Floral compositions

Floral compositions

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The basic steps for a perfect flower arrangement

The floral compositions are ideal to give a room a nice and refined look, also adding a pleasant natural scented note. They can be made in vases, wicker baskets, bouquets and centerpieces, but numerous other solutions are also possible, depending on one's taste and imagination. Depending on the needs, fresh or fake flowers can be used. The second case is ideal if you do not have much time to devote to the care of the home but at the same time you do not want to give up making it as welcoming as possible. If the composition is of fresh flowers, it must be borne in mind that they must be replaced every ten or fifteen days according to their variety. The choice of color is extremely important; if you are not particularly experienced, you can use the help of the color wheel, which is a device that indicates when the colors are contrasting with each other. If, for example, the room in which you want to arrange the composition has the color prevailing blue, you will have to choose a shade that is on both sides of blue on the color wheel as the prevailing color for the floral composition. Containers also have their importance: they can be found in ceramic, wicker, porcelain, clay or innovative materials. For the bathroom, a special idea could be to arrange the flowers in a large shell. It is however essential to remember that fresh flowers need watertight containers so that they do not get moldy before time in contact with water and lose their original beauty before time.

How to perform a floral arrangement with fresh flowers

First of all, you need to measure exactly the bottom of the container you have chosen and then cut a section of rubber or floral foam into measure; Once this is done, it will be glued together with the attacker in position until it is perfectly fixed. If fresh flowers are used, the floral foam must first be placed in a basin with water and left to soak for an hour, so that it softens. In order not to rot the flowers, it is important to cut the leaves positioned lower down on the stem and the possible thorns, proceeding with a diagonal cut. The tallest and greenest flowers must be placed first in the sponge and in its center, or in the back, so as to stand out better. Then the other elements will be positioned, being careful not to form areas of a single color. The flowers and leaves will then be added for a further chromatic game. If desired, the composition will be completed with berries, pine cones and scented candles, but tapered and rather long, so as not to make the flowers go up in flames. The final touch will be colored ribbons that will go according to taste and time of year: red for Valentine's Day, gold for Christmas and in pastel colors to celebrate the arrival of spring.

Floral compositions with added fruit

After making the base of sponge or floral foam in the manner previously explained, we will arrange to find quite unripe fruit, bamboo sticks and brightly colored carnations. After having cut the pineapple into slices, a bamboo stick is placed in each center of the slices, leaving the upper end in which a cherry is inserted and a strawberry on top. All the elements you need will be set up with the same method. Subsequently, the various sticks are glued to the floral foam, taking care to arrange them so that they are uniform and harmonious. Once this phase is finished, we will check the composition to see that there are no empty spaces. At this point the carnations will be inserted into the foam, especially in the free areas.

Flower arrangements: How to make a country style floral arrangement

A colorful country-style composition is ideal for embellishing a home environment furnished in a traditional and casual way. The preferred container will be of rustic material such as wicker, straw or clay, but also old clay or ceramic pots, decorated wooden cans and tin watering cans, better if vintage. The flowers to use are preferably those of the field such as daisies, dahlias, tulips, peonies, hydrangeas and roses, to be collected in various sizes and quantities. Before starting the composition. It is good to keep them fresh in a bowl of water. In addition to these, you will also need herbs and other additional items to choose from depending on the season, such as berries, ears of corn and corn. Start by preparing the container with a little warm water and adding a specific floral preservative, after which the foam is placed on the bottom with the glue. The green leaves should be placed first, leaving them to appear from the edge of the container. We will then select two or three large floral elements to create the vanishing point and insert them, alternating the length of the stems. We will proceed to insert all the other flowers around the focal point, concluding with the small ones the external part. The empty spaces will be filled with the additional decorations chosen, for example with an odd number of ears of corn and strands of grass around the edges. The final recommendation is to change the water in the container at least every two days, to preserve its floral composition longer.