Rustic flowers everyone will love

When you hear the word ‘rustic’ there are a few things that come to mind. There are some very specific colours and textures associated with this design theme. These visual aspects can be seen in flower arranging too. If you are looking for rustic flowers for home, office or even a special occasion, here are some tips to help you find exactly what you are looking for.

Colour choices

Rustic flowers need to be the right colour. In other words, you want to look for pale or pastel colours rather than bright, tropical blooms. Orange, rusty reds and mustard yellow are all excellent. Very dark green foliage creates the perfect contrast along with off-white blooms. Avoid pure white flowers because they will not suit the theme you wish to create. You can also add pale pinks to the bouquet. Dusty pink roses or carnations, for example, give your arrangement a soft feel as does a peachy shade of orange.

Other colours

If you love the idea of rustic flowers but you are not keen on pastels, you can create something more dramatic with brighter colours. The only thing you need to remember is that your flower choice will be more important than ever. In other words, you should imagine what types of blooms grow in wild fields. Daisy-like blooms such as sunflowers and gerberas are great choices. Just be sure to avoid such blooms as orchids, lilies or anything else that can be perceived as exotic or tropical.

Arrangement style

One of the best things about decorating with rustic flowers is that you can let nature have its way. In other words, you want to avoid lining up your blooms too perfectly in the vase. Instead, you want them to look like they are growing wild in a field. Imagine taking a walk in a field of wild flowers and picking a few as you go. When you look down at your bouquet, it should look like blooms that were picked at random.


Don’t forget to add some accessories to your rustic bouquet. As mentioned, dark green foliage is great. However, you should also add some brown elements. Sticks, wheat an yellow grass-like foliage can really help bring it all together.


Finally, you should never place rustic flowers in a modern vase. Instead, look for one that appears to be handmade. Something ceramic, without the glossy finish, or a vase with a wood design. You can even use a wooden vase if you place a waterproof jar inside it to hold the vase water.

Once you have your rustic flowers beautifully arranged in the perfect vase, you just need to find the right spot to show them off! Remember to keep them out of the sun and wind. You should also make sure that they receive fresh water every couple of days and trim the stems regularly too.