Centerpiece Floral Arrangements

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Are you looking for information on Centerpiece Flower Arrangements? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Our aim is to help you identify the best on the web for your event or decor. Then you can either buy, or we’ll help you find the right materials to make your own. We have articles on flower centerpieces for weddings, for Christmas, for thanksgiving, for Easter, for any occasion when you want to decorate your home or your office. Centerpieces are also invaluable ‘window dressing’ when selling your home or staging it for sale.

We’ll have a number of articles about centerpiece flower arrangements for weddings, and of course we’ll look at the best available in both fresh and artificial flowers.

But – where to start? Let’s look at the fundamentals.

What are Centerpiece Flower Arrangements?

The essence of a centerpiece is that it should draw the eye and be the center of attention, but more than that, a centerpiece flower arrangement is designed to be seen from all sides. Most flower arrangements are designed to be seen from one side only – the front! Centerpieces must hide their construction so that they look beautiful from every angle, and that can be difficult to achieve.

A traditional tablecenter flower arrangement, for a european style dinner party, is long and low, though it may have taller components embedded in it. The idea is that the arrangement should complement the table setting and add to the atmosphere without impeding conversation.  The simplest form of centerpiece is a single beautiful flower in a vase. Small flowers can be lost in the center of a large table, but large blooms, like a hydrangea for example, can carry this off very well. Just put some water in a large glass cylinder, or even a deep saucer, snip the bloom close to the top and lay in the saucer. The perfect accent for a summer Sunday lunch.

For a slightly more sophisticated centerpiece flower arrangement, use a simple class bowl and float flower heads and floating candles. Daisies do this very well, but you can use almost anything, even roses, if you take care.

Centerpiece flower arrangements for special occasions, like Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving usually incorporate some element of the season. Christmas centerpieces are usually designed in rich colors, like deep reds and gold, though white is also popular. They often incorporate pine cones and glitter as well as fresh or silk flowers, candles are popular as are christmas ornaments and lights – in fact if you cant get hold of the right sort of flower, and it can be difficult to find seasonal colors if you leave it to late, you can make a pretty centerpiece from a round glass bowl filled with Christmas baubles.

For Easter, the usual flower is the Easter lily, however there can be problems with these. First, in their fresh form Easter lilies drop pollen which can stains you table cloth and your clothes, and these stains are NOT easy to get out. Avoid the lilies, clip out the pollen or use silk flowers to get round this problem. The other point is that the flowers can be a little large. Don’t use too many and plan for an evening event, when the scent from the flowers will be wonderful.

Centerpiece flower arrangements for Thanksgiving can be made in all the glorious colors of the autumn – add fruit and lots of foliage, deep reds, rust and golden yellow with dark olive greens and browns. For a table center, remember to choose something low to arrange your flowers in, but you don’t have to stick to saucers.  Ceramic pumpkins can be a great container not just for Thanksgiving, but for Halloween also.

Centerpiece flower arrangements follow all the normal rules of floral design, just more so because they have to be seen from every angle, though you will be able to stray from the usual rule of having the arrangement total height three times the height of the vase. Use florists foam and add greenery or twigs to ‘block out’ the skeleton of your arrangement, defining the height and width, then add flowers, always in odd numbers. You will need five focal flowers, one for the right, one the left, one the front, one the back, and one facing straight up. Then simply fill in the rest of the design, and if you can’t get flowers in all the colors you want, add loops of wired ribbon as a contrast.

Take careful note of your table and how much room is available. You may find it better to have more than one centerpiece on a long thin table; round tables, on the other hand cry out for just one.

In the next few weeks, we plan a lot more articles about floral centerpieces of all kinds, including those for weddings, so please bookmark the site and checkout the menu on the right.

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