Flower baskets are one of the most popular types of floral arrangements and are used for a wide variety of occasions, from weddings and graduations to home decorating. With a vast array of types and sizes of baskets available from wholesalers, the design possibilities are nearly endless. As such, the choices can often seem overwhelming and many people do not know where to begin when designing a basket arrangement. In order to help facilitate the design process, here are five main qualities to consider when designing a flower basket:
1. The Basket: At the beginning of the floral basket design process, it makes sense to build the design around the basket. There are a wide variety of baskets available from wholesalers that come in a vast array of colors, styles, and sizes. After choosing a basket, you can begin to consider how various colors and designs would work with your basket and build a design from there.
2. Color Scheme: While flowers on their own are each individually beautiful in their own, the fact is they cannot be haphazardly thrown together. Careful consideration should be given to designing a color scheme before moving forward with assembling the arrangement in order to ensure that rest of the design flows out from the design with a purpose.
3. Pattern and Geometry: Human beings, by design, are attracted to geometric patterns. With that in mind, constructing an arrangement with a pattern and purpose in mind will help add to the basket’s visual appeal. Remember, floral arrangements should have a design purpose to them. Whether it is arranging flowers in a set pattern or alternating colors, floral arrangements should be designed with a purpose and will be more attractive to the eye as a result.
4. Fragrance: Before assembling a floral basket, it is a good idea to consider combining flowers that go well together visually, but also blend together from an olfactory standpoint. Combining flowers that have strong scents with those with mild fragrances is a great way to create a pleasing aroma without overwhelming the senses.
5. Non Traditional Elements: Combining flowers with other non-floral elements such as grasses, twigs, bark, and leaves can create a visually striking arrangement that is sure to stand out from the crowd. When it comes to design, use your imagination and do not be afraid to add new and unusual elements to your arrangement, you might be pleasantly surprised by the result!
Designing floral baskets is a skill in high demand from the public and is one that any good florist has mastered. Thanks to their versatile nature, the design possibilities for these baskets are only limited by one’s imagination. While the sheer amount of design possibilities is overwhelming, the process can be simplified and streamlined by following the five design steps above and giving careful consideration to each.