Are you a big fan of pretty flowers? A vase of flowers on the dining table or any table in any corner of the room will be sure to brighten up your day.
While a cute centrepiece floral arrangement will definitely make the blues of a long day at work fade away when you open your front door!
But, taking care of flowers can be cumbersome, with much needed special care and attention vital to maintaining its beautiful myriad of colours.
Too much sun and it’ll wilt while too much water and it’ll drown! If you just don’t have the time like many of us busy Australians, this can easily turn into a full-time job. Luckily for us, we’ve discovered an even better alternative, artificial flower plants.
A Quick History About Artificial Flowers
Before you cross off fake flowers from your list, give it a chance! You’ll be amazed that these days silk and artificial flowers can look breathtakingly real right down to their touch and feel.
It is almost impossible to distinguish the fake from the real! Even its plastic stems can feel real to touch.
Made from polyether polyurethane these real touch flowers or more commonly known as “PU flowers” are made to last.
Although fake, these plants are designed to be botanically accurate and have lifelike characteristics offering true-to-life textures. Making it look just like the real thing!
How did silk flowers come along? The tradition of making silk flowers is believed to be hundreds of years old, originating from Chinese origins.
The Chinese were skilled in silk-making and created elaborate floral replicas using silk but it was not till the early twelfth century when Italians turned silk flower-making into a business.
Over time, the silk flower trend spread across the globe to France, England and to America. With advancing technologies over the years, these silk beauties are looking more and more ultra-realistic!
They continue to amaze and wow people all over the world and has even become a multi-billion dollar industry.
Why Should You Choose Silk Flowers?
While there’s no doubt the benefits of having fresh flowers at home, silk flowers certainly have some advantages of their own!
Flowers are seasonal and require a lot of nurture and care and truth be told, not everyone has the time and energy to spare. But with artificial flowers, you can have the flowers of your desire, no matter the season!
They will not wilt and die, giving their owners permanent floral displays to adorn their homes at any time of year.
Built to last, these flowers are reusable and they do not require sunlight, water, soil or upkeep making it great for crafts. That’s why silk flowers today play a big part in celebration decorations, especially weddings.
Party flowers help set the tone and working with silk flowers are wonderfully practical as they can be reused and repurposed.
No more having to worry about prepping the floral decorations and wedding bouquets or wreaths the night before and hoping they’ll stay fresh and beautiful all throughout the celebrations.
With artificial wedding bouquets, the bride has the option of keeping a special memento of her big day or if she decides to have a bouquet toss, the lucky recipient will be able to keep the “good luck” charm or even use it for her own wedding as they do not wilt!
On a side note, you won’t have to worry about your guests having allergies as fake flowers contain no pollen.
Give Silk Flowers a Run for Your Money!
Don’t let the old perceptions and myth that silk flowers don’t look real stop you from purchasing these versatile and everlasting beauties. They’ve increased in demand over the years and are going to be in trend for a long time, especially the good looking, high-quality ones. Those kinds are worth every dollar!
Here’s one brand we’ll put our money on, these silk flowering plants from Designer Plants! They are UV resistant and designed to last and the best part is, they don’t look tacky and won’t fade. Our favourites are the roses, orchids and tulips!
While fresh flowers won’t cost as much initially, replacing them every ten days or so can become expensive.
On the other hand, silk flowers are built to last and in the long run, investing in this high-quality floral décor will give you the best value for your money. With that said, it’s time to get crafty!
Let your creativity run wild. Play with the colour swatches and add some colourful blooms to your home.