Types and styles of arrangements (traditional, modern, symmetrical, asymmetrical)

Types and styles of arrangements (traditional, modern, symmetrical, asymmetrical)

Types and Styles of Arrangements

Traditional Arrangements

  • The traditional or classic arrangement follows time-honoured designs.
  • Most common types include the Biedermeier, Nosegay, Cascade, and the Round arrangements.
  • Elements such as form, line, texture and colour are carefully considered in these arrangements.
  • Often featuring one main flower type with a few supporting elements, offering a balanced, formal look.

Modern Arrangements

  • The modern or contemporary arrangement is characterised by its innovation and creativity.
  • There are no hard rules in creating a modern arrangement, giving florists a chance to experiment with different materials, shapes, and techniques.
  • Common features include using unconventional materials, bold colour combinations, and asymmetrical design.
  • Modern arrangements often emphasize an abstract design or architectural style.

Symmetrical Arrangements

  • The symmetrical arrangement is balanced and uniform in appearance.
  • Both sides of the arrangement mirror each other, with flowers and foliage distributed evenly.
  • This style is often used in more formal settings and traditional events.
  • Symmetrical arrangements can range from small table centrepieces to large-scale arrangements.

Asymmetrical Arrangements

  • The asymmetrical arrangement does not mirror itself on either side.
  • This style offers a dynamic, less formal look, and is preferred for its visual interest and movement.
  • Even though the design doesn’t mirror on either side, balance is still achieved through careful placement of elements and consideration of visual weight.
  • Asymmetrical arrangements can be used in any setting and offer great opportunities for creativity.