Making the Most of Fall Floral Arrangements

The fall brings endless opportunities for entertaining. So whether you're planning a moody a woodland-inspired dinner party, a grown-up Halloween gathering, or looking ahead to holiday entertaining, we have some suggestions to make the most of your centerpieces.

Balance the Moody

Torryne Choate of Birch keeps her arrangements from becoming too moody by including a mix of lights and darks with peonies, parrot tulips, David Austin ‘Graham Thomas’ roses, ranunculus, fritillaria, orchids, kangaroo paw, and scabiosa pods.

Floral arrangement featuring shades of yellow, white, and burgundy

Keep the Feeling Loose

Don't feel like you have to over-populate your arrangements, remember that even a few big blooms can create a strong seasonal statement.

Work in Texture

Incorporating deep burgundy hues with a mix of textures—such as in Maria Maxit’s vegetable-fresh arrangement that includes kale, broccolini, artichokes, and basil—adds both dimension and interest.

Fall floral and vegetable bouquet in shades of green, red, and purple, atop a wooden wine crate

Don't Abandon Pastels

Throw a few darker, red-wine toned flowers to the usual pinks, reds and whites and the bouquet becomes autumn appropriate. Or a few autumnal leaves can be tucked into some simple white roses for a centerpiece that brings the outdoors in.

Play With Traditional Fall Imagery

Do something interesting with pumpkins to create a fall-friendly tablescape. Here white pumpkins and taper candles play off of greenery for a perfect centerpiece.

Fall centerpiece featuring white pumpkins and silver antlers atop greenery and a burlap table runner

So embrace fall color and step outside the box with your florals this fall!

Images courtesy of:

  • Flower Magazine
  • Elle Decor

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