If you aren't good at maintaining real flowers and pots, we have the perfect solution for you! There are endless choices for decorating your house with no-fuss faux flowers that can be displayed indoors and outdoors.
Artificial flowers are one of the most versatile pieces of home decor. They can be placed in any room to brighten the vibe. They can be decorated in several ways, with DIY vases, hanging creepers, and so on. And, if you preserve them well enough, you can even trick your guests into thinking that they are real.
However, homeowners often avoid artificial flowers because they fade after a few months. Luckily, there are several ways to increase the longevity of these faux flowers and keep them looking fresh.
In today's blog, we will explore tips for decorating with artificial flowers and how you can re-use faux flowers for months without replacing them!
Tips For Decorating With Artificial Flowers
1. Pick flowers that look real
The most important rule is to pick faux flowers that closely resemble the real ones. You can use seasonal and locally blooming flowers, which is a great way of tricking house guests into believing that they are real flowers.
One of the unique ways of decorating with faux foliage is by using them as climbers. If you have an empty wall, you can try laddering the artificial foliage, and this will bring attention to your wall and fill up dull spaces.
3. Go for bright colors instead of pastel ones.
Pastel-colored flowers not only look fake, but they also get dirty pretty easily. To avoid that, go for brighter petals and striking colors. Don't be afraid of choosing indigo, bright reds, violets, yellow, and so on.
How To Increase The Longevity of Artificial Faux Flowers?
Dust them regularly
Like any other decor object in the house, even faux flowers can collect dust. If you want them to look bright and vivid, make sure you dust them regularly. All you will need is a feather duster or a cloth.
If you spot hard-to-reach areas, you can use a hairdryer to clean off the excess dust or invest in a can of compressed air.
Clean with soap and water
A feather duster won't do the trick once you have had the faux flowers for quite a while. You may need to wash them properly. An easy and effective way to do so is by wiping down the artificial flowers and foliage with a moistened cloth with soapy water. Make sure you clean thoroughly, including the stems and the sides. After you rinse them off, allow them to air dry.
Keep them away from direct sunlight.
The most important thing about increasing the longevity of artificial flowers is keeping them away from direct sunlight or heat. Although the color and the pigment used in these faux flowers are vibrant, they can fade with time. To delay the fading process, keep them away from heat and sun rays.
This is one of the reasons why you should never place faux flowers near windows. Windows are for real flowers and foliage, not artificial ones.
Cover them with UV resistant spray
If you want to go the extra mile and preserve these faux flowers, you can cover them with UV-resistant spray. Look for a clear UV-resistant spray that is compatible with the flower material. Lay them on a newspaper and spray in sweeping motions from 12 inches away. Make sure you don't spray too close or directly on the flower.
Buy silk/plastic flowers
If you want your faux flowers to last longer, you should invest in silk or plastic flowers. Paper faux flowers are more fragile than silk and plastic ones, and they can wither in the wind or become dirty beyond preservation. On the other hand, silk and plastic flowers are easier to maintain and have better longevity.
If you want your faux flowers to look like real flowers, buying silk ones is better than plastic foliage.
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