Make an Unforgettable First Impression with Inspiration from These Spring Baskets

Photography by Marcy Black Simpson, Design by Emily Herskovitz

Text by Bethany Adams

Whether you’re getting ready for May Day or you just want to add a little extra spring cheer to your cottage exterior, nothing does the trick like a basket overflowing with fresh florals! And while nothing’s easier than placing a few favorite blooms in a woven basket, this is the perfect opportunity for trying something a little creative. Whatever you prefer, let these 10 seasonal door designs inspire you to extend a spring welcome to the whole neighborhood!

Bold Bunches

Photography by Jim Bathie, Styling by Kim Chiselko

When you’re starting with a door this lovely, creating a stunning spring display is simple, but this one cuts no corners! Shades of pink complement the sky-blue background, echoed in the ribbons that dangle from the basket. Want to put a fun spin on your bouquet? Bunch similar blooms together rather than opting for the traditional arranging method.

Simple but Stunning

Photography by Modern Glam

This sweet woven basket is the perfect size to hold a bouquet of multihued peonies, offering plenty of impact with only a few blooms. When crafting your basket, take a cue from this arrangement and use a few sprigs of greenery to lengthen the look and add visual depth and balance.

 Pop of Pink

Photography by @sarah_meadows_style on Instagram

Working with a bold background? This front door is only made more beautiful by flowers chosen for their standout shades! Be sure not to make things too busy, though—choose a neutral vessel, like the woven basket shown here, to let the flowers shine!

Branches in Bloom

Photography by @suzannequigleyhome on Instagram

Cut flowers are the obvious choice for your front door basket, but don’t rule out something that makes a bigger statement. Blooming forsythia branches never fail to showoff spring style, and they’re perfect for filling a larger space like this one!

Hanging Out

Photography by Marcy Black Simpson, Design by Emily Herskovitz

Don’t have a basket? Consider reaching for your favorite bag! This toile tote shows off blushing roses with a casual elegance that’s right at home among the timeless beauty of vintage style! Just be sure to arrange an inner receptacle filled with water to keep your blooms happy!

Rustic Beauty

Photography by Mac Jamieson, Styling by Cindy Cooper

Not a fan of over-the-top arrangements? All you need is a handful of your most cheerful blooms—like these multicolored hydrangeas—for a quaint welcome perfect for hanging on your doorknob. A rustic basket is a fitting vessel for a display this sweet!

Lavender Love

Photography by John O’Hagan, Styling by Kim Chiselko

If you want to capture the romance of the French countryside, lavender is the way to go! Pick a sweet-smelling variety to give your guests a burst of fresh fragrance as they enter, making sure they feel right at home!

Blossoms of Blue

Photography by Mac Jamieson

While having your flowers stand out against a colorful door is a great way to make your basket pop, keeping with the theme can also create something beautiful! Varied shades of blue add classic style and depth to this vignette, proving that a woven basket is not the only vessel worthy of being displayed on your door!

Bright and White

Photography by John O’Hagan, Styling by Christina Brockman

While spring is known for its vivid shades, an all-white basket can also bring eye-catching style to your home’s façade. Filled out with the soft, verdant beauty of natural greenery, this loosely gathered arrangement overflows with elegant simplicity ideal for a neutral-heavy home.

Sweet and Simple

Photography by Stephanie Welbourne Steele

Have a Dutch door that doesn’t lend itself to overflowing displays? A handful of your favorite blooms tucked into a simple vessel—like a linen bag—could be just the thing! Gather your flowers loosely and don’t worry too much about symmetry when emulating this charming and friendly look.


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