Although flowers have the ability to open doors for positive emotions and make lighten your home, arranging flowers can seem a bit difficult and tedious. We have listed some stress-free tips below to help you go through your flower arrangement conveniently.
Choose Flowers that are in season
Apart from costing less money, choosing flowers that are in season would more suitable for the season, especially if you arranging the flowers for special situations. For Spring, the most common flowers are daffodils, narcissus, lilacs, boronians. For most popular flowers in the autumn are zinnia, marigold, chrysanthemums, statice and aster. In the Summer, you can use snapdragons, sunflowers, daisies etc. For winter star of bethlehem, stargazer lilies, jasmine, holly, cosmos.
If you do not have the time to check for seasonal flowers, you can go for flowers that grow all year round like roses, lily of valley, heather, protea, baby’s breath and gladiolus.
Choose the Right Flower Vase
Choose a flower vase that would suit the desired arrangement that you are gunning for. Vases come in different shapes and sizes and they can all be used to arrange flowers depending on the type of flower that is being prepared for. Long, thin and wide-in-the-mouth vases are suitable for delicate flowers like lilies. Shorter vases are perfect for short stemmed flowers like rose.
You may decide to use other materials apart from vases, like champagne bottles, tea cups, etc, but you should be careful while playing with your imagination like this as the size and shape of the vessel you choose should tally with the structure and features of the flowers.
Use Flattering Colours
It is important that the colours should flatter each other and should be able to produce the mood and effect you desire. For a cheerful feel, mix red and orange with a touch of green to suggest freshness. Also, it would create a wonderful effect if you use uniform colours or different shades of the same colour while arranging your flowers. Use green on the edges to make the perfect blend.
Include texture in your arrangement by adding green stems, berries, woody materials to give it a natural texture. Fruits, bunch of berries, vegetables, pine cones would create the desired texture.
Keep in Mind the Spot for the Finished Arrangement
This is very important as you do not want to spend time arranging flowers that would stand oddly out of the final location which you arranged the flowers for in the first place. Put into consideration the location and how the flowers would match the room you intend to set it in and compare the size of the final flower arrangement with the size of the final location so that there is no awkwardness in the end. A tall vase of daisies would look good in the hallway but would be too clumsy on the dinner table.
Start with a Base
Create a foundation for your flowers by getting a clean vase, preferably a fluted vase so that they would be enough space for the flowers. You can use any container that you think would create the appearance you desire, just make sure it is clean.
Create a Firm Foundation
With tape, create a net-like surface or grid in order to support the flowers and make them firm when you start to insert them into the vase. Floral tape or scotch tape would be ideal. You can also use a piece of wet foam to achieve this same effect, but be careful because if the flowers do not poke through the holes, you would have to make a hole first before inserting the flowers and creating a wider hole than the flower stem would make the flower loose and slack.
Add the Larger or More Prominent Flowers First
Start by adding the most prominent variety of flowers. This would would create the same effect as packing the larger objects into a bag first- space effective. Place flowers of the same variety, size or colour first so that the arrangement is balance and there is space organisation.
Place the flowers in a circular arrangement and make sure it is balanced on all sides.
Insert the flowers in layers
Apart from following a circular pattern when arranging the flowers, you would want to arrange them in layers so that they would have outer circles and inner circles.
Make use of odd numbers during the arrangement
This might sound trivial but to give your flower arrangement an organic look, you should arrange the flowers in odd numbers. This would give the flower arrangement a more circular look and a less organized appearance while maintaining its neat arrangement.
Arrange the green last
Arranging vegetables, pumpkins, berries, fruits and other fillers last would not only give your flower arrangement texture but would also create the impression of having more flowers than is actually present, thereby reducing cost for you. It would also give space between bloom, allowing the proper circulation of air to allow your flowers stay fresh.