There's just something about flowers that adds the final touch to wherever they are being introduced in a unique way. No matter the occasion. Whether it's to wave goodbye to a lost life, or two celebrate the joining together of two - they will always make you smile inside. That's why I always suggest some kind of floral arrangement in my Design Concepts for clients. Because they add a really nice natural pop of colour while not necessarily matching your colour palette.
Now, while I advise not matching your arrangement to your interiors, your interiors should be complemented by the addition of your florals! And they should also be "in keeping" with the style of the space, but that does not mean you can't have a bit of clash.
Florals add softness to a space, and they can really make them more interesting. Simply adding some daffodils to your dining table at this time of year can brighten up the place.
But for those of you who want to be able to recreate those amazing florals you see when you stay over at luxury hotels or that you see at weddings and events then today's post is for you. I'm going to highlight some top looks that are easy to recreate at home, when sticking to some basic principles.
Principle 1 - Match your vase to the style of arrangement. I think your vase is an extension of your creativity in this area, so choose one that will be able to hold the amount of flowers required to create your look. If in doubt go for transparent then you only need to worry about the shape and size.
Principle 2 - Choose flowers that are in season, especially if you're going for a fuller more traditional look. This means it will be reasonably inexpensive for you and for the environment.
Principle 3 - Cut your stems at an angle (around 45 degrees) and remove any leaves that will sit below the water, this will help to extend the life of your florals.
Principle 4 - Start placing your larger flowers into the water first, then the next biggest and so on, rotate the vase as you go, until you have finished adding all flowers. Then decorate with any additional greenery. This will make it easier for you to create a symmetrical look. Doing this will allow your floral arrangement to look nice and well thought out. Therefore creating that effortless chic that you feel when you walk into a place.
And now, without further ado, here are some of my favourite looks, that are easy enough to recreate:-
Wild & Wonderful
Photo Credit: Stylizmo Blog
Photo Credit: Derby Creek Trading
Romance Me Roman
Photo Credit: Metro.Mode
Photo Credit: Deavita
More than Modern
Photo Credit: Going Dutch
Photo Credit: Kate Nelle
Photo Credit: Ikea
I think I got a little carried away and for a second and thought I was actually a florist having to come up with the names for my variety of bouquets. But either way, hopefully that's enough info to get you inspired.
Why not have some fun and take this Learn the Flower Quiz to build your knowledge of flowers so that you'll know what you're shopping around for when the time comes. And don't forget to share your creations with me on Instagram @TheEburyCollectionInteriors.