Ritual Guide: practical guide to your floral creations

Creating a composition is an extremely creative and personal work, the successful combination of different materials and finishes will depend a lot on your sensibility, so let yourself be guided by shapes and balances. 

Ritual Guide: guida pratica alle tue creazioni floreali

The choice of colours, volumes and shapes are elements that will determine the expressive potential of a composition, influencing its ability to characterize the environment, making it bright and welcoming, or lively and with a strong emotional impact.

To create your floral composition therefore, the first thing to do is to carefully observe the space that will host it: its characteristics of light and the final position for which it is intended guide fundamental choices, such as the development of its shape.
For example, if this is arranged in front of a background , all the elements of the composition must be arranged to be observed in such a way frontal ; this condition favors the development of a verticality that communicates positive energy and encouragement to the observer.
On the contrary, if the composition is located in the center of a large space, a circular structure will allow it to be observed from every perspective; in terms of perception this communicates a sense of hospitality and welcome .

Once you have decided where your creation will be placed, by observing the materials, textures and objects that surround it, you can search for possible references to shapes, geometries and materiality , between the flowers and your environment.
Even the choice of vase can be suggested by the search for harmony between these elements, the right combination of materials and container can enhance even a container that is not particularly attractive in itself.


What colors?

To select the color combinations you have to keep in mind the feeling you want to convey. This can be done in three ways:
- Tone on tone : a monochromatic palette is chosen and the nuances of the same color are worked on in order to obtain a uniform and delicate final effect which conveys a pleasant sensation of stability.
- Multicolor: here the palette can include the most varied colors in order to have a colorful composition with a vibrant and energetic effect.
- Contrast: or very intense areas of color that oppose the elements chosen for our composition. For example, light and dark or complementary colors can be used.

4 Steps

- Take some time to observe and understand what works best, placing the flowers and greenery evenly spaced on your work surface will help you when composing.
- Start placing the flowers paying attention to the shape and balance trying to visualize the final result while working to achieve it.
- From time to time step away from the composition to look at them as a whole, this will make it easier to understand what to add or subtract.
- When the result satisfies you, you have finished your composition.

Using flowers and preserved nature in your arrangements offers an ethical solution that reduces the environmental impact of throwaway culture, as well as a unique way to incorporate the beauty of real flowers into durable and valuable designs, without the need for constant maintenance. They are therefore an ideal option to give an effortless and lasting floral touch to spaces.