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5 Tips for Decorating Your Home With Fake Flowers

Flowers make for a wonderful addition to any décor, whether they are potted plants or fresh-cut blooms from your garden, the farmer’s market, or your favorite local florist. They fill your home with brilliant color, appealing scents, and a beautiful slice of nature within your four walls. Of course, there are also drawbacks to peppering your home with living blooms. For one thing, purchasing fresh flowers can really eat into your budget, while growing them in your garden is a lot of work. As for keeping potted plants, you must water and care for them year round. Even though you love the look of living flowers, you may be keen to get the same decorating power without all the associated hassles. In this case, you should definitely consider switching to fake flowers that need never be replaced. Here are just a few tips for the homemaker that prefers to use faux blooms.

  1. Real versus fake. So you’ve decided to decorate with fake flowers; now all you have to decide is how real you want them to look. If you’ve started looking online at all for fake blooms to purchase, you’ve no doubt come to the realization that all fake flowers are not created equal. Not only do they come in a wide variety of colors, configurations, and materials, but the prices can also vary widely. And the type of flower you want to emulate and the expense you’re willing to take on could play a significant role in just how realistic your blooms look. On the other hand, you might be keen to decorate specifically with flowers that look fake, in which case you could end up saving some cost.

  2. Location. Before you start looking for flower arrangements to purchase, you might want to think about where you’re going to place this pretty décor. Perhaps you want a large statement piece in your foyer. Or maybe you’d like something to grace your dinner table or sideboard. You could also place small bouquets in guest rooms, or even hang bunches above door frames or family photos. This may affect the type, size, and variety of fake flowers you purchase.

  3. DIY paper blooms. You might have noticed that paper blooms, both realistic and artistic in nature, have become fairly popular for events and as permanent home décor. But you don’t necessarily need to spend an arm and a leg to have a company create these for you. It turns out that with little more than a few supplies from the craft store, you can make your own professional looking paper flowers. You’ll probably want a die cutter and some flowery plates, as well as stiff paper in a variety of colors and patterns, tacks, pipe cleaners (or wire), and perhaps some craft glue depending on your preferred method of assembly. However, you could also make do with scissors and paper from magazines or old books, or with tissue paper, for example. The possibilities are endless for the crafty, DIY florist.

  4. Silk flowers. There’s just no denying that silk flowers tend to be the most attractive and realistic looking products when it comes to fake blooms. So if your goal is to make people wonder if your plants are real (at least until they get up close), this is certainly the way to go. Of course, it may also be the most expensive option, but think about how much you spend on fresh flowers now and you might see it as a wise investment.

  5. Making arrangements. Once you’ve got your flowers, you’ll simply have to decide how to arrange them. And if you need some help, check out tutorials online (there’s a whole art form to it), pick up a book on the subject, or simply look at some of the many samples available on photo-sharing social sites like Pinterest.