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Faking it – Beautiful Blooms for your home

June 9, 2017

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?

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21 responses to “Faking it – Beautiful Blooms for your home”

  1. Natasha says:

    I love Berry and Greys, got some beautiful roses. And like you not gone to their store but will soon. Love the pics !

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Oh have you. I looked at the roses, I like the blush ones. Its lethal browsing that site isnt it. I could spend a fortune! Thanks for stopping by xx

  2. You have found some good un’s! I need to get some fake flowers 🙂

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Thanks Emma. Its hard to find ones that look realistic without paying a small fortune isnt it. Let me know if you find any must haves xxx

  3. Oriana says:

    I learned to love fake flowers, since my boyfriend (who I live with) is allergic to them ! By the way I have the exact same peonies from Hannah Halfpennie, except mine are from wish and costed 5 € 😉

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Noooooooo! You need to tell me about this Wish??? I need more peonies in my life. Fake flowers really can look amazing cant they! Thanks for reading xxx

      • Oriana says:

        Oh I just realized that I completely forgot to answer, sorry ! Wish is a Chinese app/website that sells everything at very low prices, BUT : since everything is produced in China you can only trust the customer’s comments and not the description or pictures, and the shipment can take 1 to 3 months (if it never arrives you can ask for a full refund). Also don’t buy electronics, they never work, but everything else is fine 😊 Here are your peonies by the way ! : https://www.wish.com/search/peonies#cid=59119330c8fbb22f03b29c88

  4. Traveling Shana says:

    It’s amazing how far they’ve come with creating artificial flowers to appear realistic I’ve tried incorporating them into my decor, however, my floral arrangement skills are severely lacking…

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Hi Shana, thanks for visiting! I agree, they really are better now. I tend to be a little ocd with the arrangement, but that certainly dosen’t guarantee they look fab everytime!

  5. I feel like I’ll be one of those people who only have fake flowers in the house when I move out haha! These look beautiful too, not plasticy at all. Can’t believe I hadn’t seen this post earlier! xx

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Ahhh thanks for reading my lovely xx. Yes I had a real bad attitude towards fake flowers, thinking they were always cheap and fake looking. Iv actually seen some fab ones in HomeScense lately too. Really reasonable. I may venture back there at some point…….

  6. Blush and Brews says:

    I love this! I really need to get some for my home. I love having flowers around, but it feels like throwing money away to buy real ones, plus I can’t keep potted flowers alive to save my life. I’m going to look into this! Thank you!

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      You are so welcome, glad it was of use. I picked up some gorgeous green foliage stems in Homesense a couple of weeks ago, just £1.50 each and they look so real! Its a great way of having pretty flowers around without the cost isnt it. Thank you for reading xxx

  7. Wow these are really beautiful…they look so real…you definitely found some good ones.

  8. wow these are so beautiful…they look so real..you definitely found some good ones.

  9. Oh my goodness Kerry this is the best idea for a post! I LOVE having fresh flowers around the house, it must be a blogger thing! Lol but like you say it’s expensive, those peonies are stunning, I can’t believe their fake!!! I NEED to pick some up!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

    • kerrylifeandloves says:

      Ahh thank you! Im so glad you enjoyed it. They are fab flowers. I did see on someones Instagram stories earlier, that Next have some stunning faux peonies at the moment. They look so real! Might be worth a look xxx

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