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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet To Making Autumn Floral Arrangements

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At York Flowers, we know better than anyone the joy that a beautiful flower arrangement can bring. Whether it’s in the form of a surprise bouquet for a loved one or as a centerpiece to brighten your dining table around the holidays, flowers make us happy. Here are our expert tips on how autumn to make our favorite autumn floral arrangements:


  • Calla Lilies boast a truly elegant flair and offer a unique shape to enhance your floral arrangements silhouette
  • Roses give a classic and bold statement that will never be inappropriate even amidst the autumn season
  • Sunflowers give a bold and bright flair that tend to bring pure joy and warmth to any bouquet or centerpiece
  • Lisianthus perfectly balance the classic rose-like shape, but in bold and energetic purples
  • Orchids although delicate to touch, give a purposeful and unique shape that is anything but subtle
  • Thistles provide an exoritc and subtle touch to your bouquets
  • Carnations display fluffy, happy blooms in arrays of colors that can offer a diverse look amongst any autumn look

Non-floral accents

  • Berries- long stems of deep red berries at extra color and texture to your floral arrangements
  • Wheat- accents your autumn arrangements in a classic way and helps balance arrangements that have many colors
  • Candles- between the Halloween and Christmas seasons, there are plenty of excuses to indulge in candle lit votives and your flowers are no exception to this
  • Gourds- perfect for any October or November theme, mini gourds can be placed as accent texture in your centerpieces

Floral arrangement holders

  • Plastic pumpkin- get into the true spirit of Halloween season by flaunting your floral arrangements in a small plastic pumpkin
  • Candy bowl- our floral arrangements are truly something to feast your eyes on, so it just makes sense that your October flowers should be appropriately arranged into a simple candy bowl
  • Cornucopia- nothing says harvest season quite like a cornucopia centerpiece
  • Baskets- placing your arrangements inside of a classic basket can help tie your floral arrangement together in a way a vase simply can’t
  • Subtle vases- alternatively, sometimes you occassion needs that hint of beautiful glass and is always an elegant way to present any flower
  • Sturdy jars- placing floral arrangements in basic jars can execute for a classic rustic feel
  • Candle votives- there’s a simple elegance to displaying your flowers by subtle candle-light, especially as the weather turns chilly

After 74 years of serving the DC area, we are your trusted florists shop. We know just how to brighten up your day and bring Autumn cheer to your home or business. Our autumn floral arrangements are expertly crafted with you mind. Shop our online selection today! 

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