How to Decorate with Faux Flowers

Creative Ways to Incorporate Faux Florals in Your Home Decor

By Interior Designer, TRACY SVENDSEN | Published June 11, 2023 | 

How to Decorate with Faux Flowers:  Flowers are a timeless and classic addition to any home decor. But let’s face it: fresh flowers can be expensive and require constant care. That’s where faux florals come in!

Not only are they more affordable and low-maintenance, but they also come in various styles and colors that fit any design aesthetic. This article will explore creative ways to incorporate faux florals into your home decor.

From creating a stunning centerpiece to adding a pop of color to a dull corner, these ideas will inspire you to take your home decor to the next level. So, whether you’re an avid DIYer or just looking for some simple ideas to spruce up your home, keep reading to discover how you can incorporate faux florals into your home decor in a fun and unique way. Feature image above courtesy of The Faux Flower Company 

Benefits of Using Faux Flowers in Home Decor

Decorating with faux greenery and florals can be an excellent way to bring life and color to your home without worrying about the upkeep of natural plants. They are also available in various styles and colors to match any decor style.

Faux flowers are fast gaining popularity, and there are obvious benefits to these low-maintenance artificial blooms – they provide instant decoration, they’re cost-effective, and if you can’t keep your indoor plants alive or travel often, faux ones are the best option. 

While bringing the outside in is preferable to filling your home with fresh flowers and plants, there’s no denying that faux blooms can provide the perfect finishing touch. The quality of artificial flowers has improved significantly since they first came out on the market. More than ever, modern faux florals look and feel like natural blooms, from velvety silk flowers to colorful arrangements.

Artificial flowers also provide an opportunity to create unique designs for different occasions or changes of season. You can use white hydrangeas with lilacs and fresh lavender stalks for spring arrangements. Repurpose the faux hydrangeas and combine them with real yellow or orange azaleas and citrus fruits for a summer table centerpiece. Likewise, for Christmas, add pine clippings, red berries, and pinecones for holiday cheer. 

Decorating with Faux Florals | Tracy Svendsen Design
Decorating with Faux Flowers | Tracy Svendsen Design

Primary Benefits of Using Faux Flowers

1. Cost-effective: Faux florals are more affordable than fresh flowers and can last for years, making them a cost-effective option for home decor.

2. Low-maintenance: Unlike fresh flowers, faux florals do not require constant watering and maintenance. They can easily be dusted and cleaned with a damp cloth.

3. Versatile: Faux florals come in various styles, colors, and sizes, making them a versatile option for home decor. They can be used in multiple ways to add color and life to any space.

4. Long-lasting: Faux florals can last for years, making them an excellent investment for home decor. They can also be easily updated to match seasonal or design changes.

Faux Floral Decorating Ideas
Faux Floral Decorating Ideas

How to Decorate with Faux Flowers | Faux Florals Keep Your Home Updated & Looking Fresh
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Faux Floral Decorating Ideas

Here are a few tips to help you integrate faux florals into your decor:

1. Choose High-Quality Faux Florals 

Highly realistic flowers are worth purchasing to achieve a stunning display, whether you have fresh flowers or not. To get that illusion of life-like blooms, look for premium silk as the primary material for your arrangement.

Polyester florals are also another excellent choice. Your choice of flowers should resemble the colors found in real blooms as much as possible. No real-life bloom is ever all one color, so faux floral arrangements should mimic that same concept. High-quality, high-end flowers are hand-painted or dyed, resulting in realistic coloring. 

Faux Floral Arrangement Ideas
Faux Floral Arrangement Ideas

How to Decorate with Faux Flowers 
Image courtesy of Afloral

High-quality silk peonies in various shades are paired with roses and peony buds in cream to create this pretty pastel bouquet.

2. How to Decorate with Faux Flowers | Mix and Match Different Types of Faux Florals 

Get creative and mix and match different types of faux florals to create a unique and personalized arrangement. Consider floral arrangements that feature neutral shades so you can easily combine them with other colors. The sky is the limit here, as there is a broad range of hues to choose from.

How to Create Faux Floral Arrangements

How to Decorate with Faux Flowers | Shades of Blue & White
Image courtesy of Balsam Hill Seasonal Florals & Greenery

3. Select Fresh Flowers as an Accent 

Consider incorporating natural blooms that complement your faux arrangement to create a seamless and natural look while adding texture. Pick seasonal flowers, showcase their vivid colors, or use a minimalist palette, then emphasize symmetry with different flower bud shapes.

Remember that real flowers rarely stand straight up; they tend to have slight curves in their stems. Curve the stems of your faux flowers to let them stand like real flowers. Whatever season or occasion, decorating with flowers is one of the easiest ways to brighten a space. If your favorite florals are out of season, create a beautiful floral display by combining artificial and real flowers. 

How to Decorate with Faux Florals

How to Decorate with Faux Flowers | Spring/Summer Floral Arrangement
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4. Add Some Greenery to Fill in the Gaps 

Adding faux greenery, such as ivy or ferns, can help make your faux florals look more realistic and add depth to your arrangement. Add volume by inserting trimmings from artificial plants to balance the structure of the display and create a canvas where the colors of your blooms will stand out.

How to Decorate with Faux Florals | Artificial Floral Arrangement
How to Decorate with Faux Florals | Artificial Floral Arrangement

How to Decorate with Faux Florals & Greenery
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5. Use a Variety of Containers

Show off your gorgeous faux florals in various containers, such as vases, ceramic planters, glass jars, and baskets. Choose containers that complement your decor and the style of your faux florals. Using the right shape vase for the flowers will also make a real difference to the look of the display.

How to Decorate with Faux Florals

Faux Wild Raspberry Spray in Two-Tone Plum with Marsala Tones
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A striking arrangement made with Afloral Wild Raspberry Sprays, Smoky Lavender Roses, Faux Lilacs, and Italian Ruscus for greenery.

How to Decorate with Faux Florals

Cream Silk Flower Poppies
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A faux floral arrangement made with Afloral Cream Silk Flower Poppies, Pink Mauve Dried Roses, Weathered Look Artificial Berry Branch, and Dill Wildflowers in Pink.

6. Use Flowers in Seasonal Colors 

Use nature as inspiration to reflect the seasonal color palette. Use pastels in spring, bright hues in summer, warm shades of yellow, red, and orange in fall, and festive red tones in winter.

7. Change it Up

Feel free to switch out your faux florals seasonally or whenever you need a change. This can help keep your decor fresh and interesting.