Calling all DIY crafters and lovers of sustainable home decor! Spring is here and summer is coming in close behind! That means it is time to freshen up your house for the warmer months. With the weather warming up, it is time to put away the cozy, heavy blankets, the winter candles, the buffalo plaid accessories, and the holiday berry decorations. Now, it is time to decorate your house with decor that reflects the renewing energy of spring. Items such as artificial flower arrangements, colored pillows, light throws, and greenery will bring the bright colors and life of the outdoors inside your home.
This article will specifically focus on creating trendy artificial flower arrangements that you’ll be able to use year after year. Country Living has compiled an article of the most amazing fake flower arrangements. Some of the most popular fake flowers include faux orchids, wildflowers, lavender, eucalyptus, dogwood, magnolias, peonies, ranunculus, and a variety of blossom sprays. As you’re coming up with your plan for an artificial flower arrangement, use some of these ideas as inspiration! However, make sure that you’re choosing colors and styles that will look wonderful in your home space and align with your personal preferences and tastes.
Benefits of Artificial Flowers
There are many benefits that come along with using artificial flowers. Here are just a few for you to keep in mind! Be careful though, because after reading these benefits, you might not ever want to buy fresh flowers again!
Artificial flowers are much more cost-effective than fresh flowers. The cheapest artificial flowers are much more affordable than a bouquet of fresh flowers. Higher quality artificial flowers might be a little bit more expensive, but they’ll last for years to come, and won’t have to be constantly replaced like a bouquet of fresh flowers would be.
Rearrange and Reuse
Another great benefit of using artificial flower pieces is that they can be rearranged and reused. If you start with a base of greenery, such as eucalyptus and other faux fillers, you’ll be able to switch out your statement flowers depending on the season. For example, in the spring you might want to add a couple sprigs of faux blossoms to embody the blossoming trees outdoors. In the summer, you might add some wild roses, peonies, or ranunculus. In the fall, you can add darker toned flowers with some colored leaves for an autumn feel. You can even reuse your base of greenery in the winter by adding a few branches of red winter berries. If you’re ever feeling bored of an artificial arrangement that you’ve made, you can always rearrange it to freshen things up.
Most artificial flowers have great longevity and are long-lasting. If you store them carefully in a waterproof container, they could last for many years to come. If some of your artificial flowers, such as delicate dried flowers, are a bit more fragile, perhaps display them in hard-to-reach locations so they won’t be easily broken.
No Water Leaks or Debris
When you use artificial flowers for your indoor (and outdoor) arrangements, you won’t need to worry about watering your different flowers, and won’t have any water leaks as a result. You also won’t have to deal with any debris such as pollen, dirt, or wilting flower petals.
So, aren’t artificial flowers so great to use? There are so many benefits that you can enjoy, not to mention that they’re sustainable, cost-effective, and affordable. Stop going out to buy a bouquet of fresh flowers every week. Those kinds of habits can be expensive very fast!
Types of Flowers to Use
Now that you’re hooked on the idea of using artificial flowers, here are a few different types of artificial flowers that you can choose from. Each of these types of artificial flowers has its own benefits, and each type looks a little bit different. Make sure to buy the artificial flowers that will best match your style and your goal for your DIY decor projects.
Basic artificial flowers are made out of wire, clay, plastic, and have polyester fabric or latex as a base. You've probably seen this type of flower at your grandma’s house in huge, dusty arrangements. (Another important point with artificial arrangements, remember to clean them to keep them looking new and fresh!) These types of flowers come in a huge variety and imitate specific types of fresh flowers such as roses, peonies, or hydrangeas. They’re generally more affordable than other alternatives.
Silk flowers are often made similarly to polyester or latex artificial flowers, but they often look a little bit fancier and more realistic since they’re made of such a nice fabric. However, they can be a little bit pricier than artificial flowers for the same reason. Silk can be expensive, but the outcome is worth it! Many brides have even started using silk flowers for their weddings.
Dried flowers started becoming really trendy in 2020 and 2021. They come in a variety of colors, but neutral shades such as taupe, cream, tan, brown, blush, and terracotta are often the most popular shades. Dried flowers are a little bit more fragile than other options, so if you’re using them in a beautiful decoration, make sure that you keep them out of reach of curious hands.
Wood flowers are another great option for faux flowers. They’re carefully formed out of wood or other materials such as tapioca root, and resemble the shapes and styles of fresh flowers. However, they’re even better than fresh flowers because they can be dyed to match any trendy shade. So, don’t settle for second best when you’re trying to get the perfect color scheme in your house. Use perfectly dyed wood flowers! They are also formed in a variety of styles, and often come in stylistic bouquet sets that you can explore. Wood flowers are also great to use for different DIY craft projects. For example, if you want to make a flower arrangement to attach to a wreath, frame, or piece of furniture, you can buy wood flowers in bulk rather than bouquet sets. Your decorating and crafting heart will be happy when you decorate with wood flowers.