“Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.’’
Real flowers are expensive to purchase, but sadly they cannot remain with us for too long. Original blooms are elegant, sophisticated, and stunning, but they lost all these features with a day or two. Because of these issues, people use artificial or faux flowers as a replacement for original blooms. Still, their tacky and dusty looks make you disappointed.
Nothing can beautify your home with colorful charm like the gorgeous and mesmerizing fresh-cut flowers. Unfortunately, refilling vases with fresh blooms every week can add up quickly, tearing a sunflower-sized hole in your decorating budget. But nothing to worry about! There are plenty of inexpensive, low-maintenance ways to integrate beautiful, long-lasting flowers into your home décor.
Now, you can ditch these faux blooms and brighten your space with one of these low-maintenance, gorgeous fresh flower alternatives instead.
· DRIED FLOWERS:
Dried or preserved plants are the best way preserved blooms that remain longer than their fresh counterparts. However, not every flower looks appropriate while dried, and it's crucial to follow the right drying techniques to keep away from brown-tinted or moldy blooms. Baby's breath, Hydrangea, Lavender, Statice, Yarrow, and blue thistle are top-notch choices. These flowers can keep their natural shape and appearance. The bright color of these dried flowers while and remains for months or maybe years in a clean, non-humid environment. These flowers can also become a cheap and better replacement for plastic-y faux flowers.
· COTTON STEMS:
To create an effortless farmhouse aesthetic looks, you just need to grab a few bunches of cotton stems from the farmer's market. Cotton stems bring a breath or rural life inside your home. These are simply great to use as wedding centrepieces, home décor, or a memorable gift for your family or friend as a symbol of purity, nature, and beauty. These cotton stems are inexpensive, 100 percent natural, and make a gorgeous statement with long-lasting qualities.
· SOLA WOOD FLOWERS:
Technically these are not original blooms, and you can add these in faux flowers category as well. Sola wood flowers are the blooms made from natural wood. The bark of the balsa tree is shaved and converted into thin sheets. These thin sheets are converted into different flower petals and then combined to create sola wood flowers. This entire process is handmade and needs no machines to create these flowers. This is the reason that every single sola wood flower has a unique appearance similar to the original blooms. These are easy to dye and can be colored in any natural or artificial tone of colors.
The best thing about these sola wood blooms is that you can never differentiate between original flowers and theses in a way fake flower unless you touch these blooms. These are eco-friendly flowers with biodegradable features, and this property makes these flowers stand in a real durable flowers category.
It is incredibly satisfying to see succulent blooms. Succulents are a group of plants that are considered hard life. They have thick and fleshy leaves that store water and they don't like a lot of humidity and tend to thrive in dry climates. They do not need a lot of water to survive and usually depend upon the stored water and nutrients in their leaves.
Succulents are low-maintenance, super trendy plants that can survive virtually in all conditions for year-round. These succulents can be kept as interior décor for your home, and there is no need to hire a plant sitter for these hardy blooms. Additionally, a succulent plant often costs less than single silk or leather flower stem. Simply arrange in sandy soil and place next to a bright, sunny window and enjoy their natural beauty.
STEMS AND STICKS:
You can never consider it a floral arrangement. Still, to enhance the grace and aesthetic beauty of your home, this arrangement contributes a lot. Dry sticks and stems as decorative branches are about as low-maintenance as it gets. You just need to drop them in a pretty vase, arrange them in style, and you're done. Choose ornamental types such as pussy willow, birch, lichen or driftwood curly willow covered varieties for a polished look.
As sola wood flowers, paper flowers are also fake flowers. Still, in terms of affordability, durability, and aesthetic beauty, these blooms have their own class. Bright and sizeable DIY paper flowers add a fun and youthful look to your home environment. Their unique and artistic looks make paper flowers an ideal alternative to plastic and silk flowers.
What do you think about creating a unique look for your home interior by displaying different shades of a coffee berry in vessels of different height?
It is an undeniable fact that at the end of the day, nothing can replace the smell, look, and feel of fresh-cut flowers. If you are madly in love with original blooms than fortunately, there is a variety of blooms that can last even for two weeks if properly maintained. Orchids, Rich-scented coffee berry, Eucalyptus, Chrysanthemums and zinnias are the popular long-lasting varieties, and these look simply great when displayed in bunches. Of course, they are expensive but still can satisfy your love for real blooms at least for two weeks or more. To extend their life span, arrange flower stems loosely in a clean vase, cut stems at an angle and replace the water every two days.
LONG LASTING INDOOR PLANTS:
Try shade-loving indoor plants to decorate your house interior, the options are endless when it comes to low-maintenance house plants.
If it is still hard for you to decide the best option for your home interior, then you can make a big statement by transforming your favorite blooms into unique, large-scale home decor. Try some upside-down flower pots, oversized macro flower prints, or sculptured planters. It is totally up to your imaginations that how do you find remarkable and creative ways to display flowers year-round in a big way.