With the holidays coming up, it’s always a nice idea to have floral arrangements positioned around events and celebrations as a way to spruce up festive feelings. Whether you purchase your arrangements from a florist or are privy to making some of your own at home, we have several tips to keep in mind that can inspire some breathtaking fall floral arrangement ideas.
Texture and color are important when creating a unique centerpiece. Choose arrangements that feature a lush mixture of both rich colors and interesting blooms. Think along the lines of Mokara and Cymbidium orchids, Football mums, hydrangea, and bi-colored roses. To create an element of surprise, use a variety of flowers and colors that you wouldn’t normally pair together. Take a few exotic leaves to add in and cut some branches from your garden as accents for a rustic seasonal touch.
Although holiday colors generally consist of traditional reds, oranges, yellows, and browns, a selection of green plants in unique containers can still look festive. Rather than a traditional arrangement, consider mixing in candles or placing lanterns on the table to create a warm glow and help pull everything together.
Many holiday floral arrangements are shared at the dinner table. When making your table arrangements, you always want to keep that in mind by displaying your centerpieces so that family can still see one another across the table. Remember to utilize a mixture of bright, earthy, and colorful flowers for an organic, warm conversation.
The only rule is that there aren’t any rules: have fun with your table! Use light and dark tones in distinctive, bold basins. Go for seasonal items like oak, thistle, mums, and Nigella, mixed in with some exotic, non-traditional flowers like orchids, garden roses, Bird of Paradise, Arum Lily, and anemones. You want your arrangement to feel lush and seasonal, but with an edge. You can even add colored taper candles for an even more dramatic effect.
Add elements of surprise that also represent a bountiful harvest such as fruit. Combine pairs of lush garden roses with autumn harvest favorites like forsythia branches, dates, apple blossoms, and persimmons. Keep the palette fairly simple to allow the textures to really dazzle.
Don’t be afraid to be dramatic! In addition to the usual dahlia, snapdragon, verbena, sage, celosia, and eucalyptus that are staples during the fall season, you can integrate earthy dark tones from local growers like branches, cattails, flowering kale, and depending on your region, even edible black or red chili peppers. The season is all about bounty and gratitude, so try something dramatic, romantic, and natural, to evoke those feelings on the table.