5 Elegant (and Easy!) Spring Centerpieces

Top your table with one of these fresh arrangements from expert floral designers.


Multicolor Mix

Photo by Lydia Hudgens Photography

“When the weather starts to get warmer, I crave a brightly colored centerpiece. For a whimsical feel, use a variety of flowers with different-sized heads and stem lengths. This grouping includes mimosas, daffodils, red anemones, water lillies, allium, viburnum, and garden roses. Arrange the flowers around the outer rim of the vase first, then make a smaller ring inside that, and so on until your arrangement feels full and balanced.”
—Caroline Bailly, event designer and owner of L’Atelier Rouge


Cheery Trio

Photo by Erin Kunkel, reprinted with permission from The Flower Workshop by Ariella Chezar with Julie Michaels (Ten Speed Press)

“I love a grouping of three similar vases with flowers in the same colors. Here, I used a happy mix of lemon yellow blooms (including ranunculus, narcissus, hyacinth) and a sprinkling of white ones (dogwood tips, seeded eucalyptus). The key is to balance the bright shades with subtler ones. Also, trim the flowers so that some sit just above the rim of the vase, others stand a couple of inches higher, and a few dangle over the rim or wind and drape around the vase.”
Ariella Chezar, floral designer and author of The Flower Workshop


White Magic

Photo by Terry Gruber

“With all those little blooms, phlox always feels like spring to me. The easiest way to elevate a simple flower like this is to put it in a glamorous vase. Just line up a bunch of them on a table to create a striking centerpiece.”
–Jung Lee, event designer and owner of Jung Lee New York


Pretty in Pink

Photo by Ana Schecter

“Great floral design starts with an exquisite bloom, and peonies never disappoint for a spring-y centerpiece. This one is bold and beautiful, but also easy to create and surprisingly low-cost: Just snip off the stems of six fully bloomed peonies and float the heads in three heavy glass bowls.”
Meredith Waga Perez, floral designer and owner of Belle Fleur NY 


Mellow Yellow

Photo by Mark Held

“Nothing says spring like tulips. Here, I used 10 yellow ones, plus a few bunches of daffodils. For a color contrast, I arranged them in a blue and white Asian-style vessel and added a branch of quince to tie in the white.”
—Mark Held, floral designer and owner of Mark’s Garden