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Striking Fall Floral Arrangement

Fall doesn’t mean the absence of color and florals from your home. If you ask us, it’s the best time to bring nature into your home and give it a quick seasonal update. And given all the entertainment opportunities that fall 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

Fall is all about the rich russets, muted hues and crispy air, so play with those themes as you build your arrangement. Mix dried florals, leaves, feathers, branches and berry stems to get the moody feel of fall.

Keep Things Simple

You can build a rich installment with simple methods. For this 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.

Fridge to Table

Do you have unexpected guests on the way? 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 typical fall elements. 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.

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.