Faithful to the Ikebana principles of minimalism, I compose my floral designs with few flowers. The reasoning behind minimalism is based on the fact that leaves and stems are better suited to express the three points (man, heaven and earth) that govern an Ikebana composition. Depending on the place where the arrangement will be used and the season, I may use a single gorgeous flower, which can be very effective in creating a pleasant aesthetic impression. But the focus of my arrangements is to recreate nature. So, as a rule of thumb, I tend to keep my compositions rather simple. As in Ikebana, simplicity and minimalism are at the heart of my designs.
When you are satisfied with your flower arrangement, you may put a few sprays of your filler on design or arrangement. It should always be balanced the style of your arrangement. You want it to be simple and elegant. You may stand back and view your flower arrangement from every angle and side. Do you like what you see? Does it look good?