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The architecture and purpose of a room will dictate the size of the arrangement. Taller arrangements are more appropriate for mantels, as well as corner and entry tables; lower, petite ones are best suited for smaller rooms.

“Centerpieces shouldn’t exceed 10 inches in height or guests won’t be able to converse easily,” Perez says. If the arrangement is freestanding, blooms must be visible from all angles, McDaniel adds. If it’s backed by a wall, make sure that the flowers face outward and are fuller on the exposed side.

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