From peonies to orchids, roses, succulents and lilies, all these flowers and more can help brighten and add color and interest to a home.
Gone are the days of dusty, dingy artificial flowers. These days, artificial flowers can be a welcomed alternative, especially for those who are looking for long-lasting color, low maintenance and longevity.
When considering using artificial flowers, here are some tips to keep in mind to make the most of your selections.
l Consider using artificial flowers in a residence that is not full time. Artificial flowers are an ideal choice for weekend or vacation homes.
l Look for quality. Higher quality artificial florals will likely lead to a more realistic look.
l Consider using smaller artificial arrangements in areas such as bedroom nightstands and coffee tables.
Consider infusing color using artificial flowers. Colors such as red, pink and green can add a pop of color to a space.
l Be careful with pets. Animals may be attracted to artificial leaves and blooms, posing a potential danger.
l Place artificial flowers near heat such as heaters or candles as they will likely melt.
l Dismiss using white flowers. White flowers are a staple of many interior designers looking to add flowers as part of creating a neutral palette.
l Ignore the opportunity to add greenery through the use of artificial trees.
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l Overdo it. While there may be a temptation to use artificial flowers in multiple ways in the same room, they can be most powerful in some instances when used/mixed in a space with the presence of real trees and floral arrangements.
l Only consider florals and blooms in your artificial arrangements. Succulents can serve as the foundation for a modern, classic look.