Faux flowers often get a bad rap, but that is because when people think of fake flowers, they picture the hideous plastic flowers that adorned an elderly relative’s home when they were kids. Dollar store fake flowers are a perfect example of the unattractive faux floral arrangements that we picture when we think of them. The truth is that there are a lot of high-end faux floral arrangements that are delicately crafted to look like the real thing. Faux floral arrangements are a great way to beautify a space without having to constantly replace real bouquets when they die. They are also an excellent option for those who are allergic to flowers. Here are a few of our favorite, high-end faux flower arrangements!
The Jane Seymour Collection
Actress Jane Seymour partnered with flower giant FTD to develop a stunning collection of silk flowers. Ranging in price from about $40-$330, these gorgeous arrangements are beautifully arranged and will fool any passer-by who stops to admire them. The array of flowers offered in their arrangements is impressive: calla lilies, roses, peonies, magnolias, ranunculus and orchids. Among our favorite Jane Seymour silk flower arrangements is the Botanicals White Garden Bouquet in a white vase. This stunning arrangement features a white, cream and soft lime green color scheme, and boasts a lush arrangement of ranunculus and vibumum. Complete with a flared glass vase and faux water for a full illusion, this bouquet is representative of the exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail found through the collection.
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The Smithsonian Collection
The Smithsonian collection features an extensive range of live orchids, but also offers several silk orchids that are worthy of their real counterparts. Ranging from $30 to $200, the benefit of faux orchids is not just that they require no upkeep, other than dusting, but that they are a safe alternative for households with pets, given that orchids are generally toxic to animals. The jaw-dropping beauty and elegance of these potted plants will surprise anyone who finds out that they are not real, as every detail, down to the leaves and moss, are represented in stunning detail. For those who are looking for the popular, one-stem look, they offer silk cymbidium orchids, cattleys orchids and phalaenopsis orchids. For those who prefer a fuller look, the collection features silk oncidium and full cymbidium orchids.
While faux flowers have historically gotten a bad rap, these luxurious options show that you don’t have to sacrifice authenticity for longevity.