Flower Arranging
Mar 12, 2012

Decorating with faux flowers

By: Cindy Jacobelli

Decorating with faux flowers Author: Style At Home

Flower Arranging
Mar 12, 2012

Decorating with faux flowers

By: Cindy Jacobelli
Flowers are a feel good accessory for any room. Contrasting colours add a nice pop, while complementary ones offer added tranquility. But let’s be honest. Keeping up a constant rotation of fresh flowers is demanding on your time and your wallet.

So why not consider an assortment of faux flowers? Sure – there was a time when they were faux pas. But they’ve come a long way. Many of today’s options are so realistic and beautiful, it’s hard to believe you don’t work full time just to tend to them. That level of realism means they’ll bring charm and grace to any room you put them in without compromising your sense of style. Of course, the best ones can be pricey. But when you consider the time, effort and money involved in keeping fresh ones around, it seems a stress-free way to add some happy to your home.
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Phaelanopsis white orchid
An orchid’s simplicity has an immediately calming effect. But they can be tricky to care for. Get the benefit of its beauty without having to fret over its health with this fabulous floral arrangement. Crate and Barrel, $62.62. fauxflowers-red.jpg
Bougainvillea bouquet
The beautiful blooms of this bouquet are hard to resist. Native to South America, the real thing has woody, thorny vines that grow up to 12 metres tall. Try this less prickly and much easier to tend faux version instead. Just place and enjoy! Horchow, $425 USD. fauxflowers-stems.jpg
Silk ranunculus
These sweet silk stems are a simple way to brighten up entryways, pretty powder rooms or breakfast bars. They even come with acrylic ‘water’ to bolster the illusion that they’re real. Etsy, $25.66. fauxflowers-sun.jpg
Sunflower bunches
Bring a little sunshine to any room on the cloudiest day with these sunflower bunches. Whether in tall vases or laid out loosely in antique wicker baskets by a door, they’ll make you feel good when grey weather’s got you down. Crate and Barrel, $33.78. fauxflowers-pink.jpg
Faux dogwood branch
This realistic rustic branch with its delicate petals is the perfect way to breathe life into an open space. Put it on a table to fill a blank wall or place it by a big window to make it feel like an extension of the outdoors. Pottery Barn, $59.41. fauxflowers-yellow.jpg
Fine silk floral arrangement
Reminiscent of a small bridal bouquet, this petite white and green bouquet packs a punch with its use of size and texture. It comes in faux water too, so it looks like you’re always on top of your game when it comes to tending to your florals! Etsy, $102.63. fauxflowers-green.jpg
Classic greens
This faux flower arrangement looks anything but! Its full richness demands a place of prominence in your room. Guests are bound to wonder how you find the time to keep them looking so lush. Horchow, $445 USDfauxflowers-style.jpg
Peony stems
Softly coloured and utterly romantic, these faux peonies are a great alternative to fresh flowers. Whether coupled throughout the house or clustered together on the dining table, they’ll make you feel good after a long hard day. Pottery Barn, $10.11.
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Decorating with faux flowers