Some people seem to have a natural talent for being able to arrange flowers, so the combination of them looks absolutely stunning. This is natural creativity, but there is a lot more that goes into professional floral designing. Different principles must be implemented.
The Right Proportion and Scale
Flowers come in different lengths, shapes and sizes. The floral designed must know how to work with each of these variations. Also, what has to be considered is the container that is going to be holding the floral arrange. It has to be to scale with the flowers it will be holding. A short vase would not work well, holding tall flowers.
Unification and Harmony
The flowers being used in a floral display must be able to work with each other. Their size, shape and colour cannot clash with each other. Even if all the same flowers are going to be used, the foliage that is chosen to go with them must work in harmony. Texture also has to be considered.
There is Rhythm in Flowers
In floral arrangements, this refers to the flow that the grouping creates. There has to be a smooth transition from one flower to another, as they are visually observed. In most cases, there will be one flower or a grouping of the flowers that is the focal point. This has to be clearly seen and the first attraction followed by being supported by the surrounding flowers in the arrangement.
Flowers are comprised of different weights. Some are fragile and dainty, while others are heavy and robust. These can be used together, but the balancing of them both on a physical level as well as visually is going to be very important.
For those who are not familiar with floral design, they may not realize just how much knowledge is needed to be successful at this.