The start of a new year inspires fresh ideas in many creative fields, and floral arrangements are no exception. 2021 is bringing unprecedented changes to our lives and the world at large, and it’s no surprise that many of these changes are represented in the ways we enjoy flowers.
What can you expect to see in floral trends this year? Valerie Ghitelman, vice president of product development and design at 1-800-Flowers.com, shared her opinion on what’s new and noteworthy in the world of floral arrangements. Here are her predictions for some of the top floral trends this year.
As we continue to spend more time in our homes, there will be a growing interest in floral designs that match the casual, relaxed aesthetic around us. “Today’s florists have abandoned the conventional design methodology,” Valerie says. “Wild foliage like ferns and vines in natural form are used to add movement and freedom as if the design was created from a field of flowers in a natural setting.”
While arrangements will still have balanced compositions this year, she predicts they will become less structured and incorporate more natural components. You can also expect to see lots of floral inspiration from a popular quarantine hobby — gardening. As people spend more time learning about plant care, there will be more emphasis on simple bouquets that look fresh-picked from the backyard garden.