Principles of Flower Arranging: Texture

At Anne’s Flowers and Gifts, a premier florist in Nashua, NH, we know what makes a good flower arrangement. We carefully construct the design of each flower arrangement via the artistic use of elements such as color, size, and texture.

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One of the main elements that creates an excellent flower arrangement is texture. Texture can be especially significant during certain times of the year when traditional flowers are out of season. With the careful selection of different grasses, reeds, ferns, moss, and even stones, a designer can make the difference between just another vase of flowers and a living work of art.

Further, different textures can be achieved through the use of different species of plants, color, natural filler, or even statuary. Below are some examples of flower arrangements that capture attention due to their complex nature around the texture they provide.

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This arrangement of sunflowers creates interest around the homogenous soft texture it provides.  Enhanced with soft pastel notes, simple and quiet with a pop of cheer is radiating from this arrangement.  Sometimes, simplicity is the key to a peaceful, harmonious space. Couple the repetitious texture with a cheerful color and you’ve got yourself a happy nook.





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Similarly, this subtly colored arrangement sends a soft warm feeling to the recipient.  However, with the incorporation of grasses and eucalyptus, the designer has created an overall texture which changes the arrangement’s tone.  This subtle arrangement is bold and chic, yet pleasant all at once.   





Here, the texture is varied, though a harmonious whole is created by the simple color choices. Brown grass filler with rough pinecones create a background for the round red and green flowers to pop. Further, the vase helps to unite the arrangement as a whole. The opaque color draws the eye upward while the little red and green decorations mimic the flowers on top.





This arrangement offers a wide variety of textures. The red, long blades correspond with the round red flowers while the petite white filler sprinkles the background with airy texture. Visual interest is maintained by the high, pink flowers at the top. 




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Finally, other non-organic elements can also be used to create a focal point.  Here, balls of twine and holiday bulbs capture your attention while berries and ribbon help the eye to move around the piece.  Accented with pine and leaves, the arrangement has depth in texture and color.





Here at Anne’s Florals and Gifts, we are known as the go-to florist in Nashua NH for a reason. With more than 30 years of experience and a Master’s level education in Floral Design, Anne is one of the top floral designers in the area.  Visit us online for more arrangement ideas, or call the flower shop at (603) 889.9903


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