flower arranging tipsArranging some flowers in a vase is one of the most pleasant domestic chores, because it is pretty soothing, and the end result is a true delight to the eye and senses, not to mention the fact that it freshens the room. At first glance flower arrangement may seem easy, but the truth is that it also has its own rules.

Choice of flowers

Before you embark on the arrangement of flower compositions, you should choose the right flowers first. The decision you take depends on several factors:

  • The interior of your home

Take into account what the prevailing colours and patterns in your home are, and where exactly you plan to put the flowers. For example, a smaller vase won’t look very well on a big table, but will look amazing on a neat coffee table.

There are flower compositions based only on the variations of one colour only. On the other hand, you can experiment by selecting some colours according to their position on the colour wheel, and of course, don’t neglect your personal preferences.

  • The occasion

When arranging some flowers in a vase, you should always take into account the occasion the arrangement is made for – for example, whether you make it for fun or for a special dinner. If it comes to a more formal occasion, remember to avoid too large and pretentious bouquets, as they will interfere in the conversation between people sitting on the dinner table.

  • The role of the flower arrangement in the overall composition of the room

What the role of the flower arrangement would be? Is their role a leading or a secondary one? Are they used for “filling” of the interior only? Remember that the flowers that have bigger blossoms are used for the central part of the arrangement, because they should be the focus of the overall composition. On the other hand, the smaller blossoms play a supporting part by helping the leading blossoms to stand out in the arrangement.

The seasons and the “meaning” of flowers also influence the final choice.

Choice of a vase

There is no way to refresh your home with a beautiful flower arrangement if you lack a suitable container or a vase where to store it. It wedding4is recommended to choose a vase, which height is about half of the flower composition’s height. The flowers are placed in the “corners” of the vase in order to stand out.

The shape of the vase is also important. For example, larger arrangements should be placed in a wide-necked vases. Round vases are more difficult to be included in a flower composition, because not every type of flowers would fit their style.

Types of flower arrangements

There are different types of flower arrangements depending on how you want to put the flowers in the vase. If you want to make a horizontal one, you will need a small vase, where to put one flower in the centre of the composition and a few green branches for filling. If you want to make a vertical arrangement, you should use flowers with tall and slender stems in order to make the composition look more elegant.

Of course, you can make an asymmetrical composition by choosing flowers, which stems have different length and a vase with a more unusual shape in order to fit the idea. If you want to get a triangle arrangement, put the higher flowers in the centre of the composition and the shorter ones on both sides. Oval compositions are also commonly used.

Useful Tips

  • The faster you deal with the flower arranging in the vase, the less materials you will need to use, and the longer you will enjoy your colourful masterpiece.
  • Too much greenery in the arrangement may ruin the balance of the overall composition.
  • Do not leave the leaves of the flowers in the level of the water.
  • If you are arranging flowers, which stems have different height, put the highest flowers in the back of the composition and the shorter ones in front in order to make a vase fuller.
  • Instead of a vase, you can use a basket, a painted metal bucket or other bowl. You can also use some kind of an artistic element in the flower composition or tie a beautiful ribbon on the vase.

 

 

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