There are signs everywhere that the festive season is approaching full bloom – window displays in stores, mittens being dug out of storage boxes and of course, signs of snow. Everything is telling us to start checking strands of holiday lights for duds and to take stock of last year’s decorations. You can’t help but want to add something extra to your standard décor. A good, versatile place to start is with a floral arrangement.
Making your own is a great way to add something fresh and personalized to your decorating repertoire. This year we are eager to share a little bit of advice in the hopes that we can help you create your own beautiful arrangement, instead of just buying one.
Floral trends to keep on eye out for the coming holidays this year include:
- Arrangements with Magnolia branches instead of traditional pine elements with two toned brown and green leaves add a hint of warmth, while showcasing elements of the winter landscape. Fluffy white roses bring out the suggestion of snow.
- “Forget using satin red ribbon this season, try using natural elements like burlap or twine for holiday bows.” – Rachel & Dianne of McEwan Floral
- Wild rosehips are remnants of autumn and we love them on their own or speckled in a lush floral arrangement.
- Vintage brass vessels adds that luminosity and warmth that is reflective of the holidays. Bring your old vases and vessels in to be filled for holiday cheer!
- Hemlock branches are also very popular this year
Arrangement Tips – Think of arranging flowers like you think of cooking…
- Overpowering ingredients together in a recipe can cause a clash; use flavours and flowers that will enhance and flow with one another.
- Pick a base, your green foliage. Pick a focal flower, the main flavor in your creation. Finally, pick supporting flowers that will compliment your focal flower & keep it simple.
Here our favorites for the holidays that we are most anxious to share:
Amaryllis tones range from the deepest red to peachy pink. The velvety sheen of their petals can add a luxurious feel to arrangements.
The fragrance of Juniper is pungent, herbaceous, peppery, and pine-like. We love it in arrangements or in festive garlands.
Cedar is a traditional holiday pine. The foliage is a bright green and adds the smell and feel of the wintery weather.
We finish here with large sprinkles of inspiration. If you are in doubt, stop by McEwan Floral and we will gladly help come up with some suggestions.