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3 Easy Fall Floral Arrangements
This fall create floral centerpieces that showcase market blooms in beautiful, captivating and dramatic ways.
The changing color of the leaves on trees is the most recognizable signal of fall. But in our opinion, fall floral arrangements are the second most beautiful thing to appreciate from nature. Not only does fall start entertaining season (hello Halloween chili cookouts and Thanksgiving dinners!) but it’s a fun change for flowers lovers to... Keep Scrolling
Written and styled by Sarah Jane O’Keefe
Photography by Henry deKuyper

The changing color of the leaves on trees is the most recognizable signal of fall. But in our opinion, fall floral arrangements are the second most beautiful thing to appreciate from nature. Not only does fall start entertaining season (hello Halloween chili cookouts and Thanksgiving dinners!) but it’s a fun change for flowers lovers to bring a new set of hues indoors to decorate tabletops, entryways and just about any spot where fall floral arrangements can bring a touch of seasonal beauty. If you’re looking for fall flower ideas, try these three simple but exquisite looks, perfect for beginners, but customizable even for flower pros.

Equestrian Tradition

This arrangement celebrates the victory of a fall spent enjoying traditional pastimes.
Thanks to simple eucalyptus trimmings and small roses, this floral arrangement gives off a captivatingly fresh scent.
Thanks to simple eucalyptus trimmings and small roses, this arrangement gives off a captivatingly fresh scent.

Line a metal urn and fill it with a half dome of wet floral foam. Begin by pressing into place the largest blooms, such as hydrangeas. To make the most of the rounded shape, place the large blooms in a triangle. Next, add sprigs of wildflowers to the sides. By breaking the arrangement’s shape ever so slightly, these flowers to bring a touch of autumn charm. Roses offer traditional appeal; trim them approximately four inches from the base of the bud and place in clusters between the larger flowers. Wide blooms in white, cream and purple fill in the rest of the gaps, while simple sprigs of greenery complete the arrangement.

A Little Bit Country

Inspired by autumnal hues and seasonal blooms, this basket display is a large-scale showstopper.
With its overflow of flowers and flat back, this arrangement is ideal for an entry table. To include it on the dinner table, simply use four medium-sized vases rather than two.
With its overflow of flowers and flat back, this arrangement is ideal for an entry table. To include it on the dinner table, simply use four medium-sized vases rather than two.

To create this eye-catching arrangement, set three vases inside a flat-bottomed basket—two medium vases in the center front of the basket and a long, low vase behind them. Begin by creating the structure of the arrangement with greenery. Here, simple branches and leather leaf fern create height along the back. Set fern leaves and trailing blooms in the long, low vase to create the side spills.

A variety of sunflowers and other large blooms add drama and color. The combination of bright white, vibrant red and orange, and rich cream creates a luscious display. Vary the placement of the flowers, and cluster a few together for a casually picked feel.

Fill in the gaps with smaller blooms, greenery and miniature roses. Wild flowers play up the country feel and offer an opportunity for including flowers straight from the garden or nearby road.

Modern Glimmer

Try something a little unexpected by creating floral arrangements that showcase the season in a nontraditional way.
Add non-floral items to an arrangement for a centerpiece that breaks the mold in a beautiful way.
Add non-floral items to an arrangement for a centerpiece that breaks the mold in a beautiful way.

Line a metal box with plastic and then fill it with wet floral foam. Begin by setting into place air plants—like this curly Tillandsia Xerographica and spiky Tillandsia Plagiotropica. To show off the twisted leaves, set the Tillandsia Xerographica so that it spills over the front corner of the container.

Add succulents to the arrangement, being careful to leave the roots intact for replanting. Wrap floral wire around the base and roots of the succulent, attaching it to a floral stick, chopstick or paper straw. Trim the holder to the proper length for the arrangement and press into place.

Finish off the arrangement by adding simple blooms and a few sprigs of greenery. Dried wheat gives a nod to the season, while a simple gold geometric accent gives the perfect amount of glimmer.

 

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