The art of ikebana came to us from Japan. There it originated and is extremely popular to this day, which is not surprising, because with the help of flower arrangements you can decorate any interior. Unlike ordinary bouquets in vases, beautiful ikebans can create an atmosphere of elegance, highlight important details in the setting and testify to the good taste of the owners of the house.
Anyone can understand the art of ikebana, nothing complicated in it. The main thing is to know the basic principles of composing the compositions and apply all imagination and desire to the creative process, free up the flight of thought and turn on the imagination. For more experienced florists, it will be useful to master the different styles of ikebana, to learn the meaning of some of its elements, so that with their help to attract good luck, love and material wealth into your life. In addition, such hand-made gizmos can become a chic gift to friends and family.
Japanese ikebana is the best for home decor. In order to harmoniously fit this beautiful composition in any setting, you need to follow this algorithm of actions:
- Choose a place for her.
- Decide on the lighting.
- Determine the color palette of the future composition.
- Choose the style and outline the main elements of ikebana.
The location of the exotic bouquet should itself indicate its future shape. It is necessary to carefully examine the space of the room to determine the place that ikebana perfectly fills and will not disturb anyone. It can be put in any room on various empty shelves, tables, window sills and even on the floor.
When choosing a place you need to take into account the level of lighting. It is undesirable to put the decoration under the direct rays of the sun, as its bright components will quickly lose color. On the contrary, in a very dark corner a stylish decor may simply not be noticed.
The compilation of ikebana should begin with the choice of a common color scheme. And here it is better to adhere to the principle of harmonious combination. The main color in the bouquet should be either in sharp contrast with the color of the walls or furniture, or emphasize their tone, being a more saturated version of them.
To the interior of each room in the house you can make up an ikebana of suitable subjects. The rest of the bedroom is perfectly complemented by lively flower arrangements that can be changed depending on the time of year. In the bathroom, you can put a bouquet with the theme of the sea, lake and water, using elements such as reeds, shells, pieces of coral, colored pebbles. Living room as the center of the house should contain decor items the most vivid and memorable, it would be better if the components of these flower arrangements can be changed depending on some event or holiday.
How to make a flower arrangement without any experience? You can attend special courses, but they are not in every city. It is much easier to master the art of ikebana by yourself, it’s good that in the Internet era you can find a lot of information on this topic.
First you need to stock up the necessary material for creativity. Here, much will depend on the imagination, because modern styles of Japanese compositions suggest the presence of not only natural material, but also elements of plastic, metal, cardboard, glass or leather. However, there are three main components, from which any ikebana is assembled:
- kenzan (stand for holding elements);
- the parts themselves.
A support is placed in the vessel, which can also be made of various materials, for example, metal or plastic. There are supports from a special spongy substance, in which you can fix the branches in the desired position. Fastening can also occur with the help of foam bars, plasticine, wire, and even with the use of sand, clay or gypsum instead of a stand. All this can be purchased in large flower pavilions.
Well, the very components of the bouquet. You can find ikebans from artificial flowers, from branches, with the use of dry plants, leaves, cones, fruits of trees, in general, here the imagination does not limit the artist.
Principles of compilation
Do-it-yourself ikebana can look very stylish if you follow the basic principles received from Japanese masters. The whole philosophy of composition should focus on one central motif, the brightest and largest flower. The remaining components should only complement the beauty of the main flower.
To find the very harmony, it is necessary to take into account how this flower exists in nature, how its branches are drawn to the sun, and other elements can only emphasize the dynamics of its growth. Thanks to this principle, ikebana contributes a piece of nature to a man’s dwelling.
As for the secondary elements, they should not be too smooth and beautiful, their main task is to be natural, curved, even clumsy. They will serve as a background, so they should not attract attention to themselves.
The same applies to the vessel. It can be of various shapes and sizes, but it should not be too noticeable, variegated or shiny. His goal is only to put the picture together, to serve as a support for the elements, as the earth serves as the basis for flowers and trees in nature. It is better that the vessel made of natural material, was not naturally very bright color.
Ikebana from flowers should not be excessive, because this is no ordinary bouquet. The main condition of its harmony is simplicity and grace. It is important not to allow brute force, otherwise the beauty of the main motive will simply be lost in the riot of secondary colors.
Ikebana at home needs care no less than other interior items. On the surface of its parts also accumulates dirt and dust, which do not make it attractive.
In order for the exotic composition to please the owners with its outer beauty, it also needs to be cleaned. You can not put a composition in the corner, so that it serves as a collection of dust and cobwebs.