Anyone can take some flowers that have been cut carefully and put them in a vase. Of course, if the bunch looks beautiful, it would get some admiration from people. However, there’s a lot of difference between a simple bouquet and floral arrangements created by professional florists. Here, we’ve put together some excellent tips for creating fabulous floral arrangements:
1. Don’t forget proportion
If your floral arrangement goes unnoticed in a large room, you must examine its proportion with the space. This also includes the container or vase in which the flowers have been arranged. A small bunch of cut flowers can look good on the countertop. For a large room, the arrangement of flowers must be in proportion with the space where it is being displayed.
2. Go for variety
You might be in love with one particular type of flower, but floral arrangements need variety. Anyone can add some variety by using twigs or leaves. It’s variety that creates an element of excitement in a floral arrangement.
3. Make use of contrasting colors
You can give an arrangement of flowers an extra appeal by combining bright and dark flowers. If you prefer the darkest burgundy flowers, keep them beside white, pale green, pink, or peach flowers. This will prevent the burgundy flowers from receding into darkness. Green flowers have the ability of popping out against cool and warm hues. Thus they can play an important role in creating contrast.
4. Use radiation
Materials such as floral foam helps in achieving the perfect radiation of stems from your vase or container. The stems used in the arrangement must appear like they’re radiating naturally. To produce this effect, it’s necessary that a perfect spacing be maintained between them. If some of the stems are shorter, you can use wooden floral picks for elongating them.
5. Maintain balance
Every floral arrangement or bouquet need not be symmetrical. What balance means in such arrangements is that they must appear pleasant irrespective of their shape. So, if an arrangement is triangular or crescent-shaped and still looks pleasing, it has achieved a perfect balance.
You can maintain a good balance in your floral arrangement by examining it from the back, front, and top. If the arrangement appears crooked from any of these angles, add or remove flowers or foliage to counterbalance it.
6. Include transitions
Place the smallest buds at the center and top of the design. This must be followed by flowers that are partially open. Full blossoms must be at the bottom or center. When your floral arrangement comprises a mix of flowers having different shapes and sizes, a gradual transition is needed.
It will make the final arrangement look more natural. This is particularly important when gathering flowers that are in different states of bloom.
7. Include a focal point
A large garden rose, peony, or orchid always stands out from the smaller flowers, such as poms. So, most of the mixed-flower arrangements have a focal point. This is usually an unusual or large flower cluster, which instantly draws attention. Such flowers are also more expensive than other flowers in the arrangement that are used as fillers.
8. Consider repetition
You might’ve noticed that repetition of flowers in a garden enhances its appearance. With the use of repetition, you can achieve similar effect in a floral arrangement. The only difference is that here you’ll be doing it on a smaller scale. You can include many bright yellow flowers or spiky flowers throughout the arrangement to produce this effect.