I love a great faux, you too? While fresh flowers will always have my preference, I love the look of flowers in every room, and I just don’t have the time to take care of a lot of fresh arrangements. Clients often ask how to keep our flowers and arrangements looking their best so here are my Faux the Best Tips!
Our beautiful but low maintenance flowers and potted topiaries are such a fantastic way to add color, texture and personality to your home.
I’m excited about this 2021 fresh new collection of our Les Belles Fleurs faux florals and stems, and hope that you will be too! Here are my best tips for keeping your florals in beautiful condition to enhance your home decor.
FAUX THE BEST TIPS:
SHAPE AND ARRANGE.
Most of our flower stems can be shaped by gently bending to create the designer look you want. If you need to cut the stems a shorter length, I suggest you invest in a good pair of wire cutters. The wires are strong, so don’t use your scissors or pruning shears!
Try to arrange your blooms like you would a real bouquet, bend the wire stems to fall naturally.
KEEP IT CLEAN.
Clean your topiaries, floral arrangements and blooms with a hair dryer set on the lowest, cold air setting. I also sometimes use a clean paint brush to gently whisk away dust, if dust sits on your flower petals too long it can damage them.
AVOID THE SUN.
Keep your faux flowers looking fresh longer by displaying them out of strong sunlight. The dye used in most of our faux flowers and greenery can fade in sunlight.
Our faux blooms and arrangements are very strong, but sometimes a little petal can come off. You can easily stick it back with its friends with a little spot of glue, hot glue works wonders!
Your faux flowers will last longer if you take care of them. However, they DO have a shelf life. It’s been my experience that most faux florals probably should be “re-evaluated” ever 3-4 years or so.
One way to keep your faux flowers looking fresh, the individual stems anyway, is to change things up every so often. The same flowers in the same vase gets stale after awhile. Use a different vase, add another kind of greenery or flower to brighten the arrangement and make it new.
For faux arrangements, look and see if you can use them in different places in your home. You will be surprised how moving things around make these floral beauties liven up again!
Faux flowers are a wonderful addition to your home decor, and completely safe for pets and children, unlike some real flowers. Many of our clients are allergic to fresh flowers, and the faux provides them with the flower therapy they love.
With these Faux the Best Tips you can make sure that your beautiful life like floral arrangements bring their joy to your home as long as possible.
Faux the Best. Yes, or no at your house?
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