Adding a special touch to your decor are the Centerpiece flower arrangements. Designing a centerpiece is an art in itself. A centerpiece arrangement has to be uncluttered, graceful and elegant. Moreover the selection of flowers also plays a key role in the centerpiece flower arrangements.
Enhancing the beauty of any festival, special occasion or simply adding a tinge of color to your interior décor, centerpiece flower arrangements have an elegance of their own. Let's see how we can make some fantastic flower arrangements as centerpieces.
Decide on the Seating Arrangement
For making a centerpiece flower arrangement the first thing to keep in mind is whether the people are going to be seated around the table or standing. If the guests are going to be seated across the table from each other then the flower arrangement should be long and low. The centerpiece flower arrangement can be loose, but it has to be long and low. One way to measure this is by putting one's elbow on the table, and then putting the hand underneath the chin. The height of the flower arrangement should be no taller than that.
If the centerpiece flower arrangement is for a buffet table then it can be as long and as stylish as one wants.
A Symmetrical Centerpiece Flower Arrangement
Centerpiece flower arrangements are best when they are arranged in a symmetrical way. This type of arranging works best when guests are seated at the sides of the table with the host and hostess at the ends.
The colors of the flowers play a very important role in this type of an arrangement. The flowers should match and harmonize with the table layout or be in contrast with the China, linens and glassware. The materials used for the centerpiece flower arrangement can be as simple or elaborate as one desires. The flower arrangements can be done in flower vases or even in flower baskets to get the desired effect.
Centerpiece Flower Arrangement Ideas
Here are some great ideas for your centerpiece flower arrangements.
- To give a stunning appeal, go for a single flower placed in an eye-catching location. Put the flower vase on a small stand and balance it with greenery. To complete the look adds a beautiful marble egg, a porcelain figure or any other showpiece you like.
For creating a dramatic centerpiece use oversized vases on the tables.
- If you are going for a festive look then a colorful collection of Wild Flowers and weeds such as Queen Anne's Lace, reeds is the perfect choice.
- Keep the centerpiece flower arrangements loose. This will help the flower arrangement to get volume. The branch stems can create the frame while the center can be filled with a variety of colorful flowers.
- Finally when going for a centerpiece flower arrangement for a dining area select flowers that don’t have a very strong fragrance. You don’t want your guests feeling nauseated with the smells of food and flowers.