No matter the season, flowers are always a good idea, as they help brighten a space—and the day of anyone who sees them. Fall, in particular, is a really wonderful time to display flowers because the colors are so rich and beautiful. And while flowers are appropriate every day, they are especially pleasing when used as a centerpiece on a table for a party or gathering. A beautiful centerpiece becomes the focal point of a tablescape, and it adds to the ambience of the entire room. Christina Stembel of Farmgirl Flowers is here with three quick and easy tips for creating a beautiful centerpiece to “wow” your guests at your next fall gathering!
1. Start with a good foundation.
Start with a good foundation of greenery. Head out to the backyard and snip some branches, grasses and foliage and save all your cash for the blooms.
2. Buy two types of flowers.
Buy two types of flowers: thrillers and spillers. Grab a few varieties of flowers that have large heads like roses and dahlias (we call these thrillers, because they’ll steal the show). Spillers are typically small-headed flowers, but they’ll lead your eye through the arrangement. We used amaranth, wheat and papyrus pods to add visual interest to the arrangement.
3. Use the ‘swoop’ method.
To look like a pro, use our tried-and-true swoop method, designing higher on the left and lower on the right. This will avoid the dreaded roundy-moundy look our grandmothers loved so much.