ChateauSophie: Sophia Stone's Decorating Tips for Fall Floral Decor
I recently made a Fun & Easy DIY Floral Arrangement to decorate myown dining room table for Fall .As an interior designer, I've decorated hundreds of baskets, bowls, vases, and urns with both artificial and fresh flowers.Thisparticular decorating projectwas soeasy that I didn't think much of it at the time. I knew exactly what I needed and headed straight to Michaels , my localcraft store, to buy some supplies. Then friends and family began to comment on how much they loved it! After that, I decided I had to blog about it to share how simple this" Do It Yourself " artificialfloral arrangement really was. It's definitely somethingyou can do yourself to add a "designer's touch"in yourown home!
Floral Decor for Fall 2012
I've definitely added some traditional Autumn leaves to decorate my homefor Fall , but I wanted to use something a little different for my dining room table. I happen to love roses and hydrangeas and knew they worked beautifully together. So, these we're exactly the type of flowers I wanted to use.
For my roses , I wanted multiple shades of rich and warm Autumn colors to bring about the feeling ofthe season.I instantly began to think of the warm yet vibrant hues of umber , sienna , amber , and peach . So I chose a deep hue that combined the colors of red, orange, and yellow for one rose and a softer peach tone for the other. By combining two roses with multiple shades of the same color family, I knew that it wouldcreate an interestinglayeredlook without being too dark.
Roses used in Fall Floral Decor
I love using vibrant colors and surrounding them with softer shades of ivory and antique white . So with my selection of roses in hand, I began to look for hydrangeas , I knew they had to be in this color family. Luckily, I found some beautiful hydrangea clusters that we're multi-colored with soft shades of white , ivory , and gold . Again, being that they had multiple shades of the same color, I knew they would add elegance, depth and most importantlylook more real!
Hydrangeas used in Fall 2012 Floral Decor
The stems on all the flowers seemed to be a mile long andI knew the inside of my urns we're not that deep. So, I quickly looked for some heavy dutyfloral clippers. I found a fabulous pink pair and I was off to decorate!
my pink floral clippers!
Some of you might be thinking right about now, "that's all she bought! What about the floral foam, tape, and wires?" Well, I wanted this floral arrangement to look effortless. I have a tendency to move things around a lot so I didn't want anything that felt stiff or permanent. Besides, for the Holidays , I want to change the floral arrangement again!
Here's my" Insider's " Decorating Tip !
You're Urn , Bowl , Vase , or Basket should have a lip!
(A lip? Decorator's refer to this as a gently curved top. We need this to gently hang our flowers off the sides.)
Fall Floral Decor & Decorating Tips!
Here wasthe Fun & Easy part! I just began to alternate between roses and hydrangeas all around the lip of my urn. I kept the hydrangeas tight and close to the lip. Gently, I bent the stems of the roses and had them softlycascading downfor an elegant look.
I alternated between roses and hydrangeas
That's it! Wasn't that easy?
Posted in Design Post Date 12/25/2015