A Small Breath of Freshness into Your Home…
Valentines Day usually means one thing, romantic floral arrangements coming into your home. However, what if you don’t have someone to buy you flowers or simply don’t trust their taste to suit your interiors. Perhaps you can’t wait until 14 February to create some magic with a floral arrangement.
Floral arranging can seem daunting but it shouldn’t be. This simple bouquet that I created the other weekend took no time at all. Quick, simple and easy to do. What more can you ask for?
Here are my top tips for creating a romantic floral arrangement.
Stick to a Small Number of Flowers.
It can be tempting to go all out, but whilst you’re still learning the ropes, try to stick to a small number of stems in your arrangement. For this one, I went with roses in two different colours, Freesias and a small bunch of greenery. This is more than enough to create variety and make the eye dance.
Cut & Group.
Before you start placing your stems into your vase, you’ve got to cut and group them. Fill your vase up with water and add the flower food. Then go through your bunches one stem at a time, cutting them at an angle. This allows them to sit better in the water and absorb more, ensuring your romantic floral arrangement lasts longer.
Open Your Flowers Up.
Where possible, I like to gently open my flowers, so that the arrangement looks fuller from the get-go. With roses, this is so easy to do, as you can see below. Simply run your finger from the outside in, going slowly and gently. And just like that, you’ll have a beautiful open rose to fill your arrangement.
Other methods can be gently shaking flowers to be a little fluffier. Go check out Google or more specialised blogs for other methods for different flowers.
Start with the Greenery & Build Your Way Up.
I always like to start and finish my arrangements with a little greenery. It’s a good base to create lower interest, whilst adding height to the top once completed. For me, I like to make the eye dance when you’re looking at the whole picture.
When it comes to the flowers. you want to start with your main stems. For this floral arrangement, that would be the roses. Once you’ve got these in place, now is the time to add in the backup singer. Your aim is to have a 360 view of the whole arrangement, for there to be no bad sides. Even when you’re getting a quick snap on Instagram.
The final thing is to make sure you’re looking after the flowers to ensure your arrangement stands the test of time. That means ensuring they are in a good position to get enough sunlight, misting them every couple of days and topping them up with fresh water. Doing all this will ensure your arrangement can be admired for a longer time.