The art of arrangement
Put your petal to the metal for the best & brightest bouquets to suit every occasion.
12 tips to create better bouquets
Anumber of essential design principles is at the heart of every beautiful bouquet. It pays to pay close attention to these core elements.
This is the main feature in the design. The idea is to let the supporting flowers and greenery draw your eye to it. Focal points can be highlighted in various ways, including where the flower is placed, as well as colour, texture, size or form contrasts.
Physical & visual balance
Physical balance means exactly that – the actual distribution of the floral materials in the container (weight). To keep a physical balance, you may need to add a counterweight (other flowers or greens) to the opposite side.
Visual balance refers to a pleasing design balance, such as symmetry (balanced equally on both sides, which is more traditional and formal) or asymmetry (materials on either side are unequal, which is a style that is generally regarded as more modern and informal).
Proportion & scale
Proportion and scale are about relationships, and the concepts vary only slightly from one another.
Proportion is about the size relationship between the materials you designed with (flowers, container, greenery and so on). Scale, on the other hand, is about how the completed arrangement relates in size to its surroundings (such as the table).
Harmony is about the colours and textures, and how well they are working together to create eye candy in the arrangement. This also extends to the container choice and how well the piece represents its surroundings.
Rhythm within an arrangement is created by careful placement of plant materials, textures, forms, lines and so on.
The idea is to create a flow for the eye to move around the entire arrangement, usually starting at the focal point, moving around the rest of the piece, and then coming back to rest on the focal point.
Autumn floral decoration using foraged berries and foliage, including crabapples, hawthorn, blackberries and sloes.