Have you ever bought or received flowers that looked amazing in their bouquet but once you put them into a vase the arrangement just didn’t look as good? Or, maybe you have decided to buy fresh, loose flowers that you need to arrange yourself. While florists are trained to make fresh flowers look amazing, sometimes you may want to do a bit of tweaking once you get your flowers home.
There are a few tricks that you can use to make your own arrangements look amazing without too much fuss.
- Find the Perfect Vase
The perfect vase for your arrangement depends on the flowers that you are working with. Larger flowers and greenery with longer stems will require a bigger vase. You will also want to take note of the opening of the vase. A vase with a larger opening will require more flowers and foliage to fill the space. As a general rule, a large, full vase is the way to go.
- Start From the Base
Start your arrangement with greenery. This is a great way to fill your vase and create some shape and texture. Try mixing different types of foliage and greenery together to make a solid base. This will fill up most of your vase space and really help to make the flowers pop as they go up against the lush greens.Then all that’s left to do is add your flowers!
- Work With Different Heights
Flowers of different heights can really add wow factor and impact to any floral arrangement. This technique will also help to add dimension to your arrangement. For a modern arrangement, try using different types of flowers to to create different textures. Roses are a great start when doing this. Mix your roses with smaller multi-headed flowers to create contrast.
- Mix Your Colours
Who says that your arrangement has to be matchy? Don’t be afraid to play with colours. Mix colours to create depth and contrast within the arrangement. A great way to do this is to mix deep colours with lighter pastels. Or, keep within the same colour palette such as reds, pinks and oranges.
Take advantage of any smaller stemmed flowers that you may have. In most cases people tend to throw these out but in fact, they can make stunning smaller arrangements that you can use in smaller spaces to help inject some colour. Arranging these blooms in tea cups are a great way to add some flair to your bouquet. This style of display looks great placed on or around a bookcase or area where you go to read.
Use a clear hair elastic to tie your stems together so that your arrangement stays together within the tea cup or glass. This will also make it easier when you need to change the water as your bouquet arrangement will stay together and not need to be “put back together” every time you move the glass.
Contact Flower Flower
If you are looking for fresh flowers to create your own floral arrangement, the team at Flower Flow can help. Our team will be able to help you pick out the best colours and flowers to bring your vision to life. Contact us today to learn more.