DIY: Tips for asymmetric flower arrangement
If you're not a florist, the thought of trying to achieve the loose, arty effect of an asymmetric arrangement can be quite daunting. The best advice is just to dive in and give it a go: tweaking until you get it right. With their off-centre focal point and marked L or S shapes, asymmetric arrangements look at their best in contemporary rather than traditional homes, and it is best to start with a sleek, modern vase. Here's how we did ours.
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Go for a few blooms, a limited number of flower varieties and add plenty of foliage.
Arrange orchids, bells of Ireland and foliage in a loose, off-centre shape, using florist's foam wedged into a modern container to ensure stability.
Bend foliage into the required shape to finish the arrangement.
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