Autumn displays for your mantel
There are many different areas in your home where you can display beautiful autumn flowers. Your dining room table, kitchen table, in your bathroom, and bedrooms are all examples of areas that can benefit from floral décor. One place that some people might not think of is their mantel.
When decorating your mantel, you will need to decide whether or not you plan on lighting any fires. The heat from your fireplace will rise and can harm both fresh and silk flowers. If you only plan on lighting a fire in the evenings, then you can display your flowers on the mantel during the day and simply move them to another table at night.
The next thing you need to consider is the size of your mantel. In most cases, your mantel will be fairly narrow yet long. It’s not the length that can present a challenge, but rather the width. This width means that you need to find a container or vase that will easily fit on your mantel without the risk of it falling. You will then need to make sure that you do not overload your vase. If it is too full, the flowers and foliage could end up forcing the vase closer to the edge.
One great tip to remember is to design a bouquet with a back and a front side. In other words, you need to create a backdrop which is the highest part of the arrangement. Then add some mass and filler flowers as well as your focal flowers.
Just like any autumn flower arrangement, it’s important for you to choose the right flowers and the right colours. Autumn colours include red, orange, yellow, brown, bronze, and dark green. You can also add colours like cream and dark purple here and there. Whenever in doubt, just remember to take your lead from nature. You might not find bronze flowers but you can add a bronze vase or accessories. It’s all about getting creative.