Artificial hanging baskets are an easy way to add colour and cheer to your home year round, without having to worry about maintenance. With summer fast approaching, now is a good time to ensure your garden will be full of pretty blooms, in time for the warmer weather. Here, you’ll find the 10 most beautiful, affordable artificial hanging baskets that you can buy, all at reasonable prices and so realistic that you could be forgiven for forgetting and occasionally watering them. [Read more…]
A few years ago the idea of choosing artificial flowers for your wedding would have been unheard of. Back then, artificial flowers looked fake! Nowadays, very little sets artificial flowers apart from the real thing, making them a feasible choice for your wedding bouquets. But which is better – artificial or real? Here, we look at the pros and cons of both choices: [Read more…]
Topiary can give even the plainest house a look of elegance – but should you choose a real topiary plant, or opt for something artificial? Here we explain a little more about topiary and walk you through the pros and cons of both options. [Read more…]
Silk plants and flowers are a great way to keep your house looking bright and beautiful year-round, and this is especially the case for those of us who lack an eco-friendly thumb! (hmm, that would be me!) However, they quickly build up dust and this can make them look dull and shabby. Fortunately, there are lots of how to easily and quickly remove any build-up and refresh the ‘life’ in your silk plants. Some cleaning options are made for plants that are easily removed from their base while others permit you to keep refreshing the arrangement as-is and take away the dirt, without having to dismantle everything. [Read more…]
A flower arrangement makes any setting instantly beautiful, and adds colour and texture. No matter what the event, flowers are an important part of interior and exterior design. Unfortunately, flowers are fragile and require a lot of maintenance in order to keep them looking fresh and vibrant.
As an excellent alternative, artificial flowers may just be the solution you’re looking for, as they don’t require regular maintenance and can be reused over and over. With a limitless range to choose from, finding the perfect flower has never been easier. [Read more…]
If you’re interested in buying silk flowers, the following article is for you – it will help you understand the price and quality available, and also help you to get the most out of your money. We’ll explain where you can find the very best artificial flowers, and the equipment you may need to make a fantastic artificial flower display or bouquet.
Flowers add so much to a home, without question – style, warmth, colour, texture, individuality and tranquility. But they are expensive, they don’t last very long, they need maintaining and many of us are susceptible to allergies, making it unrealistic to fill the house with beautiful blooms.
Fortunately, there is an alternative – the quality of artificial flowers has come on in leaps and bounds over the past year and there are some really impressive silk, foam and plastic options that are practically indistinguishable from the real thing. Here are 16 ideas for using artificial flowers around your home and garden for year round colour and cheer without the sneezes, fuss or mess. [Read more…]
I’ve never been very good at gardening (or keeping plants alive generally) and all attempts to create hanging baskets that produce beautiful blooms throughout the summer have been unsuccessful. Inevitably the flowers die, or look just miserable and frankly pathetic next to my neighbour’s carefully planted Chelsea-flower-show standard balls of bright pink fuchsias.
So when I found out that you could buy artificial hanging baskets of flowers that not only look impressive but last as long as you dare leave them out (before the neighbours start getting suspicious) I was pretty pleased with myself and I’ve been an artificial-flower-hanging-basket convert ever since. [Read more…]