Reese Witherspoon's flower arrangement is the tablescaping trick we're trying this Valentine's Day

The actress designed a bouquet in a way we've never seen, and it will impress on our table tops this February and beyond

Reese Witherspoon
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Flowers can instantly brighten your mood, and they are one of the easiest ways to add a pop of color to a home – requiring only a bouquet, a vase, and a splash of fresh water. And, as per usual, Reese Witherspoon gets it. 

The actress took to TikTok to share a brilliant floral dining table decor idea, and we're taking notes. Her flower hack is simple, beautiful, versatile, and incredibly affordable.

In the video, Reese opens up a large, colorful bouquet and starts chopping. She takes scissors to each stem, cutting the flowers short to fit into a variety of short and stylish vases. These small bouquets can then be lined up on a dining table or used throughout the living room for a warm, romantic touch. It's a beautiful way to decorate with flowers this season and beyond.


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Jennifer Ebert, digital editor at Homes & Gardens says: 'I love these short flowers because they encourage conversation when used as part of setting a table. They are small enough that you can speak over them, but they don't sacrifice style for function.'

Jennifer Ebert
Jennifer Ebert

Jen is the Editor (Digital) of Homes & Gardens. Before starting this position, she had completed various interior design courses at KLC Design School, as well as working across Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes and Country Homes & Interiors as an interiors writer.

Furthermore, this trick is the perfect way to celebrate love and decorate for Valentine's Day. If we're looking for a Reese-inspired way to make our spaces feel that little bit more special, Megan Slack, our head of celebrity news, urges us to follow this easy example. 

'Valentine's doesn't need to be a day of excess – just as Reese reminds us – we can find beauty in the most simple of arrangements. This year, I recommend taking time to follow her lead and decorate your dining table on (or around) February 14th with seasonal blooms that add some color against the gray of the seasons. To take this look further, why not invest in a new table runner, pottery, or some new glassware that will impress long after the 14th.'

Megan Slack
Megan Slack

Megan is the Head of Celebrity Style News at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes, before becoming H&G's News Editor in April 2022. She now leads the Celebrity/ News team.

However, we shouldn't pigeonhole this look as only working for Valentine's Day. It's easy to swap out the colors, heights, and variety of flowers to fit into a completely different floral trend. It's ultimately an extremely versatile style.

To recreate her look, all you need is a single bouquet and a collection of short glass vases. These can be purchased in lots on sites like Etsy or found at your local thrift store for an extra-affordable option.

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If you've been looking for an easy and affordable way to decorate your table with flowers, this is the one. If Reese Witherspoon is doing it, we can pretty much guarantee it's a good idea.

Sophie Edwards
News Editor

Sophie is a London-based News Editor at Homes & Gardens, where she works on the Celebrity Style team. She is fascinated by the intersection of design and popular culture and is particularly excited when researching trends or interior history. Sophie is an avid pop culture fan. As an H&G editor, she has interviewed the likes of Martha Stewart, Hilary Duff, and the casts of Queer Eye and Selling Sunset. Before joining Future Publishing, Sophie worked as the Head of Content and Communications at Fig Linens and Home, a boutique luxury linens and furniture brand. She has also written features on exciting developments in the design world for Westport Magazine. Sophie has an MSc from the Oxford University Department of Anthropology and a BA in Creative Writing and Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College.