Artificial flowers are a no-fuss, cost-effective way to bring the look of nature into your home. While fresh flowers drop petals and last only days, faux flowers can bring years of enjoyment. Choose artificial floral stems and decorate using your own vases. Or select a vase with flowers included.
Types of Artificial Flowers
Artificial flowers come in as many types as the authentic variety. Choose blooms for any room in your home.
• Artificial roses in vases add an elegant look to entryways, bedrooms and dining areas. For a stunning centerpiece, place colorful rose buds in a long black planter. Or choose a tabletop topiary with a woven base.
• Silk floral arrangements are available in countless styles and colors to coordinate with any decor. Choose one that features tulips, daffodils or cherry blossoms for a touch of spring. White silk flowers make a dainty addition to powder rooms or guest rooms all year long.
• Silk orchids are often combined in planters with succulents for a tropical look. They make a bold statement any time of year. Place them on a hallway table or a horizontal bookcase.
• Artificial hanging flowers bring the outdoors in. Choose from hanging potted begonias, geraniums, nasturtiums or hibiscus for a summer vibe. Add them to a sunroom or breakfast nook for a dramatic effect.
How to Take Care of Artificial Flowers
Regularly dust your artificial flowers to keep them looking like new. Use cold water to clean plastic flowers in the shower or sink. Some silk flowers can be wiped clean after spraying with equal parts distilled white vinegar and water. Just test a small area first to make sure the color won’t wash out.
Place silk floral arrangements out of direct sunlight so the colors don’t yellow or fade.