Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Flowers and Design






Flowers are widely used in decorating interiors. When flowers are placed in containers without thought of design, they remain a bunch of flowers, beautiful in themselves but not making up an arrangement. Line, form, colour, and texture are the basic design elements that are selected, then composed into a harmonious unit based on the principles of design—balance, contrast, rhythm, scale, proportion, harmony, and dominance. A Flower arrangement is the combination of several elements to produce a visually pleasing display of flowers. Flower arrangements give an aesthetic appeal to the ambiance of any room and add beauty and grace.
A flower arrangement includes not only the flowers themselves but the container that holds them. If an accessory, such as a figurine, is included, that too becomes a part of the total design.
Balance is psychologically important. An arrangement that appears to be leaning, top-heavy, or lopsided creates tension in the viewer.
Many different kinds of plant materials are used in floral decorations, among them flowers, foliage, grasses, grains, branches, berries, seeds, nuts, cones, fruits, and vegetables. The materials may be living, dried, or artificial. There are basically eight types of flower arrangements-
1.     Circular or Oval shape- This has the tallest flower stem in the centre and the colour and size gradually decrease towards the edges. This is a formal arrangement.
2.     Triangular shape- In a triangular arrangement the height and width of the arrangement is fixed first with flowers and a focal point is established. They look good in corners.
3.     Crescent shape- This is in the shape of a moon and requires a lot of skill. Mostly flowers with flexible stems like gladiola and carnations are selected for this arrangement. These can be used on coffee table
4.     Horizontal shape- These are low arrangements. A shallow container is used with a single big flower as a focal point and drooping flower branches are added to each side. Since they are low and don’t interfere in conversation, they can be used on centre tables.
5.     Vertical arrangement- This means a tall arrangement. Tall stems of flowers and leaves are used such as tulips, roses and carnations. Shorter fillers are added to make the arrangement look balanced.
6.     The ‘S’ shape- This is a very graceful arrangement in which an ‘S’ is created with curved branches and filled with flowers at the centre.
7.     Minimal arrangement- In this arrangement, very few flowers are used and concentration is mainly on one focal flower.
8.     Ikebana- This is a very popular Japanese arrangement, where each arrangement has an imaginary triangle. The tallest line represents ‘heaven’, the lowest represents ‘Earth’ and in the middle is ‘Man’
Try using innovative containers like Champagne glasses, clay pots, tea cups and tea pots and always accessorize your arrangements with candles, shells, ribbons and glass beads for that dramatic effect. 

Sukhmani

Interior and Landscape Designer

1 comment:

  1. The ultra design planner very huge project. major views is indoor and outdoor glass design work Using Aluminium Scaffolding To Finish the job.

    ReplyDelete