How to Create a Beautiful Flower Arrangement in 7 Steps
Having fresh flowers in the home is a wonderful treat and adds joy to our everyday lives. If you are a DIY person and want to create a beautiful floral arrangement with some fresh cut stems you just picked up, then the experts at Cascade Flowers can help. Below are the top design tips you need to make your own gorgeous arrangement of fresh flowers.
1. Color Contrast
Before selecting the flowers you want to use, think about the color palette of your design. Do you want a monochromatic color scheme or something with a variety of colors? Whichever you decide, you will still some contrasting colors for depth and balance. If you are going monochromatic, choose flowers in various shades of your color. Also, select in-season blooms as they will be cheaper, and don’t forget to pick up a variety of greenery for texture and color.
2. Select Your Container
The size of your arrangement is based on the size of the container. Whether tall or short, your design should be around 1 1/2 times taller than its vessel.
3. Determine Shape
Think about whether you want your arrangement to symmetrical or asymmetrical. Symmetrical designs are equal in shape on both sides of a center part. This style is used in formal and traditional arrangements. Asymmetrical designs are unequal on either side. This style is seen in more modern and trendy arrangements.
4. Include Statement Flowers
A statement flower is a necessary component of arrangements. This flower is a large, striking, and showy bloom such are dahlias, peonies, protea, or garden roses. Any bloom that commands attention will do.
5. Incorporate a Variety of Textures
Add interest to your arrangement by mingling together flowers that have different textures. For example, ruffled and frilly versus smooth, shiny versus matte, structured and hard versus soft.
6. Think About Movement
The movement of your eye, that it. Your arrangement should have a visual flow where the eye travels from one side to the other, up and down. Create movement by disbursing similar colors, textures, and shapes throughout your arrangement instead of bunching them together.
7. Start with Greenery
When starting to arrange your flowers, create a base of greenery first, such as fern frogs, ivy, or eucalyptus. Place the stems in the vase and create a shape that resembles an inverted triangle. This will ensure your arrangement will have both a vertical and horizontal presence. Next, add your statement blooms followed by filler flowers. Finish off your piece by adding floaters – delicate smaller blooms that grow in clusters such as baby’s breath, yarrow, and sedum. Lightly mist your bouquet with some water and voila! Your masterpiece is complete.
To maintain your arrangement, be sure to change the water every day, remove any foliage that dips below the waterline, use flower food, and trim the stems at a 45-degree angle every few days. The more arrangements you create, the better you will get as well as discover your own design techniques and style preferences. Creating beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers for your home is a great hobby to have! For any of your floral needs, Cascade Flowers is here to help.