The fact that flowers make everything from birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions to just another weekday better is hardly news. But what will said flowers look like in the coming months? Much like the worlds of food, fashion, and wellness, floral trends are constantly evolving.
“This will be a year when flowers will become an even bigger focal point in homes, events, and celebrations. As floral art integrates into lifestyle culture, we’ll see many new forms of expression as flowers transition from their traditional roles of aestheticism to adding meaning and mental wellness to our surroundings,” says head florist Cheryl Cox at leading luxury floral boutique Maison des Fleurs. We tapped her to predict which trends will come into full bloom in 2020 – and here are her insights.
“These simple but beautiful plants have always been a go-to for their cost-effectiveness and earthy feel. Set an injection of greenery in the form of foliage and grasses to add texture and movement – this also mimics how flowers would look in their natural settings. One of the best varieties for this is eucalyptus.”
“It’s no surprise that Majolica spray roses will be popular for their subtle fragrance and beautifully colored petals in shades of white, blush, and cream. We see Butterfly Ranunculus trending for its soft-pink color that fits every environment, too. This variety is unique because of its single flowers and the fact that the stems can carry five to seven flowers each.”
Dry Flowers and Foliage
“While we previously may have seen the odd dried flower thrown into the mix of an arrangement, dried flowers are set to take center stage in the upcoming year. Expect to see both small and big bouquets featuring dried lavender, cotton, fluffy fall spikelets, seed heads, wheat, faux feathers in arrangements, and more.”
“The minimalist trend is everywhere! Whether it’s cleaning out your closet or keeping your jewelry simple, the world is infatuated with this effortless aesthetic. Floral arrangements can be done using shape and structure to draw the eye rather than volume, choosing just a few focal blooms and keeping your accentuating flowers minimal.”
“As a very versatile flower, peonies can be crafted into bouquets that suit any style of event, from very formal affairs to rustic garden parties. However, as the peony season begins in April/May and only runs through to late June, their availability is limited.”