We’ve made it past Valentine’s Day and spring is right around the corner! Although with all the snow and ice in many parts, it still seems just out of reach. I’m starting to add some touches of spring decor around the house. It makes our home feel more bright and cheery with some splashes of color! One way I love to give the house a spring feel is with fresh flowers, but they don’t last and it can get kinda pricey! Enter…faux flowers!
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I really do love some fresh flowers. When we lived in our last home we had several peony bushes along the side of our house. They varied in color from light pink to white to burgundy. And they were GORGEOUS. The kids and I would go out and cut several stems to bring in the house and display in vases throughout. The only downside was the ants that came in with them!
We have some beautiful flowering plants and trees at our new home, as well. We have a magnolia tree and tulips and rose bushes. But these only last for a season so I wanted a solution for affordable flowers when I can’t get them for free from my backyard!
I recently followed Emily @handmadefarmhouse on Instagram (she also has a blog – check her out here!) and she had the prettiest flowers in her photos! I wondered what in the world her secret was. And then she shared that they were faux! They looked so real in the pictures! I decided to check them out and found several options on Amazon. I read the reviews and people were going on and on about how real they looked and felt. They were affordable and you get several in an order.
I ended up ordering two bunches of tulips, one in pink and one in a blush color. Wow. I am amazed at how far they’ve come with faux flowers! Those reviews were no joke! These flowers look and FEEL real. They come packaged like a real bouquet of flowers and they are so pretty!
Tips for Styling
They came tied with some twine and you could leave them like that to display next to some vintage books on your coffee table or on a bookshelf.
You can purchase several bunches in complementary colors and mix them together to create some contrast. Lay them inside a basket in a spray over the side or in a vintage toolbox.
You can also display them in a vase. Even the stems look real enough that you can get away with glass if you choose. If you decide to place them in a vase, arrange them in a way that real flowers naturally fall for a more authentic look.
Don’t do this:
Oh and ignore my unfinished buffet. I had planned on sharing it with you this week but I was indecisive on new knobs and then the ones I settled on are at Hobby Lobby and are not currently part of the half off sale. I refuse to pay full price so it may be another week or two before that complete reveal!
Overall I am thrilled with the faux flowers! They do have a strong smell when you first open them so you may want to air them out. I am planning on trying some other varieties, as well. Maybe some hydrangeas or peonies!
Thanks for hanging out with me today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
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