Have you ever been invited to an event, and thought to yourself, “Darn, this place looks amazing –especially the flowers–, the decoration guys must be the best event planners in town?” Well, your thoughts might have been true, but what if the host designed the bouquets, DIY?
When decorating with flowers, the trick revolves around getting creative with floral arrangements if at all you’re going to come up with something that aesthetically appeals and wows onlookers! But then again, you can’t just throw any flower you find into a vase and expect pleasant results. It all starts with understanding some principle elements.
With this being said, here are the basic elements you should know about for designing aesthetically appealing flower bouquets.
From peonies to tulips, cherry blossoms, roses, and orchids, different blooms have different meanings in different cultures of society. When bunched up and arranged specifically, they make a flower bouquet.
This is a common gift for special occasions like birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, graduation Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and even funeral ceremonies. Oh, and, of course, some arrangements are perfect for dinner dates too.
In fact, flowers have been highlighted as being among the best ideas for housewarming gifts on Bouqs in a recent article. To cut the long story short, flower bouquets have many uses, including serving as elements of décor at receptions, in homes, and even commercial premises.
To make aesthetically appealing flower bouquets, certain elements of the arrangement must be put into consideration. All of them play a crucial role in determining the mood, message, and overall effect besides the aesthetic appeal. These basic elements are:
Color is one of the first things that determines whether or not a person gets interested in something in your living room or any other part of your house from the first look. Flowers are usually colorful, making color an important aspect to consider when making a flower bouquet.
Now, different colors spark different emotions, making it crucial to pick just the right color combinations for your flower arrangement when making an aesthetic bouquet. When perfectly combined, flowers of different colors can create a specific theme too.
When it comes to the form in a floral design, we’re referring to the height, width, and depth, all of which can make or break your flower bouquet’s appearance if not gotten right. Also, the overall form of the bouquet will depend on how you combine flowers in the arrangement when placed in a 2-dimensional space. Expert designers combine different flower forms when arranging, from rounds to points, lines, and transitional variants.
The texture is the other crucial element that affects diversity and interest in any floral arrangement. It is what allows an onlooker to notice different types of flowers, their stems, and greenery – and perhaps marvel at the bouquet while at it.
Apart from the appearance, this element is also about the surface characteristics and the overall feel of different components in the flower arrangement.
Finally, how you space your flowers can have a tremendous impact on the last look of your bouquet. If you space your flowers well in a bouquet, the viewer has time to see each individual flower in the arrangement. This creates a better chance of sparking interest and admiration.
There are various types and styles of flower arrangements depending on their uses and preferred effects. Some common types include:
Usually placed in vases, these flower arrangements are common in many people’s homes, specifically at the heart of the dining room table. They are also popularly used at cocktail parties, wall decorations, and commercial events where companies showcase their products.
These “miniature arrangements” are often used as decorations that complement centerpieces and bar arrangements so the same style, mood, and color scheme are maintained.
They are great when placed over fashionable furniture or in spaces that need filling up to add some vibrancy and make the room livelier. Despite having fewer stems, bud vases can be ideal for adding completeness to event decorations.
These resemble classic centerpieces, only that they have more height. They are often used to draw attention to other areas in a space or event location other than the main spots, like the dining area.
Finally, different events and occasions may have different flower arrangement styles. Some are considered ideal for a corporate business meeting, whereas others are perfect for social occasions.
Some common flower arrangement styles include compact, single-flower, monochromatic, and neutral, among others. Different styles also elicit different moods, including dark, corporate, romantic, rustic, feminine, and much more.
How would we live in a world without flowers? Dull, unproductive, oblivious, and boring lives – or perhaps no life at all? Well, as you think about that, be glad you now know the basics florists use to create stunning flower bouquets for every occasion!