Are you looking for a flower arrangement?
Whether it’s for a special occasion or not, flower arrangements can brighten any home. But it can be tricky to pick the right bouquet to suit the occasion and the decor.
Don’t worry, we’re here to help! Read on for these flower arrangement ideas on howto pick the perfect bouquet.
What the Person Likes or Dislikes
If you know the person well or have sent them a bouquet before, then you may know their likes and dislikes. If not, try to find out (but be subtle of course, if it’s a surprise).
Try to work these likes into the arrangement, and avoid any dislikes. In fact, you can use these likes as a good starting point to build around. It could be favorite colors or favorite types of flowers.
For example, for Valentine’s Day, some people don’t like red roses as they think they’re cliche. So, sending a bouquet of flowers they do like would go down better than sticking with that old classic.
Keep It Seasonal
Much like fruit and veg, flowers come and go with the season. So, to ensure that you get the most luscious, healthy, long-lasting blooms, you want to stay seasonal.
It’s possible to import flowers from all over the world, but they often don’t last as long as homegrown. Plus, you have to factor in extra costs as they’re more expensive to buy.
So check if any of the favorites are in season. If not, it might be best to go with favorite colors for a starting palette.
Then, you can look at what flowers are in season and pick out some that you like from those. Your florist will be more than happy to help walk you through.
Choose by Size
The proportion and balance of your bouquet are important. You want each part to have the same visual weight. So that they can all tie in together and create a balanced, united visual statement.
So, when choosing flowers, make sure you consider the size and scale of each one. And how each will come together in the whole arrangement. For the best visual appeal, having a variety of sizes and heights works best.
It’s also important to get the right vase for the bouquet. It should provide adequate support, without squashing them together, or altering the height. But it shouldn’t overwhelm them and draw the eye away from the bouquet.
Don’t Forget Fragrance
For a real stand out arrangement, include a few fragrant flowers. But be mindful of the setting. For example, if it’s for someone in hospital, you want to keep the allergens low. In case you irritate other patients.
Also, be aware of any flowers that may be toxic to animals if the recipient is a pet owner. But if not, then you can go to town and pick out some wonderful scents.
Tuberoses and lily of the valley are beautiful choices for appearance and scent. Plumeria too. Before you settle on an arrangement, it’s best if you can pick it in person.
This way you can see how the flowers look and smell their scent before you commit. And you can arrange a flower delivery in person to make sure all the details are correct. Or online, once you know what you like and how you want it done.
Flower Arrangement Ideas Made Easy
So, there you have it! Now you know these flower arrangement ideas, you’ll be sure to pick the perfect bouquet for your needs.
Always go with what you or the recipient likes, and avoid any strong dislikes. Going seasonal will reduce costs, but also provide the healthiest, longest-lasting displays. And don’t forget, flower arrangements are multi-sensory. Don’t neglect how they smell.
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