Our Floral Arrangement Tips


If you ask us, it's always a good time to bring nature into your home. Whether you're looking to give your home a quick seasonal update or you're celebrating a special person in your life, you'll need flowers. And given all the entertainment opportunities that this season calls for, it’s a good idea to brush up on your bouquet-building technique. Lucky for you, we’ve got a few tricks up our sleeves, and we’re in a sharing mood.

Embrace the Season
Every season has a distinct color palette. Fall, for instance, is all about the rich russets, earthy, muted hues and crispy air. Summer, however, is represented by bright primary shades. Lean into the inspiration nature serves and play with those themes as you build your arrangement. Observe the landscape around you and translate what you see into a beautiful bouquet.

Pro Tip: Mix dried florals, leaves, feathers, branches and berry stems to get the moody feel of fall.

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Timeless Details

Keep Things Simple

You can build a rich installment with simple methods. For last fall’s bouquet, we used a single hortensia and added branches, berry stems and leaves to add height. We also played with different heights to create a dramatic and eye-catching negative space. The green and russet grouping bring fall foliage to your dining room. You can also skip the hortensia for a more rustic arrangement.

For a seasonless floral arrangement, you can just steal a green branch you like from nature and display it in a simple, glass vase/water bottle.

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Fridge to Table

Did you forget to get the flowers? Or do you want to perk up your dining table? Go to your fridge, or backyard, to gather and arrange a rustic centerpiece of leaves, branches, gourds, pomegranate and other seasonal vegetation. It’s easy, cheap and quick. Add candlesticks or pillar candles for elegance.

The Magic Numbers of Floral Arrangement

If you’ve followed us for a while, you’ll notice that our centerpieces are never constricting. We don’t like to sacrifice great conversations for a huge centerpiece. When using a tall vase, the height of the entire arrangement should be two and a half times of the vase. For short vases that number is one and a half of the vase’s height and twice the width. This gives a more appealing centerpiece that the guests can see over and have a wonderful conversation.

A Collection of Vases

If you can't decide on a vase, go for all of the vases. Just make sure to eer on the minimalistic side. Choose simple vases with single flowers.

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Face Your Flowers

There’s no need to create a 360-floral display. If you’re on a budget, focus on one side of the arrangement.

Floral Order

When building your bouquet, use your larger blooms lower and earlier and the tighter (smaller buds) on top and last. This will give your arrangement a longer life and natural movement.

Pro Tip: If you’re particular about placement or want to create a fuller look with fewer flowers, make a grid across the top of your vase using florist tape before arranging your florals.