Styling Winter Bouquets

By Karen Lidbeck Brent

Even during the cold months ahead there is inspiration to be found outdoors in the bare winter landscape.

Bare branches are prefect for adding interest, texture, and shape to floral arrangements. When I styled this floral bouquet for a winter setting, I spray painted bare branches white and mixed in some lotus pods to enhance the icy palette.

Icy Winter Floral Bouquet

Photograph by Michael Partenio

Massing bare branches in a giant bundle makes a striking display inside a circle of pink amaryllis, adding height and drama.

Amaryllis and Twig Bouquet

Photograph by Michael Partenio

Small twigs make great fillers for any arrangement. I added a few in these small cups with winter white flowers to fill the negative spaces and create the feel of a winter wonderland.

Winter Wonderland table Setting

Photograph by Michael Partenio

Large branches with interesting shapes result in sculptural arrangements that can be dramatic in open spaces. I love the way this arrangement mimics the woodland landscape outside.

Mossy Branch Bouquet

Photograph by Robert Benson

Conifers branches simply placed in a low vessel are an easy way to add some winter décor to a table setting. Pines are a  seasonal accent perfect for adding warmth and color well past the Christmas holiday.

Conifer Branches in Bowl

Photograph by Robert Benson

Long straight branches sprayed red are eye catching in a dramatically tall glass vessel. Can adding a bit of drama get any simpler than that?

Red Branches

Photograph by John Bessler for Traditional Home

Even in the winter you can look go outside and forage for naturally beautiful things to bring indoors. For more floral arranging inspiration head on over to the New England Home’s Pinterest board featuring stylish botanicals and arrangements.

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