The Modern Elegance of Dried Flower Design

In the ever-evolving world of design, one trend stands out for its timeless appeal: dried flower arrangements. At the heart of this trend lies a harmonious blend of nature's beauty and modern sensibilities.

At Design by Nature we aim to change the way dried flower arrangements are are put together, no longer focusing on the twee flowers or ‘countryside chic’ we have seen so many times. We look to add our own unique style and modern twist to everything we make. 

Orange and white dried flowers in a sculptural arrangements

One of the ways we do this is with minimalistic sophistication. In the realm of modern design, less is often more. The dried flower arrangements we create embody this ethos with a minimalist approach. Each design is thoughtfully curated, focusing on essential elements to create a striking visual impact. By embracing simplicity, these arrangements exude an understated elegance that seamlessly integrates into any modern space. A minimalist approach with dried flowers can focus on one of two areas. We can be minimalist with our colour palette focusing on key colours, these be contrasting and striking or a tonal blended. The other area in minimalism is quantity, focusing on key branches or flowers, never adding too much but just enough.

 Minimal dried flower arrangement

Another defining characteristic of dried flower designs is their organic appeal. Unlike their fresh counterparts, dried flowers offer a unique texture and shape that adds depth and interest to any composition. At Design by Nature we capitalise on this inherent quality, combining various botanical elements to create dynamic arrangements that celebrate the beauty of imperfection. This could mean creating dense sections of the same flower type or punctuating this wild branches. 


In an era marked by environmental consciousness, sustainable practices have become a cornerstone of modern design. Dried flower designs align perfectly with this ethos, offering a sustainable alternative to fresh cut flowers. At Design by Nature we take this commitment to sustainability a step further by creating dried flower arrangements as pieces of art. The aim is ensure they are cherished creating versatility and longevity. We also mix in a variety of native dried flowers working with a range of British growers who harvest dried flowers for our seasons. 

Finally, at the core of modern design lies a spirit of creativity, and dried flower arrangements are no exception. Design by Nature pushes the boundaries of traditional floral design, experimenting with unique colour palettes, unconventional shapes, and unexpected combinations to create truly one-of-a-kind pieces. What we also consider is the breaking out of the vase. Dried flowers offer that unique ability to be arranged without water. With this quality we can create arrangements that are free from the conventional methods of flower arranging. This can mean using sculptural stands, hanging light boxes or wall art. 

Image of dried sculpture on metal stand for David Morris jewellery

What we hope sets our dried flower designs apart is their ability to capture the essence of modernity while staying true to the timeless beauty of nature.


Image Main: Bespoke work for David Morris Jewellery & Malachite Studio

Image 2, 3 & 4: Work and photography Design by Nature

Image 5: Bespoke work for David Morris Jewellery & Malachite Studio