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Benefits of Artificial Flowers

8 Benefits of Artificial Flowers

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Are you looking for new ways to add beauty and texture to your wreaths, decorations and home decor? If so, artificial flowers and greenery can be a great way to go. Not only are they more cost-effective than real ones in the long run, but they also offer other advantages that may make them worth considering. In this blog post, I’ll discuss why artificial flowers may be preferable over their real counterparts. Grab that cup of coffee or tea while we dive right into exploring eight benefits of artificial flowers and greenery over real ones!

Don’t get me wrong…I LOVE fresh florals! If money were no object, time was plentiful and shipping fresh florals were not problematic for me, I may have never started using artificial florals. Faux flowers have come such a long way just since I opened my Etsy shop. Nowadays, the quality has improved to such a degree, sometimes it is difficult to tell real from artificial. So much so that I have had to tell two people so far to stop watering my artificial plants!!!

Eight benefits of using artificial flowers and greenery:

  1. Longevity: Artificial flowers do not wilt or die like real plants, so they can last for multiple seasons without needing to be replaced. Depending on the quality, color and exposure to the elements, I usually grow tired of them before they wear out.
  2. Convenience: Artificial flowers and greenery do not require watering, sunlight, or any other maintenance. This makes them a convenient and low-maintenance option. Think about it…You no longer have to worry if your husband remembered to water your flowers while you are out of town
  3. Allergen-free: Artificial flowers and greenery do not produce pollen or other allergens, making them a good option for people with allergies.
  4. Versatility: Artificial flowers and greenery can be used in a variety of settings and environments, including places with limited natural light or where real plants may not thrive. Our home is in a shaded lot. Although I like them, I am growing very tired of snake plants!
  5. Cost-effective: While the upfront cost of artificial flowers may be higher than real plants, they can be more cost-effective. In the long run, as they do not require ongoing maintenance or replacement. If you are like me, I have a hard time getting a chance to deadhead my petunias before they start looking leggy and having to replace them. And don’t get me started on how many of my plants died of thirst while I was out of town!
  6. Customization: This is particularly important if you are involved in either side of wedding planning. Many times the bride is wanting a certain flower for her wedding. Yet, it is out of season or doesn’t come in the color she needs. Artificial flowers and greenery can be easily found to meet specific design requirements, such as size, color, and arrangement.
  7. Consistency: Real plants, which can vary in appearance from season to season. Artificial flowers and greenery will maintain their appearance year-round. Also, many times they can be shaped or the stems bent to fit perfectly in your arrangement.
  8. Durability: Artificial flowers and greenery are more durable than real plants and can withstand handling, transportation, and changing weather conditions.

Remember, it doesn’t have to be all one or the other. In our home, I use both fresh and artificial alike. For occasions that call for floral arrangements, you can have the best of both worlds. Using artificial flowers alongside fresh blooms is a great option if longevity and variety are important factors in your design. When pieces start losing their bloom and shape– as inevitably happens with natural plants – they may easily be replaced by faux items without compromising style.

Don’t underestimate artificial flowers and greenery. They can offer many advantages over real ones, from being low-maintenance and mess-free to providing allergy-free decor. Faux florals are a great way to add life and texture to any home. Additionally, since they can be reused again and again, they also have the potential to help save money in the long run. While I still enjoy fresh florals, when it comes to convenience and savings, artificial flowers have become my choice for making a home décor statement!

Let me know in the comments if you can think of any other benefits of artificial florals. Wondering where you can find premium faux florals? This blog post lists some of my favorite online sources that don’t require a wholesale license.

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Eight advantages of artificial flowers

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