Flower arranging may be an art form, but it’s one that is attainable by all of us. Sure, we may feel more comfortable leaving our wedding and other special occasions to the pros, but you should feel like everyday flower arranging is a skill you have in your wheelhouse.
If you aren’t quite comfortable with the notion of do-it-yourself flower arranging here are some tips to get you started. The key is to get in touch with your creative side, think about the effect you are looking to create and where you want to display your flowers. Arrangements for the mantle or table centerpiece will be very different from arrangements for the bathroom or a sunny windowsill. The most important thing to remember about flower arranging is to jump in and have fun. It’s not just about creating an end result, but also enjoying the process!
1. Use Wildflowers
The addition of Queen Anne’s Lace and Black-Eyed Susan flowers to this beautiful and simple arrangement of Hydrangea blossoms is genius. Sometimes the prettiest flowers grow right in our backyards!
2. Create an Ombre Effect
Pick a flower and choose a variety of shades of the same color family to create an ombre effect.
Keep it simple. Pick your favorite bloom and fill a container to the brim with it. Sometimes a simple statement can make the most impact.
4. Complementary Colors
Remember the color wheel? You know: primary, secondary, tertiary colors? Well complementary colors are those colors that are opposites on the color wheel, but that complement each other. Combinations like blue and yellow, red and green and purple and green can make striking arrangements like this pretty blue and orange example.
Use a variety of textures to create a visually stunning effect as in this gorgeously bold arrangement.
Image: David Blackwell
Use height to create drama as with this simple and stunning display that utilizes a tall slender vase to showcase tall beauties. The sleek and simple effect is the perfect showcase.
Try a variety of vessels from everyday mason jars and coffee cans to vintage art deco vases and exotically-shaped blown glass vases.
Related on Ecosalon
Flowers That Add Color to Your Garden and Spice to Your Menu
8 Garden Secrets for Making Outdoor Blooms Last Inside
Create Gorgeous Late Summer Centerpieces from What’s In Your Backyard—Wherever It Is!
Top Image: aussiegal