We love to come home to a beautiful bunch of flowers. They add an inviting, fresh feel to any space. But, if you’re anything like me, you don’t have time to keep refreshing them and certain times of the year they can get really pricey.
These days Faux florals are more realistic and beautiful than ever before. Some come with latex petals or real-touch elements that make them feel like real blooms. Some of you may be cringing, but trust us; they are so much more realistic than the ones Grandma had.
- Good value for money. They last forever! You can buy a few arrangements and swap them around your home. Better yet I got this fabulous idea from another blog to convince a few friends to swap them over each month.
- You aren’t restricted by seasons like you are when selecting real florals. You can get what you want, when you want it – we all love that! Especially if you have a favourite you always want to have in your home or office.
- It’s not only flowers – There are faux plants, trees and plants too! I’ve got amazing Olive and Lemon trees. You can place them anywhere without wondering if they are getting too much/not enough light. Better yet, they don’t harbour nasty bugs and spiders in them.
If you have a creative flair and a love of florals, we have tips and tricks to ensure you can create your own amazing arrangement.
TIPS, TRICKS AND A STEP-BY-STEP ON CREATING YOUR OWN FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
- Start with a good base: Begin with a few small branches of leafy greens to build into.
- Allow the shape of the branches to determine the shape of the bouquet. Rustic, free flowing arrangements are the trend at the moment and are so much more interesting to look at.
- Hold the flowers loosely in your hand, and continue to rotate the bunch as you add to it, particularly if it can be seen from all angles.
- Keep it simple – Everyone wants to grab all the prettiest flowers and stick them in one bouquet, but the best bouquets feature only a few knockout flowers. Use filler and greenery to accentuate and blend them.
- View your arrangement from the top and all around, and fill in any gaps.
FINISHING TIPS :
- Style each stem individually first, bend the leaves a little, fluff the petals up and trim any foliage that is sitting too low. Untidy stems are a big florist no-no.
- Use the right size and shaped vase for the arrangement. · Keep it simple, use one to two colours and some greenery.
And Voila, you have a gorgeous flower arrangement.