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I am obsessed with interiors at the moment. We are in the process of just finishing our bedroom, and starting on my writing/blogging room, so this is probably why. The room we are about to start was my office when I had my business, but I dont want to call it my office any more as that makes me think of the stressful/restricted life I escaped haha! (what can I call it? “Creative space” sounds a bit poncy, any ideas?) Anyway, I thought I would share a couple of interiors posts with you over the coming months, so you can see the progress. This house has certainly been a work in progress!!
Flowers make me happy. They can be a beautiful focal point on a dining table, add softness to a bedroom or give splashes of colour to neutral decor. I just love them. It can be expensive buying fresh flowers each week or so though, especially if you like a couple of rooms to have flowers in. My eldest son is also very sensitive to fresh flowers as he suffers badly with hayfever. Having a couple of vases full in the front room is like torture to him. I started looking for gorgeous, realistic fake flowers a while back, as I wanted my bedroom to have a couple of vases full all the time. Fake flowers, I know, have a bit of a stigma attached to them, but I think they have come a long way. You don’t have to settle for bright, garish coloured stiff falsies anymore.
Inspired by a blog post full of beautiful faux blooms I came across on an interiors site (I tried desperately to re-find the site so I could share it) while browsing for office inspiration, I thought I would share with you a few of my favourites, and where I think does amazing fake blooms.
I absolutely love peonies, and I think these ones from Hannah Halfpennie look particularly realistic. Just as beautiful as the flowers themselves, is the way they arrive. Securely boxed up, the flowers come wrapped in brown paper and pink tissue paper, just like a traditional bunch. Such a nice touch
These pretty carnations are an absolute bargain, and perfect for blog/instagram photo props. I also like single stems of them in little bud vases on my kitchen or bathroom windowsill. The detail in the petals look so real. They are from Ikea and an absolute steal at just £1 each.
These stems of Eucalyptus are just fab. They are also HUGE! I bought these to put in amongst other blooms, or just to have an arrangement of greenery in a simple vase. They were from Home Sense and a bargain at just £1.99 per stem. Im going to go back and grab a couple more as I want to cut one down to smaller stems. I love them.
Hydrangea’s are another of my favourite flowers. I love that you can have just two or three of them in a vase and they make a statement. I love these in my mercury silver vase in my bedroom. I think they add softness and prettiness. These are from Berry’s and Grey, one of my absolute favourite shops. I buy online from them all the time, but its on my wish list to visit the shop in person very soon!
Iv also seen lots of lovely falsies on Etsy, but not bought any from there yet. Its definitely worth a look though.
What do you think of false flowers? Have you found any amazing ones?