When you see flower arrangements on tables in restaurants, at special events and even in offices and homes that you visit, you may think that they are just arranged that way because the florist thought it would look nice that way. You might not know this but there are actually certain patterns that florists follow when they make their flower arrangements. Here are eight of the most basic flower arrangements you will find florists using for different occasions:
- Horizontal arrangements - these kinds of arrangements are made with the use of shallow containers and use anchor tape as well as anchor foam to keep the design in place.
- Vertical arrangements - these are the ones that you often see in vases and jars in towering yet free flowing forms.
- Triangular arrangements - when you talk about triangular arrangements, you are basically getting flowers arranged with the use of a shallow vase or bowl with a tall center flower and other flowers arranged in a way that the final arrangement forms a triangle.
- Crescent arrangement - this arrangement takes the shape of a crescent moon with the upper and lower ends of the arrangement tapering and curving inwards to form the crescent shape.
- Oval arrangement - this kind of an arrangement has a thick central bunch of flowers and a slowly tapering top and a floral overhang that also tapers at the bottom.
- Minimal arrangement - this floral arrangement takes its cue from the Japanese art of Ikebana with very few flowers arranged in a style that is still very attractive despite the minimal number of flowers being used.
- Lazy S - this is one of the arrangements that often requires the use of flowers with curved stems to help you achieve the s shape that this comes in.
- Free Standing - a free standing arrangement is often one where the florist just lets his imagination run wild and arranges the flowers as he sees fit in a shallow container with the help of floral foam, floral tape and floral clay.