Now, more than ever, everyone wants a beautiful home. And what better way to brighten up any space than adding a stunning arrangement of flowers. But in this economy, buying fresh flowers weekly is not realistic to some people. Not to mention the chore of cleaning up old dried blooms, when you even get around to it. Luckily, there is an easy solution: artificial flowers. No more allergies from pollen in your house, no more sad wilted flowers, and no need to spend extra money. Artificial flowers, when cared for correctly, can last for years to come; and with the proper arranging they make just as beautiful an impact as real live flowers. Read on for BIRCHCITY’s eight tips on styling artificial flowers in your home.
1.Choose a good container
Vases–baskets–ceramic pots: these are just a few examples of containers you can use to style your artificial floral arrangements. Using the right container for your situation will make a real difference. Think about how the container will complement both the arrangement and your existing decor. And a general rule of thumb: each flower stem should be no longer than two times the height of the container.
2.Bend the stems
Whether you are going for a more natural look or something more stylized, take advantage of artificial flowers’ ability to be bent and manipulated to suit your design. Artificial flowers can look stiff right out of the box, but with some adjustments, and a bit of fiddling, they can look beautiful.
3. Keep it simple
Don’t over-complicate your design. Floral arrangements look best when they are kept simple: stick to one theme or color palette. This will bring an elegant, relaxing feel to a room without being too overbearing.
4.Add water to the vase
If your container is clear, add water. This alone will take your artificial floral arrangement to the next level. Paint the stems with a water-proof coating or clear nail polish to protect the artificial flower.
5. Odd numbers
When designing your artificial floral arrangement, use an odd number of blooms. Because an odd number gives you an even amount of flowers on either side while still having one central statement bloom, it is more pleasing to the eye.
6. Use flowers that are in season
Although this is more of an old-fashioned sentiment, it is still worth mentioning. When styling artificial flowers, thinking about what flowers are currently in-season is a great way to achieve that realistic look. For example, daisies are spring flowers, so it would look strange to display artificial daisies in November.
7. Store in plastic bags
When not in use, store artificial flowers in plastic containers with plastic bags over the blooms. This keeps each bloom dust free and clean but won’t get crushed. When you bring your artificial flowers out of storage, they are all always going to require a little fluffing and bending of the stems. This way, your artificial flowers will keep long and you’ll be able to use them for years to come.
8. Think volume
Whether you are creating a giant bouquet arrangement or a single stem display, volume is extremely important. Design with a silhouette in mind: how will your arrangement complement the space?
With just a little bit of time, creativity, and style you can create a stunning arrangement of artificial flowers for your home that will last all season long.