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Floral arrangements have been a part of human society for thousands of centuries. Over the course of the years, the practice has developed into a complex art based on varied and distinct design principles.
Bright Flowers Arrangement from Flowers for Everyone
An playful arrangement of hot pink gerbera daisies, buttercup yellow tulips and royal purple blooms, set in simple white box.View details
Pearly White from Serenata Flowers
Simple and elegant, this arrangement mixes fragrant white lilies with roses, lisianthus and iliums in an understated but impressive floral display.View details
Best flower arrangement boxes for every occasion
If you’re lost for words, remember that it is the gesture that counts. Flowers are a wonderful gesture because they speak to the delicacies and nuances of each situation and each person. No matter the occasion or the temperament of the receiver, there is an arrangement that says in flowers what it is at times difficult to say in words.
Modern Embrace Pink Rose & Lily Cube from 1800 Florals
Celebrate an anniversary with this delicate display of fresh pink roses and voluminous snow-white liliesView details
Starburst Splash from Collins Street Flower
Bright orange lilies, pink roses, yellow daipursies and lipstick pink gerberas combine in a pretty orange box with pink polka dot ribbon.View details
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What do flowers and their colours mean?
When deciding on a floral arrangement, it is important to remember that the colour and type of flower you choose has a special meaning. Understanding these meanings will help ensure your floral arrangement sends the right message.
- Gerbera. Common to most arrangements, gerberas are associated with cheerfulness.
- Lily. A lily is a symbol of purity and beauty. A white lily represents modesty, an orange lily passion and a yellow lily, joyfulness.
- Iris. This flower is associated with wisdom and compliments, and is a good one to choose if you wish to say thank you to someone.
- Chrysanthemum. Popular in many romantic floral arrangements, a chrysanthemum is a symbol of optimism and fidelity. The colour of the chrysanthemum influences this meaning. Red refers to love, white to truth and yellow to slighted love.
- Carnation. A carnation is a symbol of pride and beauty. A red carnation is typically given to a person who is of romantic interest, a pink carnation to a mother or female relative, and a white carnation, symbolic of innocence and pure love, is a good choice to celebrate the birth of a new child.
- Daffodil. This flower is associated with rebirth and new beginnings. Giving a single daffodil however, is a bad omen. Conversely, giving a bunch of daffodils is a strong symbol of abundance and fertility.
While each flower has a certain sensibility, colour is also important. If you are uncertain about the meaning of a particular flower, consider instead the meaning of the colour. For instance:
- Red – love, desire and strength.
- Purple – admiration, accomplishment and success.
- Orange – passion, vitality and satisfaction.
- Yellow – friendship and new beginnings.
- Green – fertility, renewal and well-being.
- Blue – peacefulness, truth and serenity.
- Pink – youth, beauty and grace.
- White – innocence and purity.
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Best flower arrangements boxes
With so many styles of floral arrangements, it can be difficult to know which to pick. Do you choose a simple and elegant arrangement, or one with lots of colour? To help you decide, finder.com.au has put together a list of the best all-purpose flower arrangement boxes.
These boxes are suitable for all occasions and have been selected to match every personality and age. Whether the person is young and playful, senior and traditional or somewhere in between, there is a floral arrangement that is right for them. Take a look at our selection and find the best flower arrangement box for your friend, family, loved one or colleague.
In Ancient Egypt, flowers were typically arranged in simple circular patterns around one focus flower. Popular focus flowers included lotus, acacia, roses, water lilies and violets. These arrangements were used for banquet table decorations and temple offerings.
In Ancient Greece and Rome, flowers began as a popular adornment in wreaths, garlands and crowns. With the introduction of cornucopia, floral arrangements grew to be more common and designs more complex. Most arrangements used white flowers like roses, hyacinths and lilies in triangular and symmetrical patterns. The Romans also paid special attention to scent and selected flowers for their fragrance as well as their appearance.
Moving into the Byzantine Period, floral arrangements became increasingly stylised and colourful. Blues and greens were mixed with reds and yellows to create high impact, dramatic arrangements.
In the Renaissance and Baroque Period, Michelangelo’s work inspired new symmetrical designs and English painter William Hogarth introduced the highly popular S-curve. Arrangements were extravagant, containing multiple flowers in overflowing bouquets. Iris, marigold, lily, peony and roses were amongst the more popular flowers.
Meanwhile in France, a new style of decorative floral art was born in the 18th century. Instead of the lavish bouquets, the French developed a new style that embraced fragile, arc-shaped arrangements with fewer flowers and cooler colours.
Across the Channel, English floral art moved into a different direction. As houses became smaller, flowers were crammed into small vases to bring fragrance into the home. There was little design aesthetic until the Victorian Period where once again floral arrangements became highly ornate. Roses were the flower of choice. Tulips, anemones and dahlias were also common in the lush and overflowing designs.
Moving into modern times, the Victorian style has been gradually replaced with a style known as “New Art”. This style mixes the European, traditionally associated with mass arrangements and multiple flowers, with the Oriental, better known for its emphasis on line and delicacy. The burgeoning popularity of flower shows has also laid the way for new, creative floral expressions.
Regardless of the style, floral arrangements continue to serve an important role in celebrations, religious ceremonies and in day-to-day decorations. Our guide below will take you through the best floral arrangement boxes from our online retailers.
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