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1. Love Leaves

Adding a variety of leaves with different tones and textures will add visual interest and body to the arrangement. You can even make centerpieces solely out of ferns, long blades of grass, or herbs.

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2. Centerpieces Don't Have to Be Big

Especially if you’re entertaining six or more at the table, larger centerpieces tend to block off those sitting across from you and hindering the conversation. Instead opt for a couple of smaller vases filled with just one or two flowers or a mix of herbs and leaves. Let the collection of vases collectively act as your centerpiece.

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3. Go For Texture

Arrange different textures of leaves and flowers together to make an arrangement visually interesting. It also helps make just one or two stems of a beautiful or expensive flower go a long way.

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4. Check Out What’s Happening in Nature

Are certain trees budding, ferns unfurling, or flowers in your garden blooming? Let these materials form the foundation for your arrangements, adding a couple of store-bought flowers here and there to round out the composition.

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5. Keep the Color Palette Simple

When arranging flowers, choose one foundational color and two accents. Sierra and Juliet chose complementary shades of green, accented with pastels and rich purples.

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6. Don’t Forget Fruit

Throughout history, fruit and flowers have been captured together in various works of art. Fresh fruit adds color and an unexpected texture to an arrangement. Plums work well, as do peaches, apricots, grapes, and cherries (plus, they’re edible).

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