Styles of Flower Arrangements

Flower arrangement and flower designing is an art that have its root long back in history and in countries like China and Japan this art is being adopted as religious practice too. Flower arrangement is no more an art that is limited to occasions, this art have traveled into daily lives in homes and offices. It is widely accepted that the ambience and effect that flowers create over human feelings and freshness is key to a better performance through out the whole day. The brightness and addition of colors to work place and home brings out a fresher feeling hence making one more active for the whole day long.

As the art of flower arrangements developed there were different styles of flower making that were invented in order to make them more exquisite and breath taking. The natural beauty and the artistic abilities of humans were combined in different forms to bring up the wonders. The broadly divided three known styles of floral arrangements are:

Oriental Flower Arrangements:
Oriental flower arrangements are actually those under which the Chinese and Japanese form of flower arrangements fall. The very famous form of Japanese floral arrangements Ikebana is also a type of oriental flower arrangement. InOriental Flower Arrangements 150x150 Styles of Flower Arrangementsthis flower type of flower arrangement the main emphasis is over Lines. These actually focus over the appearance of arrangement. The negative spaces, floral forms and textures all are paid a great attention when it comes to the linear style of oriental flower arrangements.

The Ikebana style is a little different as it emphasize on the lines of leaves and twigs instead of flowers. The container in which the floral arrangement is prepared is another important part of Ikebana type of flower arrangements.

Modern Flower Arrangements:Modern Flower Arrangements 150x150 Styles of Flower Arrangements
The modern flower arrangement is more of a free style of flower arrangement. In this type of flower arrangement there are no particular lines over which the florist design the arrangement in fact it is on the wish of florist as to how he wants to arrange the flowers. No traditional style of flowers arrangement is adopted for modern flower arrangements. There are different accessories used in modern flower arrangements and considerable emphasis is over the containers like in oriental form of flower arrangements.

Use of geometric motifs and geometric themes is often adopted by the florists making the people realize the philosophies and intervention of geometry into our daily lives.

Traditional Flower Arrangements:Traditional Flower Arrangements 150x150 Styles of Flower Arrangements
Traditional floral arrangements are actually the Western flower arrangements or you can say that it is another name for it. This is the common style seen all around the world with all the florists. The traditional floral arrangements contain numerous bright cut flowers. This type of flower arrangement does not cater to many accessories in fact usually contain no accessories at all. The only accessory that you may find in these flower arrangements is vases.

The above defines all flower arrangement types are widely practiced all around the world with high class experts working in each category and creating such wonders that can mesmerize any one for hours.

Principles of Flower Arrangements

Flower arrangements 300x218 Principles of Flower Arrangementsflower arrangement01 284x300 Principles of Flower ArrangementsThe flower arrangement is an art type that is being practiced through out the whole world and is loved by almost every person on the earth because nothing means more than having flowers around you. There are different styles and methodologies or philosophies adopted by florists in different parts of world that result in very different types of floral arrangements presented to sooth the aesthetic sense of all flower lovers. Flowers are the mean to deliver messages for so many people every day in this universe. So beautiful arrangements mean a lot for them especially when it’s about delivering multiple messages that is not possible by any other way than a beautiful amalgamation of different flowers.

There are certain principles that florists consider and undertake when preparing a flower arrangement. These principles are numerous; yet at least six are considered at every cost.

•    The first principle or thing considered by the florist is making an imaginary flower arrangement according to occasion, place and things available; this is called the design. This is the first step when florist prepares a floral arrangement in his mind as to how he would be carrying out with all the material available according to all conditions to be considered.

•    Next principle for any floral arrangement is that it should be balanced. The florist need to consider completely that all the accessories are used in a balance as this is going to make a flower arrangement look stable and white flower arrangements 248x300 Principles of Flower Arrangementsbeautiful. In balance of flower arrangements two things are considered that are colors and form of floral arrangement. The two types are symmetrical and asymmetrical balances. Symmetrical is when there is balance of accessories used on both sides while asymmetrical is one when there is no balance but it seems to be balanced due to use of flowers in a way that makes the arrangement appear balanced. This is done as dark colors appear to provide with more weighting.

•     The third principle is about scale that is the material to be used should be in collaboration with the container in which the flowers are to be arranged. Over crowded with lots of material or lack of flowers and material both won’t look fine. The other thing to consider in Scale is that the materials used should also be according to the size of container something too big in a small container or small thing in large container would make arrangement appear bad.

•    The next to come up is Rhythm. Now Rhythm is something that makes the viewer to catch the main line instantly with the first glance on the arrangement so the whole composition is understood well.

•    Focal point is the next point of consideration in creating floral arrangements. This is the centre of the flower arrangement from where it feels like that all flowers are blooming out. Large and dark flowers are used in this part.

•    Harmony and Unity is the last principle that emphasizes over appropriate use of flowers in proper size and colors in a way that flowers with each other and with container create a beautiful and catchy contrast.

By considering the above mentioned principles florists are able to create those arrangements that make us fall in love with them immediately.