Florals work wonders in the home — adding a pop of colour to your living areas, while injecting beautifully fresh scents, not to mention encouraging your artistic side with the challenge of creating your own bouquets.
Faux arrangements, however, have climbed in popularity in recent times, with many design fanatics opting for dried or artificial bunches instead. Here are a few reasons why introducing faux flowers to your home could be the best interior decision you ever make…
1. They’re always ‘in season’
One of the main flaws of fresh bunches is that you are sometimes unable to access your preferred species — such as peonies, tulips, and roses — all year round.
Faux arrangements are available from January to December, and will continue to look brand new, no matter how long you keep them around for.
2. No allergic reactions
If you tend to suffer with allergies, you may be forced to avoid fresh flowers in the house altogether.
Thanks to faux arrangements, you can keep this beautiful feature without the fear of a flare up!
3. Spot the difference
Some luxury artificial bunches are so realistic that you can’t actually tell the difference! By closely mimicking textures, shapes, and colours while presented in a water-like substance, they really do look like the real deal.
4. They can live anywhere
Wherever you choose to place your vase around the home — from the bathroom windowsill to the sun-soaked conservatory — you can rest assured your florals won’t dry out or wither due to excess moisture or sunlight.
In contrast with the fresh alternative, artificial flowers are also extremely hardy throughout the colder months when the heating is on full whack.
5. Repurpose your wedding flowers
If you’re considering a dried wedding arrangement, you will have the added benefit of displaying them in your home for years to come as a lovely reminder of your special day.
Alternatively, many companies offer a bouquet preservation service, so you can freeze your flowers after the big day as a memento.
6. The pet-friendly option
Some plant and flower species can be harmful to your furry friends, so artificial bunches can be a welcome alternative when keeping the aesthetic appeal of fresh, without the worry of causing serious harm to your pets.