Floral trends for Autumn

Every season brings with it new trends. It’s quite common for everyone to want to stay informed regarding these trends across all industries. The flower industry is no exception and, like many others, autumn brings about some colourful changes. When you send flowers, for example, you want to make sure that they are suitable for the occasion as well as the season. When decorating your own home, the same is also true. When shopping for a fresh bouquet, you will be able to find out more about these trends from your local or online florist. Of course, if you are planning on buying loose stems and assembling an arrangement yourself, it’s good to know what to look for.

In the fashion industry, there are certain colours that as associated with different seasons. The same goes for flowers. As far as autumn floral colours are concerned, there are a number of safe options that have remained in style for many years. As you take a look out your window on an autumn day, you will see the shades that nature has to offer. These include various rusty shades of orange, brown, red, and even some dark hints of purple similar to that of an eggplant. When making your own bouquet, it’s good to select a few dark shades, a touch of olive green, and even just a spot of light shades such as cream or beige to help brighten the bunch. Remember, when adding white flowers to an autumn bouquet, look for an off-white variety rather than any perfectly white flowers.

Of all the seasons, autumn really embraces nature when it comes to flower arranging. Apart from flowers, there are a number of accessories that you can add as fillers. These include, but are not limited to, straw, wheat, berries, dried sticks, and feathers. You can use nuts, pine cones, and acorns to act as vase fillers. Alternatively, you could use gems or stones of the appropriate colour as vase fillers instead. If you prefer to avoid the use of clear glass vases, a clay or clay-coloured vase will be an excellent choice. You could even hollow out a pumpkin an use it as a vase if you like.

Regardless of the season, it’s always a good idea to choose seasonal flowers. Not only do they tend to last longer than flowers that are not in season, but they are also usually a fair bit cheaper because they are readily available. During the autumn months, look for flowers like dahlias, asters, and chrysanthemums. You will most likely find other flowers like carnations and roses also readily available throughout the year due to their popularity. It’s not a bad idea to include a couple of these in your autumn bouquet for colour and texture variation. As for foliage, look for seasonal greenery. Much like flowers, foliage also flourishes during different seasons. Autumn bouquets look lovely when accompanied by the right leaves. Look for ferns and other dark foliage to complete the perfect autumn flower arrangement.