3 ways to enhance your DIY fall flower arrangements
Thinking of flower arrangements this season, colorful flowers might not automatically spring to your mind, but there are many fall suitable arrangements that can give your home the same kind of gorgeous makeover. Well-placed flowers can provide an instant solution to a dull space when you start to get creative. And whether it’s vibrant berry branches or petals in striking fall colors like orange, auburn, brown, yellow and deep reds, there are so many ideas worth considering.
Cheryl Cox, Chief Florist at Maison Des Fleurs, the Dubai-based luxury flower shop known for their exquisite bespoke flower arrangements, shares some tips on how to transform your home with fall flora for every festivity this season. .
Make the arrangement last
To help keep the flowers hydrated, use sharp scissors or a utility knife to cut off the one-inch stems and place them in the water to maximize absorption. Fresh flowers last a long time when water and containers are washed and refilled daily or at least every two or three days. For an optimal lifespan, when changing the water, cut the flower stems if possible. Avoid using sugar in water when arranging flowers, although it is generally believed to provide nutrients, it also encourages bacterial growth.
Location, location, location
Think about where you want to place your arrangement to determine the height and width, as well as the size of the vase needed. Your blooming flowers will last longer in a room with cooler temperatures. As the glow of fall fills the air, avoid exposing them to direct sunlight or near heat-generating devices, as your flowers can dehydrate quickly. Additionally, you shouldn’t display your bouquet near the fruit, as ripe fruit releases tiny amounts of ethylene gas, which can reduce the longevity of your fresh arrangement.
Choose the best of the season
Let your creativity run wild this season by adding different textures and accessories to your arrangements. Use foliage and branches to define the shape of your arrangement, then fill it with ornaments such as mini pumpkins, flowers, seeds and sturdy fruits. To really accentuate a fall decor, try bright colors, unique vases, and non-traditional flowers.
Some key vibrant flower breeds to work with this fall:
Dahlias, Blackberry Scabiosa, Brown Lisianthus, Quicksand Roses, Sanguisorba, Rose Hips, Viburnum Berries, Physalis Leaves, Cotinus and Corylus