Autumn floral wreaths
There is a common misconception that plants and flowers stop growing during the autumn months. It’s true that the leaves change colour and fall from the plants. It’s also true that some flowers only bloom during the warmer seasons. However, this does not mean that you have to go without fresh flowers in autumn. If you have your own garden, you will also have the added benefit of your very own fresh foliage and flower source. If not, you can always rely on your local florist.
Whether you choose to use fresh flowers or artificial flowers, you should always remember what kinds of flowers are in season for the most realistic and affordable display. There are a number of types of floral displays that you can enjoy in your home. One wonderful way of displaying flowers is by making a wreath. Wreaths are colourful and they don’t take up too much space. They can be used to decorate doors, walls, or even tables. Wreaths are often associated with Christmas décor but you don’t have to wait for the holidays to enjoy this floral design. When decorating according to an autumn theme, it’s important to remember the role of various colours. The colours associated with this season include red, gold, orange, dark yellow, brown, and dark green. You can also add some off-white here and there for some contrast.
Wreaths are both easy and fun to make which means that you can even get the kids involved if you like. If your children enjoy making them, they can each make one for their own bedroom door, for example. Once hung, you will not need to worry about them taking up space and, if you have pets, you don’t have to worry about the pets ruining them.
If you have an entrance hall or country style kitchen, you will love the way a wreath transforms this space. There are a number of options to use for the base of the wreath. Dark green leaves, dried branches, and straw all work for the base of the wreath. Once you have the base, it’s time to consider the types of flowers and accessories you wish to add. Yellow, orange and red seasonal flowers are all excellent options. They will show up wonderfully against the dark green or brown background. You can also use fruit, certain vegetables, and other dried or artificial accessories like pine cones to add texture and colour. You can also use colourful ribbons if you like. Berries also make fantastic accessories and they don’t take up too much space so you can use them just as you would filler flowers.
If you choose to use fresh flowers and leaves, you can use floral foam soaked in water to keep the wreath beautifully fresh. If you prefer, you can use dried plant material or artificial plants and flowers for a longer-lasting display. You can also combine fresh and artificial elements. For example, you can create a base from artificial foliage and add fresh blooms that can be replaced regularly.