The right centrepiece can do wonders for a space; it can act as a colourful accent in a monochromatic living room or create uplifting ambiance at a dining room table. As the season starts to change, it’s all about drawing from autumn’s rich colours and winter’s cooling tones. Here are a few expert tips from Bruno Duarte, director of Fresh Floral Creations, on how to create a beautiful centrepeice this season.
1. Decide on a few colours to create your look and consider including a bright pop of colour — it goes a long way. Popular colours to try are amber, gold, burnt orange, rust, mustard yellow, sage green, chocolate brown, copper and burgundy.
2. Next, pick your flowers. Use varieties that bloom in the fall such as chrysanthemums and dahlias. Combine autumn colours with warm purples such as burgundy dahlia flowers, which make a lovely addition to a bouquet. Other flowers that are in season are orchids, roses, hydrangeas, irises and gloriosas.
3. Mix in different textures like branches, berries and leaves to extend the length and elegance of your arrangement. Try using cecropia leaves, crab apple branches, rose hips, viburnum berries, and PG hydrangeas. Tip: Rose hips mixed with eucalyptus fruit and leaves are best to use if you’re making a simple centrepiece.
Finally, have fun with your floral arrangements! Experiment with colours and textures to create the best centrepiece to suit your décor.