Joanna Gaines' spring flower styling idea is the best thing we've seen on Instagram this week

The Magnolia designer exhibits her seasonal flowers in a way that is accessible to all – and of course, we're taking notes

Joanna Gaines houseplant
(Image credit: Courtesy of Magnolia Network)

We're crazy for Joanna Gaines' cottage. Once affectionately labeled the 'garden shed' by the Fixer Upper star, it's located in the grounds of her Waco home, and features a glorious country kitchen with a rustic dining area and a fairytale-inspired bookcase with a ladder. 

It's fair to say, though, that it is being outshone at the moment by the cottage garden that sits out front. Joanna and son Crew have been taking full advantage, and it's lead to a new way to decorate with flowers that we're stealing for spring. 

'Me and my little garden buddy picked some fresh blooms today and pretended like we were cutie lil' flower shop owners,' Joanna says in her Instagram post. Below, we share the spring flowering plants she's picked, and some styling tips so you can follow her cue.

Joanna's cottage (turned flower shop) is brimming with ranunculus – but we've also spotted zinnias, dahlias and some sweet peas on the ladder. Joanna has chosen to store her flowers in a series of eclectic glass vases and containers – all of which vary distinctly in size, shape, and pattern, grouping them randomly on the windowsill, ladder, shelf behind and chair below. 

'Going beyond the functionality of a glass vase, vases can add a surprising new dimension to a neutrally or even traditionally decorated room,' say the glassware experts at LSA International. 'Mixing vases of varying heights is a great way to add dimension and creates an illusion of a taller area.' 

This works in the case of Joanna's tiny cottage – but it is equally welcome in our small living rooms and kitchens too. 

However, LSA's experts remind us that it's important to consider our flowers' stem size before reaching for any sized container.

'You may think that the height doesn't matter as long as it fits the bouquet, but having a vase that's too short won't make your flowers stand out in the room. Similarly, a vase that's too high will hide the majority of the flowers' stem,' they say. 'A vase should simply elevate and display your beautiful blooms, not hide its features.'

With our favorite spring flowers in full bloom, there is no better time to invest in Joanna-Gaines-inspired vases like the ones below. We'll take one of every size, naturally. 

Megan Slack
Head of Celebrity Style News

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. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.