Artificial flowers can set off the alarm bells for that 90’s phenomena of naff, brightly coloured, dodgy fakes, sitting on a window ledge collecting dust with sun bleached edges, (coupled with an obligatory bowl of pot pourri – also due for a comeback, surely!). Well, no more – the options of faux flowers and plants available are endless and so good you’ll have everyone coming closer to cop a feel!
Seems we can’t get enough of succulents and cacti, so if you’ve got issues with water logged leaves or unsightly shrivelled plants, these fakes are the ultimate in maintenance-free succulent succulents!
1. Faux potted Echeveria, £30, Cox & Cox; 2. Green succulent plant, £2.39 each, Dunelm; Faux succulent wall planter, £34.95, The Urban Botanist; 4. Abigail Ahern Sandy faux cactus, £50, Rockett St. George; 5. Faux aubergine succulent, XL, currently on sale, £15 and small, currently on sale, £4.95, both Nordic House.
No squinting required with these amazing faux florals, go for a beautiful, statement bouquet or single stems to add a dash of year round colour. They aren’t always the cheapest option, but for fool-proof fakes and a never ending bunch of flowers, I think they make for a worthy investment.
Hydrangea Grand, £519, Olive & the Fox
Olive & the Fox have a brilliant collection of budget-friendly stems or stunning, top-end arrangements. Ok, it’s a big spend but it works out as less than £10 a week over the space of a year…
Kew Magnolia bouquet with vase, £62, Neptune
6. Foxglove stems, £15 (3 for the price of 2), Bloom; 7. Faux Japanese Anemone, £12, and faux Peony flower stem, £13 each, Oka; 8. various flower stems from £2.50, An Angel at my Table; 9. Bottle vases, £21, in bottles: Valerian £9 each; Thistle, £9 each; Queen Ann Lace, £8 each, Olive & the Fox; 10. Pink Astrantia stem, £9 each, Bloom
Gorgeous green house plants continue to be the ultimate home accessory; it’s amazing how a flash of green can add an element of freshness to any room. There’s no need to worry about these lush greens getting enough light or wilting to a sorry sight if you’re away for the weekend.
11. Fern plant pot, £12; Trailing ivy posy, £12; hanging plant pot, currently £27, all Rockett St. George; 12. Faux small leaved stem, £10, Oka; 13. Tall faux potted plant, £16.99 and faux Cheese Plant, £39.99, Homesense; 14. Floral silk Eucalyptus spray, £6 each, John Lewis; 15. Olive trees, from £55, Nordic House; Fejka potted Fig plant, £8, Ikea
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