April 6, 2015 // Design

How To Elevate The Look Of Your $6 Deli Flowers

The art of beautiful floral design isn’t lost on us. We appreciate unique and inspired arrangements as much as the people who create them. However, while we love nothing more than a carefully put together bouquet of rare and interesting blooms from the likes of super cool floral designers Flower Girl and Pastoral, they’re more ‘special occasion’ moments than a daily vibe for us.

Bodega (that’s NYC speak for deli, FYI non-New Yorkers) flowers are usually around five or six dollars a bunch and you can make a significant impact with a basic bunch without making a massive dent in your wallet. Read on, pals.

How To Elevate The Look Of Your $6 Deli Flowers

You may not be able to drop by the bodega for a tropical leaf, but we’ve have noticed an increase in the varieties of greens they’re selling these days, so the option to buy banana leaves with your bananas is probably imminent. We loved this single leaf moment at the Miami Edition hotel during a recent stay. Here’s a thought: one of your homies with a tropical plant may allow you to prune a leaf?

How To Elevate The Look Of Your $6 Deli Flowers

Make some tiny buds the main event. We loved the result of this for two reasons: 1. The stalks are strong and won’t droop and 2. We were able to split a single $6 bunch into two small vases. Using smaller vases is not just economical, it works really well if you live in a tiny apartment and your flat surface area options are limited. These particular blooms looks great when separated, as well as in a pair.

How To Elevate The Look Of Your $6 Deli Flowers

For maximum impact, make the flowers and vase the only colors in the room, and keep the blooms to one color. This super-saturated cerise color in a contemporary black vase somehow gives these roses a more modern than traditional feel. This concept works well if you’re a white-obsessed freak like ourselves.

How To Elevate The Look Of Your $6 Deli Flowers

Get away from the clear glass vase. This almost chalice-like mirrored jar immediately elevated a simple bunch. When layered with some leaning contrasting wall art (this typography is by It’s A Living) the white blooms really came alive. If your art is a little taller, give the flowers a lift by putting a book or two beneath them.

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