Keen to redecorate? Using faux flowers is an easy, affordable, and effective way to liven up your home. Here are our best tips on how to decorate with them!
Gone are the days that faux flowers were looked down upon. Today they fill homes far and wide providing the perfect finishing floral touches to décor.
The use of faux flowers within the home is booming in popularity, and it’s not hard to see why. With advanced design and technology, faux flowers today are created with lifelike petals, buds, and stems – they look just like the real thing!
Faux flowers are also very affordable and versatile. You can use them year-round and they don’t need replacing every week!
If you’re new to decorating the home with faux flowers, you may not know where to start. But don’t worry – we’re here to help. Here’s how to decorate your home with bright and beautiful faux flowers.
Invest in High-Quality Faux Flowers
If you’re going to choose faux flowers that you can use in the home year-round, it makes sense to invest in high-quality pieces that look authentic and last a long time.
The perfect faux flowers look so realistic, that you can’t tell the difference from natural fresh flowers unless you lean in for a sniff.
If you think about it, even if you spend a fair amount on high-quality faux flowers, you’re still saving a lot of money by choosing faux instead of fresh. After all, think of how much it would cost to purchase fresh flowers weekly!
If you don’t know much about flowers, you should do a little research before purchasing faux flowers. You’ll want to choose faux flowers that truly represent genuine flowers, so they look as authentic and as pretty as possible.
Visit a florist ahead of time or browse images online to create a better understanding.
Let’s Get Realistic
Once you’ve purchased your quality faux flowers, it’s time to style them to make them look as realistic as possible.
As we know, fresh flowers with their stems and leaves don’t look perfect when they’re placed in a vase. So, when you arrange faux flowers they mustn’t be fixed to look too perfectly-placed or symmetrical.
Bend the stems just like a real flower’s stem would by using your hands to curve the wires. After all, genuine flowers don’t stand perfectly straight – they tend to gently droop to the sides of a vase.
You can also take a few petals off the faux flowers to ‘drop’ onto the surface, just as real flower’s petals would fall. However, be gentle with your faux bloom – you don’t want to ruin it!
Another trick is to add water to vases containing faux flowers. This tip on its own does a great job to make faux florals look more realistic – nobody would challenge the authenticity!
Lastly, if making your faux florals look real is a concern, you should only choose flowers that are in season. As you can imagine, a spring bouquet that’s used as a center-piece during the peak of winter may look a bit suspicious.
Creativity Is Key
The fun part of decorating using faux flowers is how creative you can get!
As you can purchase faux flowers of pretty much any variety, the sky’s your limit when it comes to decorating with them.
Adding lots of different textures is a great way to create a professional-looking bouquet. Combine big billowing blooms such as roses, peonies, or hydrangeas with foliage such as berry bundles, fanning leaves, or delicate branches.
By adding pieces such as faux mossy twigs, you can bring a touch of nature into the home that will last forever. Plus, you don’t need to worry about the dirt! Foliage such as twigs and branches look especially beautiful during the autumn and winter months, placed within a seasonal bloom.
Luckily with faux flowers, you can display them anywhere in the home as you don’t have to worry about direct sunlight affecting them. So, get creative with where you place your faux flowers too! Consider putting them in places you may not expect to find flowers, such as in the bathroom.
Faux Flowers for the Win
Now you’ve got the inside décor covered with the use of fabulous faux florals, it’s time to decorate and beautify the garden. Ready to get stuck in? Here are 10 DIY garden ideas to build the garden of your dreams. Soon, both your home and garden will be looking blooming lovely!