Flowers can form quite a substantial part of a bride’s budget for her wedding – £714 on average (according to 2017 figures) which is somewhat ironic considering they die off within a week or so. Artificial wedding flowers were once a tacky alternative to real beautiful wedding blooms but with the incredible realism of today’s artificial flowers, they are a viable alternative that every bride needs to consider. Here are 8 reasons why artificial flowers make sense at a wedding: [Read more…]
The UK is certainly not renowned for its sunny weather, averaging just 1,493 hours of sunshine a year compared to 2,839 in Toulon or 2,864 in Alicante. Consequently, us Brits get to enjoy a lot less of the garden than some of our European neighbours, succumbing to days on end of cloudy gloom, biting cold or miserable drizzle. [Read more…]
You might have your own view about artificial plants and flowers – for example, that they’re a compromise on real flowers, or a little tacky. But artificial flowers have come on such a long way over the past few years and they are now very different from the gaudy offerings you might have found in a bargain bin at B & M. Here are 4 surprising facts that you might not know about artificial plants and flowers. [Read more…]
Artificial flowers look beautiful in vases and planters, but have you thought about these alternative uses? There are so many ways artificial blooms can be used, giving you year-round choice and versatility without any maintenance. Check out these simple effective ideas for around the home: [Read more…]
One of the very best benefits of artificial flowers is that they allow you to get really creative, without having to worry that your creation will wilt and die within 24 hours. You can use them all around the home to add colour and interest, high and low. On this page we’re showcasing some of our favourite artificial flower headboards to inspire you. More than just your traditional artificial flower garlands looped across the top of the bed, these are truly artistic creative projects that add a unique and universally appealing floral display to the bedroom. [Read more…]
At first glance, it might seem obvious that in a battle between real and artificial plants, real plants would win every time. After all, unlike artificial plants, they readily compost into the soil without a trace – right?
Whilst this is certainly true of composting at home, a little digging (excuse the pun) into the life of a real shop-bought plant quickly reveals why it is far from carbon-neutral. [Read more…]
If you haven’t heard, the sale of artificial flowers in the UK is on the up. After going out of fashion for a while, they’re beginning to make a comeback and in a pretty big way. Many major department stores are now stocking a wide variety of luscious blooms that last a lot longer than the real thing and look highly attractive in the home or office. [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…]
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…]