When it comes to creating your own floral arrangement there are a few things to keep in mind before diving in. Keep reading to learn 5 design tips!
1. Pick a Color Palette
Pick a color palette before you start picking the flowers you want to use. Whether you’re going for a monochromatic color scheme or something a bit more colorful, it’s important to use contrast. Choose flowers in various shades of the color or colors you pick to provide depth, interest and balance.
2. Determine Shape
Decide whether you want a symmetrical or asymmetrical bouquet. Symmetrical balance is when either side of the center part is equal. If you’re trying to achieve a symmetrical look, hold your arrangement in front of a mirror and then adjust by adding more or taking away flowers and greenery. You can even adjust the height of certain flowers in needed. This style is both traditional and formal.
Then there’s asymmetrical balance, which is the opposite of symmetrical; meaning the flowers are unequal on either side. You will see this more in hand-tied and bespoke arrangements. Asymmetrical arrangements are very on trend right now and are perfect for the DIY bride because they allow for more of a relaxed vibe.
3. Incorporate Focal Flowers
A focal flower is one of the most important parts of a bouquet. This type of flower is a large, showy bloom such as garden roses, protea, or any flower that commands attention. There are 130+ Types of Flowers for Wedding Bouquets that you can pick from to create your bouquet.
Depending on the flower, the cost can be more expensive than your greenery and filler flowers, but because they take up more space in your arrangement, a few stems will go a long way. They’re worth having in your arrangement and will provide that wow factor!
4. Use A Variety Texture
Enhance the appearance of your floral arrangement by playing with texture. In flower terms, texture is ruffled or smooth, shiny or matte, structured or soft.
Try pairing ruffled garden roses or ranunculus with smooth calla lilies or hypericum berries, or mix the shiny leaves of Italian Ruscus with the matte leaves of eucalyptus, you can even add structure using Craspedia billy balls or fiddlehead fern or add softness by incorporating astilbe or plumosa ferns. Mix a variety of textures for maximum interest.
5. Add Movement
An arrangement should have a visual flow, this allows the eye to travel from one end to the other. You can achieve movement in an arrangement by the placement of color, textures and shapes. You will want to disburse these colors and textures throughout your bouquet, rather than bunch them all together to create this movement.
There are 26 Filler Flowers and Types of Greenery that you can pick from to fill in the empty space and add volume.