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There are many advantages to using faux florals and foliage in your home.  First of all…you never have to water them!  For those of us have have trouble remembering about our live plants, this is a huge help.  They also make for a quick addition of greenery that can instantly brighten up a room.  You can collect a few different pre-made arrangements, or even make one of your own using several stems and rotate them throughout the year.  The best part is you never have to clean up after them when the pollen dusts all over your table and petals start to wither.

More often than not, I’ve mistaken faux florals for real plants.  The styles that companies are creating are so life-life it is a real art.  Now, I’ve come to the conclusion that while I love fresh flowers and bouquets, I definitely enjoy the benefits of using faux florals.  Here are some beautiful arrangements to add to your home decor.

Sullivans - Grass Assortment inTin Pots

Sullivans – Grass Assortment in Tin Pots

 

Pier 1 - Lavender Bouquet in Pitcher

Pier 1 – Lavender Bouquet in Pitcher

 

Ballard Designs - Angel Vine Topiaries

Ballard Designs – Angel Vine Topiaries

 

Sullivans - Rose and Ranunculus in Water

Sullivans – Rose and Ranunculus in Water

 

Pier 1 - Artificial Mini Succulents

Pier 1 – Artificial Mini Succulents

 

Pottery Barn - Assorted Foral Stems

Pottery Barn – Assorted Floral Stems

 

Pier 1 -  Artificial Japanese Maple in Silver Pot

Pier 1 – Artificial Japanese Maple in Silver Pot

 

Sullivans - Hydrangea in Water

Sullivans – Hydrangea in Water

 

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I find that my personal design style is always changing to some degree, but I would have to say that I am a Country girl at heart.  I love the comfort, coziness, and relaxed feel that it embodies.  I do love to add a bit of Modern elements into the mix to make it more current.
7 Comments
  • Carrie
    August 21, 2012

    Faux florals can be great when you need a quick fix in your house! The grass assortments are nice and you can mix those in with other flowers.

  • Sharron
    August 21, 2012

    The stems from Pottery Barn are gorgeous. I’m amazed at how life-like they can make these!

  • Ben C
    August 21, 2012

    Nice looking. That would save a lot in the long run.

  • Gina
    August 21, 2012

    I always have a hard time finding faux florals that look realistic enough for me to feel comfortable decorating my home with, but I really love the idea.

    • Julana
      August 23, 2012

      Hi Gina,

      We often create faux flower arrangements for our healthcare/commercial design jobs because they don’t want the upkeep or expense of real flowers/plants. As you’ve mentioned it can be difficult to find realistic looking florals.

      Here are some tips that might help you:

      1. If you can, find a professional faux floral/plant store in your area. If you cannot find one, then try your local craft store.

      2. The most realistic looking fake florals are usually orchids, callas, birds of paradise and succulents so keep your eyes peeled for any of those.

      3. The more realistic the floral, the more you can expect to pay. We’ve paid as much as $40 a stem for a big and very realistic orchid. Although the initial cost will be more than real flowers, it’s the life cost and maintenance where you save.

      4. Less is more. The faux flowers/plants I mentioned above, with perhaps the exception of the calla lillies, can make a statement with just one to three stems.

      5. Use other natural materials in your arrangements. Things like moss, sticks, and rocks.

      Hope this helps! If you do add some faux florals to your home we would love to see pictures : )

  • Dora
    August 21, 2012

    I love flowers in my home but don’t do it because I don’t have a green thumb. But now I can with these. Love the ideas, thank you

  • Amber1616
    August 21, 2012

    Oh yes, these are a must for me! I can’t keep any plant alive.

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