Cut flowers make wonderful decor! No one can deny that.
While many of us pick bouquets based solely on which flowers we like best, it’s equally important to think about the big picture. In other words, you need to consider how your chosen flower arrangement will mesh with the overall size and shape of your vase.
Striking a balance between a particularly tall vase and the flowers inside isn’t always easy. Fortunately, these floral arrangement ideas for tall vases will give you all of the inspiration you need for your next trip to the florist:
Floral Arrangement Ideas for Tall Vases – Quick Look
- Australian Native Bouquet
- Mixed Dried Flowers
- Eucalyptus and Silvan Red
- Hydrangeas and Cut Branches
- Spring Cut Flowers
- Cherry Blossom Stem
- Blooming Bearded Irises
- Dense Snowdrops
- Minimalist Hydrangea Stem
- Dried Ginkgo and Palm
- Colorful Dahlia Bouquet
- Yellow Chrysanthemums
- Pussy Willow Catkins
- Mixed Ranunculus Bouquet
- Fern and Baby’s Breath
- Prairie Gentian and Eucalyptus
- Drooping Mimosa Branches
- Boho Dried Flowers
- Cheery Cut Sunflowers
- Fragrant Lilac Blooms
- Fresh Cut Orchids
- Minimalist Eucalyptus
- Elegant Gladiolus Stalks
- Dried Pampas Grass Plumes
- Aromatic Jasmine
- Violet Bunny Tail Grass
- Blooming Wisteria Stems
- Bright Blue Delphinium
- Fern Fronds
- Minimalist Baby’s Breath
- Eccentric Mixed Bouquet
- Simple Calla Lilies
1. Australian Native Bouquet
If you live in the Oceanic region or just want to bring some truly unique blooms to your home decor, a bouquet made of native Australian flowers is a must-have.
This arrangement includes protea (a.k.a. sugarbush), eucalyptus leaves and fruit, kangaroo paw flowers, and banksia!
2. Mixed Dried Flowers
A dried bouquet offers a unique aesthetic that can last much longer than fresh-cut flowers.
Grass plumes, palm leaves, and fern fronds are particularly stunning in this type of arrangement. Don’t hesitate to include some more colorful cuttings for a little bit of contrast!
3. Duotone Color Palette
This mixture of eucalyptus leaves and Silvan Red flowers has the perfect balance of minimalism and elegance.
While there’s tons of texture going on here, the use of only two colors prevents this vase arrangement from being too much for the contemporary home.
4. Hydrangeas and Cut Branches
Far too many people shy away from floral arrangements because they’re caught up in the feminine stereotype. But there are countless ways to play with color and texture that come across as neutral or even masculine.
This arrangement of hydrangeas and cut branches is a wonderful example of how a bouquet can be structural and modern above all else.
5. Spring Cut Flowers
Nothing says spring like a handful of tulips. This surprisingly simple arrangement uses yellow tulips and purple irises to celebrate the seasonal change.
6. Cherry Blossom Stem
Cherry blossom branches can’t be beaten in terms of aroma and overall aesthetic!
You can use single cherry blossoms to fill any tall vases with extremely narrow necks. Or add them into your cut flower arrangements for extra texture and fragrance.
7. Blooming Bearded Irises
Bearded irises are beautiful flowers that are incredibly easy to find during the spring months. You can also grow your own bouquets if you have a small garden on your property.
For the longest-lasting flowers, select irises that are just about to bloom!
8. Dense Snowdrops
Snowdrops are usually one of the first flowers to appear in spring. In some areas, you’ll even see these white blossoms poking through the snow in late winter (hence the name!).
If you can get your hand on a bouquet of snowdrops, they look beautiful when placed in a simple glass vase near a bright window!
9. Minimalist Hydrangea Stem
Finding attractive flowers for extremely tall and narrow vases is no easy task! But one of the best options is to fill each vase with a single hydrangea stem.
10. Dried Ginkgo and Palm
Some of the most stunning floral arrangements don’t contain any flowers at all!
This versatile dried bouquet features ginkgo leaves and palm fronds. What it lacks in vibrant colors it more than makes up for in unique texture.
11. Colorful Dahlia Bouquet
If you’re someone who uses cut flowers to bring a pop of color to your living space, then treating yourself to a bunch of dahlias is a great investment.
You can mix and match different colors to create a custom arrangement. Or, taking inspiration from this example, commit to a single color for the next week or two.
12. Yellow Chrysanthemums
Whether the weather has been on an overcast streak or you could just use a little bit of sunshine in your life, you really can’t go wrong with a bouquet of bright yellow chrysanthemums.
13. Pussy Willow Catkins
Willow branches might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to a flower arrangement. But, rest assured, these fuzzy catkins qualify as flowers just as much as any daisy or rose!
Most pussy willow catkins are white or yellow and are perfect for pairing with neutral decor. You can place these branches in tall vases when traditional flowers are out of season.
14. Mixed Ranunculus Bouquet
Ranunculus flowers make wonderful alternatives to more traditional roses. They come in a variety of colors and have long stems (but without any thorns!).
15. Fern and Baby’s Breath
You can use ferns alone for a touch of forest greenery in your home. However, this arrangement is hard to resist with the addition of baby’s breath!
16. Prairie Gentian and Eucalyptus
Prairie gentian, also known as eustoma or lisianthus, is a unique flower that offers a very traditional aesthetic. Most varieties are blue, white, or purple.
You can complement these flowers with vase fillers like eucalyptus and baby’s breath. This arrangement is perfect for breathing life into a nursery or guest room!
17. Drooping Mimosa Branches
The mimosa plant is a type of acacia tree that has soft, yellow flowers up and down its branches.
Mimosa branches make excellent vase fillers because the flowers emerge before the leaves do. So you can enjoy the texture and color of the unique blooms without any foliage getting in the way!
18. Boho Dried Flowers
Anyone looking to emulate a rustic or bohemian aesthetic in their home should seriously consider using dried plants in their vases.
Dried bouquets do not need to be complicated! In this example, some dried ferns and wildflowers are all that are needed to bring texture and color to the room.
19. Cheery Cut Sunflowers
If you’re ever unsure what to put in your tall vases, you can’t go wrong with cut sunflowers.
Sunflowers are affordable and available throughout most of the summer. You can even grow your own with extreme ease if you have the space!
20. Fragrant Lilac Blooms
Most gardeners would agree that the only downside of lilac shrubs is that their flowers die off too quickly. Well, you can make the most of your lilacs by bringing some indoors this spring!
It’s best to take cuttings from mature lilac shrubs so as not to do any damage. Cut branches that you would otherwise cut during annual pruning for the best results.
21. Fresh Cut Orchids
For a flower arrangement that is elegant and — for lack of a better descriptor — expensive-looking, reach for a bouquet of fresh-cut orchids.
High-quality cut orchids are pricey and difficult to find at some florists. Save this floral arrangement idea for a special occasion when you need your home to look its best!
22. Minimalist Eucalyptus
We’ve mentioned eucalyptus several times already as a complementary plant for more eye-catching flowers. However, eucalyptus can also look great on its own.
23. Elegant Gladiolus Stalks
Many flowers are overwhelmed by particularly large and tall vases. That’s just not the case for gladiolus stalks.
You can purchase cut gladiolus in many different colors in the spring. They are a great option if you want a simple flower arrangement that is still extremely stylish.
24. Dried Pampas Grass Plumes
When you need a break from traditional flowers, consider filling your tall vase with ornamental grass plumes.
Pampas grass is by far the most popular option available. Most pampas grass is sold dried and can be reused many times throughout its lifetime!
25. Aromatic Jasmine
Jasmine has earned a reputation for being one of the most fragrant flowers around — there’s a reason you see this aromatic in so many perfume formulas!
When it comes to using cut jasmine as decor, the good news is that the blooms don’t look half-bad either. It pairs beautifully with green foliage from ferns or eucalyptus plants.
26. Violet Bunny Tail Grass
Bunny tail grass is an adorable option that will have guests asking if your vase arrangement is fake (in the best way possible).
Dried bunny tail grass is typically white. However, dyed plumes — like the ones pictured here — offer an even more unique appearance.
27. Blooming Wisteria Stems
You won’t find cut wisteria sold at most commercial flowers. If you’re lucky enough to have this tree growing on your property, however, you should definitely experiment with including it in arrangements.
Wisteria works perfectly in tall vases because of its drooping nature. Just keep in mind that wisteria blossoms are quite delicate.
28. Bright Blue Delphinium
Reach for delphinium whenever you want to prioritize color in your tall vase arrangement!
Delphinium flowers come in many different colors, including red, white, yellow, and pink. But these blue delphiniums are by far the most stunning of the bunch.
29. Lush Fern Fronds
In the right environment, native ferns grow like weeds! So be sure to take advantage of the ferns on your property when planning out future arrangements.
Fern fronds look great in bigger flower arrangements, especially in larger vessels. If you crave a minimalist approach to your home decor, however, you can also fill a vase with ferns and nothing else.
30. Minimalist Baby’s Breath
Another popular filler that also looks great on its own is baby’s breath.
Baby’s breath is easy to trim to accommodate tall vases. Try varying the lengths of your baby’s breath stems for a full, varied appearance at the top.
31. Eccentric Mixed Bouquet
When filling a tall vase, your first instinct may be to arrange flowers out rather than further up. But this gorgeous bouquet proves that instinct may be wrong.
This flower arrangement features calla lilies, tropical leaves, grasses, and more. Use your imagination to combine different colors, textures, and shapes when replicating this idea in your own home!
32. Simple Calla Lilies
In terms of flowers that are tall and narrow in and of themselves, it would be remiss of us not to mention the humble calla lily.
Calla lilies naturally bloom in summer and fall. If you source your floral arrangement from a local florist, however, there’s a good chance they’ll have this flower available year-round.