigs of allium make for a long-lasting and stately arrangement.
Who says pink doesn't have a place amongst your fall decor? This wild arrangement from makes a compelling argument for pops of hot pink, burnt orange and yellow, by using poppies, protea, peonies, dahlias, yarrow, and ranunculus.via
Translucent disks catch the light in the vertiginous bathroom of Alexi Ashe Meyers' upstate home.
For an understated look, wrap your arrangement in burlap and a simple ribbon. The flora pictured here includes roses, cymbidium orchids, calla lilies, tulips, chili peppers, ornamental kale, silver dollar eucalyptus, and more.