Beginning florists – this guide is for you! Learn how to arrange flowers and see examples of 4 easy floral arrangements.
One of the most popular ways to decorate your home is to use elements derived from nature. The presence of plants and greenery in and around your home not only makes for a great atmosphere but also helps uplift your mood and gives the room a cheerful and fresh feel.
For a lot of people, bringing home a bit of nature means decorating their home and dining table with elaborate floral arrangements, be it just for special occasions like a family dinner party, or on a daily basis. Now, high-quality flowers arrangements aren’t always easy to get, and in a lot of cases, it might just be easier to make them yourself.
But while it’s easy to just group a bunch of flowers together and put them in a vase, it’s not that easy to create elaborate bouquets – at least not at first. This is where we come in. With the advice and ideas in this article, you’ll be able to transform any old bunch of blooms into a captivating piece of art.
How to Arrange Flowers
There may be countless ways to bring nature into your home, but nothing beats the amazing scent and visual effect that floral arrangements have. And of course, experts have rules they go by to create the stunning visual arrangements that you see on sale in florist’s shops and online.
Here are some flower arrangement tips that will help you get your floral arrangements right every time.
Start With the Main Attraction
You can’t build the whole house without laying the groundwork for it first. In the same way, you can’t create a stunning arrangement without adding the center of attraction first.
This is why we recommend you pick one main flower to focus on and then add other elements like smaller flowers and greenery to make it look good. As you get more practice, you’ll be able to center even two or three main elements in a single arrangement and will only need to add some greenery and other elements to complement the flowers and fill out some empty space between them.
Looking After the Flowers
There’s no use in investing so much time and energy into a bouquet, only to let it spoil in a matter of days. This is why you need to make sure you know how to take care of your blooms, which includes knowing how to properly cut them, and what the water in the vase should look like.
- Cut the stems at an angle. This allows for maximnu surface area for water absorption, which keeps them fresh for longer.
- Put the flowers immediately in the water after cutting. A lot of different flowers form scabs on the stems when the cut ends are exposed to the air, and it interferes with water absorption.
- Use clean water in the vase, and depending on the complexity of your arrangement you can either change it daily or add fresh water to the vase everyday.
- Wash the vases every time you use them for a flower arrangement. This is to make sure no bacteria in the vase damage your flowers.
Following proper hygiene tips like this and more will help you make your home look beautiful for as long as possible.
Now, let’s move on to some floral arrangement ideas.
Floral Arrangements With One Kind of Flower
These arrangements are classic and easy – all you need to do is take a single kind of flower and put it in a vase. You can either use a single color, or you can combine two or three different colors for some variety. If your interior decor is a bit pale or simplistic, you can even opt for a whole range of colors, making the floral arrangement the center of attention.
We recommend using simplistic and minimalist vases for this kind of arrangement. Something white or made of glass will be best. In the end, the floral arrangement should look something like this.
As you can see, the designer used some flower buds of the same kind and some green stems to add some dimension to the design, and the white flowers stand out beautifully against the grey in the couch and the tabletop.
Bursts of Flowers
If you want to go for something a bit more cheerful, you can choose about three different types of flowers, all in different colors, and put them together in a vase. Play around with their placement and add some stems, leaves, and branches until you’re happy with the visual effect.
While adding the extra elements, stay conscious of how big you want the arrangement to be since it’s easy to get carried away. Here’s an idea of what this multi-flower creation can look like.
Notice that this isn’t the only version of this design. You can choose any color from blue to purple to pink or orange, and achieve pretty much the same effect.
If you’re looking for something that reminds you of beaches and tropical vacations, don’t forget to go big on the leafy greens in your floral arrangements. Use bright colored flowers with colors inspired by sunsets on the beach, like pink, purple, orange, and bright yellow. Nothing about a tropical floral arrangement is usually mellow, so go ahead and add some wide fronds and other additions.
Don’t worry if the fronds end up dominating the flowers – as long as the floral arrangement looks good it’s just as a tropical-themed floral arrangement should be.
Dark and Rustic
Who says floral arrangements have to always be bright and cheerful? After all, dark-colored roses exist for a reason! If you want, you can use dried flowers, dark roses, twigs, and dried leaves to create gothic masterpieces, perfect for any occasion where bright and sunny may not be the theme.