Want to know how the florists make their displays look so damn fine, all the time? Here are 9 insider tips to help you put on a floral display that will floor any visitor!
Autumn may be upon us, but that does not mean we need to farewell all the signs of spring, summer and sunnier days from our lives! In fact, now is the time to master your floral arrangement game so that your interiors can be in full bloom long after the outdoors have given up!
Here are nine tips for arranging flowers like a florist at home!
Sometimes it’s the flowers that behave badly together that create the most beautiful and interesting bouquet.
If you prefer a little more symmetry, choose two pastels (ie lemon and violet) and team with a white bloom to create space. This is a glorious arrangement for the girly girl.
Forget flowers and haul in some autumnal leaves rich in auburn, burnt orange and red tones. This creates a truly striking effect amongst warmer-toned interiors.
When budget doesn’t allow, I simply step outside and cut off some of the olive branches outside our window. These may look like simple sticks on the tree, but in a cluster they engulf large, bare spaces and have a longer shelf life than your standard flower.
If you’re having a dinner party or celebration at home, go with a bigger bloom and less of it. Peony roses and hydrangeas are perfect here, as are natives like waratahs.
Not in your face, in your vase! These are the little non-statement-making plumes we often walk past at the florist, but they can really make the arrangement sing. Gumnuts, berries and ferns are an on-trend favourite, and you can play with both in one bouquet. Go on, break the rules!
Start your arrangement by ‘interlocking’ larger opposing stems in your vase to create a grid that will support your other botanicals.
If you want to keep your flowers simple and budget friendly, your best investment long-term is a fabulous vase. There are a million options out there to suit any interior. Buy a few on sale and store them for gifts too as they are always appreciated!
Criss-cross patterns across the mouth of the vase, pushing stems through the hole for hold.
For more tips, visit our foliage friends at Bloombox Co.
Our Top Ten Vase Picks
Gillie and Marc Dogman Vase, $379, available at Zanui.
Design Letters Small Vase, approx. $154, available at Coggles.
Cotton On Leisel Vase, $39.95, available at Cotton On.
Anthropologie Cubic Vase, approx. $277, available at Anthropologie.
LS Collections Block Vase, $34.95, available at Zanui.
Lyon Beton Concrete Pipeline Stem Vase, approx. $128, available at Coggles.
Areaware Sunflower Vase, from $119.95, available at Zanui.
Georg Jensen Ibis, $515, available at David Jones.
Anna Westerlund Keramisk Collection, from approx. $23, available at Anthropologie.
The Foundry Aluminium Small Faceted Vase, $69.95, available at David Jones.
Are you a floral display aficionado? We’d love to know your tips for displaying flowers at home!