Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Faking it with Florals

I once read in a home decor magazine that you should have something living in every room - whether it be a pet, a plant, or freshly cut florals. I am such a fan of having fresh flowers in our home but at the same time I just can't bring myself to purchase them weekly. It just seems like such a frivolous expense at times not to mention having to care for them along with the rest of our household! Over the years, I've found a number of faux arrangements that I really love as part of our decor.

This little arrangement came from Target years ago and is on the built-ins in our living room. I love the softness it adds and its definitely nice that I never have to climb way up there to water it. I love arrangements that mix together a variety of different textures in a fun vase or planter.

I think these pink peonies complement the living plant on the left so nicely on the antique desk in our guest room. I have a couple of this-sized arrangements for the bedrooms in our house. They're just a nice little something to fill an empty space with a pop of color and I really like that they have the acrylic water for a more natural look. I think that even faux florals really add some cheer to a space.

Probably my favorite faux plant in our house is the fiddle-leaf fig in our dining room. I wanted one for so long and had seen some truly beautiful natural ones at a couple nurseries in town but the space that would be perfect for it didn't get the right light. That is probably my favorite thing about sneaking artificial plants into your decor - you can definitely get away with less than ideal conditions.

Speaking of hard to care for plants, I have never been any good at keeping orchids alive. I've done my research and watered them diligently with ice cubes to no avail. Yet, I think they are so pretty and love how they can add height to a space. They also seem to be such a graceful plant. This one is in our bathroom by our soaker tub.

This peony and fern arrangement is my newest addition and I have it on our kitchen table. It was gifted to me by Silk Plants Direct and I have been so pleased with its quality. I was a little skeptical when they contacted me asking to review one of their arrangements because I usually purchase decor like this from HomeGoods so that I can see and touch it in person but I had been looking for something new for this space for the longest time. It has the acrylic water that I like for a more natural look and I love the combination of the peonies and ferns. It feels very Southern to me. They have hundreds and hundreds of arrangements to choose from if you are ever looking for something hard to find in a very reasonable price point and it arrived very carefully packaged. 

When the weather starts to warm up, I like mixing in a few fresh blooms in our kitchen, dining room, and in a vase on our coffee table. Do you like decorating with florals in your space? Do you stick to the real deal or add in a few faux arrangements to "fake it?"

Thank you to Silk Plants Direct and Commercial Palm Trees for sponsoring this post. 


  1. I totally agree, plants really liven a room up! I'd love to add more to my house.

  2. I've never been one for fake flowers, but they've gotten so much more natural-looking in recent years. I've been at hotels and restaurants before with fake arrangements so nice that I have to touch the petals to know they're fake!


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