Rustic arrangements for winter

Bright, fresh flowers aren’t the first that come to mind when you think of winter flowers. If you take a look at the seasonal flower arrangements for this time of year, you’ll notice that they are markedly different from those available in the summer. The best way to take advantage of the season is to incorporate outdoor elements into your winter floral arrangements. While summer is perfect for showing off the brighter, bolder tones of the garden, winter gives you the opportunity to enjoy rustic arrangements.

Blend with nature

The best way to pull off a rustic theme is to make the most of what Mother Nature has to offer. There are a number of fantastic natural elements that look simple on their own but fabulous when combined. Berries are a great example of seasonal fillings that will emphasize the rustic theme. When choosing berries, you should always make sure that they are not poisonous. Especially if you have children or pets. If preferred, pine cones and miniature varieties can be added in their natural state or spray painted. When creating centrepieces, you can make the most of its horizontal design by using clean logs. Long branches and sticks can help you add height to vertical rustic arrangements, and any type of wood will add texture. The foliage is as abundant in variety as the fresh flowers. So, when choosing greenery, you can use leaves, needles, mistletoe or holly, depending on the specific theme of the bouquet. If you want to add a little extra seasonal colour, you can add fruits like pears, apples, oranges and even pumpkins.


Soft coloured flowers

Using muted colours is a sure-fire way to achieve that rustic theme. Look for flowers that reflect the colours of the season. White, green, dark red and brown are great colour options. Some great examples of flowers available in these colours include roses, amaryllis, camellias, tulips, orchids, snowdrops and carnations. Baby’s breath, thistles, evergreen branches, eucalyptus leaves and winter heather are also excellent fillers for rustic arrangements.

Skimping on flowers

If you’re on a budget, you’re in luck because these types of rustic arrangements require minimal flowers. Its beauty depends not only on the flowers, but on all the other elements that come together to create the perfect visual masterpiece.

Suitable containers

During the cold season we like to wrap ourselves in heavier fabrics. It’s the same reason that pushes us towards heavier materials and textures when it comes to containers. Stone, brass and bronze containers are perfect for this type of setup. A natural approach to containers is perfect for rustic arrangements.

When designing your very own rustic arrangements for the winter season, the best thing to remember is to keep it simple and take your inspiration from nature. You can always take a look around at photos of such flower arrangements online for great ideas.