Flower arranging is not meant to be intimidating and complicated, but rewarding and therapeutic. With a little guidance on how to arrange flowers at home from our expert florists at Lavender Green Flowers, your fingers will be green in no time and your house full of beautiful blooms.
With summer season now on the horizon, it’s time to start thinking about filling those empty vases with beautiful flowers and freshening up your interiors. You don’t have to be a whizz with the secateurs to master the art of flower arranging, but with a few of our top floristry tips we can help you get your bouquets looking their best at home.
Our recently launched flower delivery service, Lavender Green Flowers AT HOME, gives you the opportunity to bring out your inner creativity and arrange our beautiful flowers yourself. With a choice of one, two, three or four boxes full of flowers, there will be enough fresh blooms and foliage to decorate more than just one room in your house.
Cutting the flowers
First things first, pick up your sharpest scissors and cut flowers and foliage cleanly on an angle, slicing woody stems vertically in addition to the angled cut. This not only achieves a better finish but ensures that the flowers live as long as possible and absorb the maximum amount of nutrients from the water. Immerse the flowers and foliage in clean, cold water and leave to drink for a good hour, this brings them back to life after being in transit.
Choose your vase
Lavender Green Flowers AT HOME is designed to fill more than just one vase, so have a think about where you want to place them around the house and the type of vases you want to use. If you want to create a bold flower arrangement for the hallway or dining room table, you might want to opt for a tall vase to add drama. Smaller vases work perfectly on side tables, and lots of little ones scattered along the windowsill look very pretty.
A tip from our Creative Director Sue:
“Select unusual and interesting containers in which to display your flowers. These do not have to be standard vases but can be anything from old buckets to mustard pots, jam jars to milk churns – the more unusual and unexpected the better.”
Ensure that each container is really clean, as nothing kills flowers quicker than bacteria. Don’t forget to change the water every other day, as this will extend the life of your arrangement.
Arranging your flowers
Now for the fun part! Flower arranging always takes a little practice so don’t be afraid to experiment. The beauty of Lavender Green Flowers AT HOME is that you have the chance to create a number of different arrangements.
- Don’t overthink it: look outside to get inspiration from the garden or park. Do you prefer loose and wild, or neat and compact? Work out if you want to make a statement with your flower arrangement or create something more delicate.
- Choose your foliage first and then intersperse the flowers, starting with the biggest stems. You can scatter the flowers throughout the arrangement or group them in threes or fives – odd numbers always look better.
A tip from Sue:
“Start each design by constructing the shape (be it formal, informal or asymmetric), with foliage. You might want to make the whole design by using just foliage but, once the shape has been designed, the addition of a few brilliantly positioned flowers, will bring the whole design to life.”
- Every time you place a flower, stand back and see what effect you have created. Remember, less is always more so don’t overfill your vase.
Ultimately, create a design that you are happy with and that suits your home. Go for a timeless style and look to nature for inspiration and you won’t go too far wrong!
To sign up to Lavender Green Flowers AT HOME visit our online store, call the shop on 020 7127 5303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lavender Green Flowers is renowned as one of London’s finest florists, with over 28 years’ experience producing flowers for the country’s top galleries, museums and historic houses. From weddings and receptions to private parties and corporate events, thoughtfully crafted arrangements and installations take inspiration from the latest trends in floristry, fashion and art.