Looking to add some spring vibes to your home? Explore these 17 simple tulips arrangements ideas that will brighten up any space!

Pink tulips contrasting with the snow.

How to Make a Tulip Arrangement

Tulips have to be one of the easiest flower arrangements to design, honestly! There are so many simple tulip arrangement ideas that you can easily make at home – even if you’ve never arranged flowers before.

Tulips can be found in most supermarkets in the spring, and Trader Joe’s is always a good bet. They’re also a common flower in early spring gardens, so there’s a good chance someone in your life is growing tulips each spring!

Various Tulip bouquets in collage.

One reason tulips are perfect for simple flower arrangements is that there are so many colors and varieties to work with. Some of my favorite tulips are:

  • Orange
  • Yellow
  • Pink
  • Purple
  • Red
  • White

There are also multi-colored tulips, tulips with vertical stripes, and even fringed tulips that grow with lacy-looking edges.

To build simple tulip arrangements, choose one of your favorite vases and cut the stems to fit the vase’s height. Cutting the stems is always a good idea in general, as it helps the tulips gain access to the water.

What is the best vase for tulips?

There’s no one perfect vase for tulips, but it is important to make sure you choose a vase with a fairly wide base. Tulips have thick stems, so you’ll need plenty of space for several stems within the vase.

As you’ll see in the rest of this post, I love to display my tulip arrangements in unique containers. You definitely don’t have to use a traditional vase!

What goes with tulips in an arrangement?

Tulips look beautiful alone in an arrangement, which is often my favorite way to use them. But you can pair plenty of other flowers and greenery with tulips.

What flowers pair well with tulips?

Some of my favorite flowers to pair with tulips in a vase are roses, hyacinths, and daffodils. Roses and tulips come in similar colors and have similar shapes, so they look really beautiful in a vase together. Daffodils are another common spring flower. I love the idea of pairing tulips and daffodils in the same color in one arrangement.

What greenery goes with tulips?

In addition to using tulips’ own foliage, you can also incorporate eucalyptus greens, field greens, and even baby’s breath.

​​Should you put a penny in a vase of tulips? 

Yes! It may sound like an old wives tale, but putting a penny in a vase of tulips can actually help keep the flowers from drooping and keep them looking fresh for longer. Learn more about why a penny can help a tulip arrangement stay beautiful.

How a Penny Can Keep Tulips From Drooping

17 Simple Tulip Arrangements to Try This Spring

Rustic Tulip Arrangement in a Copper Bucket

Here, I found this copper bucket while out Thrifting with the Gals. And then decorated our mantel with terracotta pots and orange tulips for spring. I simply placed a handful of the tulips into a glass jar filled with water and placed the vase into this thrifted bucket.

Orange Tulips in Vintage copper pot with terracotta pots.

You may also be inspired by this St. Patrick’s Day Tablescape: Tips & Ideas post.

Tulips in Antique Crocks

One of my favorite tulip arrangements ever was this Antique Crocks with White Tulips I created a few years back for Saint Patrick’s Day.

I love the combination of vintage crocks with white tulips and greenery. They go together so eloquently.

And you may also enjoy this Vintage Teacup Spring Mantel idea too.

White Tulips and Greenery in Vintage Crocks on Farmhouse Table.

Decorating with Tulips in the Bedroom

I’ve previously shared How to Create an Inviting Guest Bedroom by adding orange, pink, and white tulips to a breakfast tray and bedside table.

You may also enjoy these Galvanized Flower Buckets: 7 DIY Floral Designs.

Simple Tulip Centerpieces

Of course, table centerpieces are always a fabulous way to display spring tulips, like this Spring Table Setting Ideas | Green with Envy.

White pitchers of all shapes and sizes accentuate the colors of tulips so beautifully.

White tulip arrangement table centerpiece on farmhouse spring table.

Here, I displayed a bouquet of tulips as a centerpiece on a small vintage table in our country kitchen in Maine in the post 6 Country Kitchen Counter Decor Favorites in partnership with Wayfair.

A vintage blue and white teapot was the foundation for this vibrant tulip arrangement.

Orange tulip bouquet in country kitchen.

You may also enjoy the Flower Press: Vintage Meets Academia post.

Easter Tulips Centerpiece Arrangements

Here, I painted a bucket that I bought from Michael’s and spray painted it blue for this Simple Easter Tablescape with MacKenzie-Childs.

And this is How to Style a Timeless Spring Table with my favorite white tulips.

I love this classic color combination. Then check out these Womens Day Gift Ideas | 75+ Blue and White Vintage Ideas.

Spring White tulip centerpiece on vintage style spring table setting.

Tulips Arrangements In an Old Champagne Bucket

My favorite vase for tulip arrangements has been this thrifted $8 old champagne bucket. You can find these at flea markets, thrift shops, and second-hand shops, and there are many available on Etsy and eBay, too.

Old trophies also work well for this simple tulip arrangement!

Here, I used it to decorate this Fabulous Vintage Hutch Makeover.

Pink tulip arrangement in vintage trophy vase on hutch.

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You may also enjoy the post How to Grow Paperwhites Pretty in Green Stoneware For Saint Patrick’s Day.

Tulips In Terracotta Pots

These vibrant tulips with Terracotta Pots and an Apothecary Cabinet are doing a happy dance in our sunroom.

Terracotta Pots and an Apothecary Cabinet

And this setting was decorated a little more softly here with pink tulips on the same Green Chippy Apothecary Cabinet.

Apothecary vintage cabinet decorated with flowers and candlesticks.

Tulips look fabulous in these newly collected vintage McCoy pots, too!

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Windowsill Tulips

I love these simple white tulips with greenery in my mother’s vintage white teapot, which I featured in this post, 5 Easy Ways to Decorate a Windowsill.

White and greenery flower bouquet on windowsill.

Tulip Craft Arrangement

And how about an easy How to Craft Colorful Ice Candle Holders using faux or real tulips, too?

Bernese Mountain dog with ice candle holders

Bucket of Tulips

This vintage and thrifted tin looks so colorful for spring, and it is all decorated in our Vintage Eclectic Decor Meets Craft Room Design space.

You can also check out this similar bucket of tulips in the post Best Breakfast Nook Ideas for Morning Brunch.

Readers Showcase

You may visit one of the Wicked Tulips Flower Farms located in Rhode Island and Connecticut, says my cousin, Jane, who created these fabulous vintage flower arrangements.

I hope you found some inspiration for your tulip arrangements here today!

One of my favorite flowers to decorate with next to the lilac, which I can’t wait to start Decorating with the Color Purple very soon. Happy Spring!

Lilac bouquet in bathroom

You may also enjoy Riding out the Rain with These Fabulous Umbrellas while April’s showers bring us May flowers.

Ride out the Rain with These Umbrellas
Vintage Marketplace Decor Finds in Corner Book Nook Displayed

You may also enjoy this Plant Decor in Living Room Book Nook post. In it, see how a thrifted blue trunk transformed a living room book nook.

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at annck@dabblinganddecorating.com

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  1. So many beautiful arrangements, Ann! Tuips and daffodils are my favorite flowres! I just got my first bouquet of “spring” tulips too!

    1. Thank you Molly, I have three bouquets going now, haha. They certainly bright up everything don’t they and they’re so easy to decorate with!

  2. I’m loving all of these great tulip arrangements Ann. I especially love the copper bucket and vintage champagne bucket. Thanks for the great ideas.

  3. I love this post Ann! Your photos are so beautiful, and remind me how much I like tulips. Thanks for the inspiration on this rainy wintery day! Can’t wait for your lilacs next!

    1. Aww thank you so much Barbara. Hope you are doing well and I can’t wait for lilacs either😂💜💜