Do you love the outdoors? You may spend your days planning camping trips or gardening. So why don’t you bring that love of nature inside?
Natural touches, like floor plants and flower arrangements, go a long way to add color and interest to any room. But remembering to water real plants can be a hassle. Before you know it, it’s been days since they’ve had water and they’re starting to wilt.
Artificial flowers are a great substitution for the real thing. But, don’t just buy any fake flowers – you’ll want to find ones that look as natural as possible.
Do you want to know how you can do this? Keep reading to find out more.
1. Go with Realistic Colors
The most important thing to remember when buying faux flowers is to stick with realistic colors. When you fill your arrangement with unnatural colors, like black roses or blue peonies, it begins to look gaudy.
Look at Cali Bouquet, or hit your local florist. Pick out what flowers you want to use and take note of what colors they come in. Try to pick flowers in the same color family and choose no more than 2-3 different colors for a beautiful and realistic palette.
2. Pay Attention to Texture
Don’t just stop at colors when you’re researching flowers. Texture is another important element to consider when purchasing fake flowers.
Look at the petals, as well as the leaves, stems, and center. You’ll want every aspect to mimic the texture of the real thing. If your artificial flowers have thick, glossy leaves when the real flower has more subtle leaves, your guests will be able to tell something is off with the whole arrangement.
This may seem like a boring step to some, but it can be interesting learning about your favorite types of flowers. Plus, learning something new is a great way to stay happy and healthy.
3. Add Some Greenery
Have your past arrangements missed the mark? You may have found quality silk flowers with realistic textures and colors but were still unhappy with the result.
Adding a touch of greenery is an often overlooked, but important, aspect of creating fake flower centerpieces that look real. A few extra leaves can make all the difference.
4. Be Careful with Clear Vases
Do you want to use a clear vase for your faux flowers? If done correctly, this can complete the illusion and have your guests thinking your home was filled with real flowers.
It all starts with the faux flowers you buy. Cheap artificial flowers often come in a bundle. Each flower stem connects and forms one, thick stem.
However, this isn’t what flowers look like in nature. Instead, opt for flowers with their own stem — making sure it looks nearly natural in color and texture. Then fill the vase with DIY fake water to give the illusion that your silk flowers are real.
Decorating with Artificial Flowers
If you want to bring more color into your home, you may want to create a floral arrangement. Artificial flowers are the best no-maintenance alternative to the real deal. Just follow our tips for creating realistic and chic artificial floral arrangements.
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