Easy flower styling ideas to inspire you ahead of the Christmas period

Words and photos Sarah Williamson-Jones.

Some of Pod & Pip’s favourite flowers are the ones available during the festive period and are super easy to style and dress the house with, giving you a hassle free Christmas on the floral front. Here are some of Pod & Pips top picks and tips on how to style them.

With their huge trumpet-like blooms and long stems look great in a vase on their own, or cut short with some mixed eucalyptus foliage.
The red and white varieties are hugely popular but our favourite varieties are burgundy in colour or slightly speckled, adding something a little different.

These will look great in baskets or pots to add a touch of Christmas to a corner of a room, table or windowsill. Keep to the same colour palette if mixing plants, there are plenty of bright pinks and reds available but the white cyclamen will always give you a classic, smart look.

Dutch tulips
These will start to become available during December. A huge bunch of white or white/green tulips (30-50 stems) this Christmas is easy to just drop into a vase to give an instant luxurious look.

White hyacinths
Again, these are super easy to plant up into a bowl, basket or pot and adds some instant detail, scent and floral styling to a room.

These plants are definitely one of our favourites, from the classic pure whites through to some decadent muted pinks and deep maroons. They look great in baskets for dressing the outside of the house or doorstep to give a lovely rustic look this Christmas.
Keeping it simple at Christmas definitely saves you time but gives you an instant classic look. Pod & Pip have a lovely range of these plants available through the festive period.

Hellebores give your home a classic look

Hellebores give your home a classic look

Hellebores give your home a classic look

Hellebores give your home a classic look

Date for the diary:
Pod & Pip will be running its Christmas shopping event on Thursday 17th November from 10am to 4pm.
The shop will be packed with Christmas decorations, inspiration for dressing the Christmas table and home, carefully selected gifts from small and local business we love to stock and support, as well being able to pre-order Christmas wreaths, wreath kits, festive bouquets and flowers.
The cafe will also be open during the event for some festive drinks and light lunches.
Address for the event: Ebble House, Stratford Tony, Salisbury, SP5AT

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