Everlasting blooms (the best artificial flowers ever!)

the best artificial flowers

Flowers. I love them.

In all their guises, I’m a girl who loves nothing more than a vase of blooms in the house.

Goldfish bowls brimming with tulips, glass cylindrical vases full of lilies, or sweet little forget-me-nots or hellebores in tiny bud vases.

Flowers are the perfect way of injecting a bit of seasonal colour into a room and freshening up the look of a place cheaply and easily.

No fuss and for very little expense.

So imagine my excitement when I popped to HomeSense last weekend and saw they had an enormous INDOOR flower market! Bucketfuls of the most gorgeous blooms which weren’t in season.

One of my very favourite flowers are green hydrangea. But these beauties are generally summer fare and it’s rare to see them in the winter. So to be presented with so many of them — in full bloom — was a very welcome sight indeed.

So how was that then?

Well, they were all fake! The lot of them.

100% genuine faux florals — the best the best artificial flowers that I had seen in ages!

Guaranteed not wilt, droop or shed their petals. And perfect for giving all-year-round colour in the home.

the best artificial flowers

the best artificial flowers that I’ve seen in ages!

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The best thing is, if you pop them in a vase along with a few stems of real blooms, you have the scent of genuine flowers and it’s really, really difficult at first glance to see which are real and which are fake.

I’m a real fan of keeping things real but when things look as good as good as this, I’m all for faking it :)

This post was written in collaboration with HomeSense but all thoughts, words and images, as ever, are my own.

Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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40 Comments

  1. 30th January 2016 / 1:48 pm

    I am always looking at fake flowers but they always look fake. These look great! x

    • 30th January 2016 / 2:15 pm

      Ah Kate — honestly they’re SO fab!!!! I’m a real fan of good fakes… I’ve got a fake orchid in one of the darkest parts of our house and — until I mentioned it the other day — my sister always assumed that it was real!!! :)

  2. 30th January 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Caro they look fab, I am obsessed with having fresh flowers in the house, I just love them and these look great x

    • 1st February 2016 / 12:50 pm

      They’re amazing aren’t they? It’s only when you get up really close that you realise they’re fakes! So realistic :)

  3. Mackenzie Glanville
    31st January 2016 / 8:15 am

    They look absolutely gorgeous, they look real!

    • 1st February 2016 / 12:55 pm

      Amazing aren’t they?! Not *quite* as lovely as the real deal, but nearly!! ;)

  4. 3rd February 2016 / 8:20 am

    Ah this is so timely for me, I love flowers too and have never consider fake ones ever before, however I want something low for a table and have been scouring the internet looking good fake ones. I had been to TK Maxx but maybe I should travel out and find a Home Sense. These are gorgeous and it was small stem Hydrangeas that I was looking for. Thanks Caro xx

    • 3rd February 2016 / 7:28 pm

      The hydrangea are amazing aren’t they?! They’ve got really LONG stems actually, and look amazing in a big glass cylindrical vase with long stem lilies, but you can cut or bend the stems over — as I’ve done in the pics — to make them shorter! ;) Cunning!

  5. 3rd February 2016 / 8:36 am

    They look so good! I always think of fake flowers as like ones from the 1970s which were so cheap and nasty- but these are fab. Come on HomeSense, open a store in Plymouth!

    • 3rd February 2016 / 7:15 pm

      They’re incredible aren’t they? And YES! You NEEEED a HomeSense in Plymouth! Where IS your nearest store??

      • 3rd February 2016 / 7:24 pm

        My nearest one is Bristol, and it’s out of town Bristol, and I don’t drive, so a bit of a trek on public transport – I’ve been once though, before Christmas, and could have bought the whole store!

        • 3rd February 2016 / 7:32 pm

          Eurgh — that’s SO annoying!!!!!! We need to start creating a petition!!! You NEED a HomeSense in your town!!

          Although…. I spend a blooming fortune in there, so it’s NOT good for one’s finances ;)

  6. 3rd February 2016 / 11:53 am

    I’m impressed! I was looking at some cherry blossom type fake flowers the other day but the colours just were’t right. These look very realistic though.

    • 3rd February 2016 / 7:12 pm

      They’re fab aren’t they?! When I said to my sister that I was doing a pice of faux florals she said ‘but you’d NEVER have fake plants or flowers in YOUR house!’ — I had to gently point out that the orchid, that lives at the top of our stairs is, in fact, 100% fake!! ;)

  7. 3rd February 2016 / 12:02 pm

    How strange I wrote about artificial flowers this week too. Although mine is just a wishlist, your photos are amazing I think I need a trip to Homesense. x

    • 3rd February 2016 / 7:10 pm

      Great minds think alike lovely! DO go and check the Homesense flowers out — they are amaaazing! :)

  8. 3rd February 2016 / 12:30 pm

    Oh wow they are goo! I love your idea of mixing in a few real ones. Cunning! I haven’t been to Home Sense for a while but this is making me want to go even more!! Becky x #HomeEtc

    • 3rd February 2016 / 7:09 pm

      They are SO good!! I put some lily stems in mine — just 3 quid from Aldi and I swear it looked like a £50 bunch of flowers!! ;)

  9. 3rd February 2016 / 3:30 pm

    What great fakes!! I love flowers too but it can be such a pain keeping the supply topped up – I’ve been looking for some realistic looking fakes to brighten up some of the other rooms, and these look like excellent contenders. x #Homeetc

    • 3rd February 2016 / 7:08 pm

      They’re AMAZING aren’t they? Definitely a bargain too — at just £1.50 a stem, they’re as cheap as a decent bunch of flowers but last a whole lot longer :)

  10. 4th February 2016 / 9:59 am

    Ha ha, love the idea of mixing some faux blooms with real ones. That’s the kind of thing I would do. ‘Tis interesting, fake flowers have come on a lot of recent years. Thanks for hosting #HomeEtc. I plan to be back in the weeks to come.

    • 9th February 2016 / 12:06 pm

      I swear — when you mix them up it makes it very, very difficult to spot the fakes! ;)

  11. 4th February 2016 / 11:31 am

    They are excellent looking fake flowers, I love Hydrangeas, I feel the need to drive the hour to Home Sense now, just beautiful xx

    • 9th February 2016 / 12:06 pm

      Gorgeous aren’t they?! I love hydrangea too — I must plant some in the garden!!

  12. 4th February 2016 / 3:19 pm

    They look so lovely on your kitchen table, isn’t pink and green the ultimate combo?

    • 9th February 2016 / 12:07 pm

      Aah thanks so much Nancy — and YES!! Pink and green is a winner!

  13. 4th February 2016 / 8:22 pm

    Very pretty! I love a bit of flowery fakery at this time of the year. I especially love them in my bedroom where fresh flowers, though lovely, aren’t always practical. x

  14. 4th February 2016 / 9:00 pm

    These look great, I have to admit I have stopped looking at fake flowers as they usually look so fake that it puts me off but it may be worth a pop up to Homesense to check these out. xx

    • 9th February 2016 / 12:03 pm

      These ones are amazing — SO realistic!! And a bargain too at just £1.50 per stem!! ;)

  15. 6th February 2016 / 10:49 pm

    My nan had some lovely fake flowers, mini ones, in a little vase which said “May the love between you and I, like these flowers never die”. Sweet ey. When I was little I thought it was the cutest sentiment ever.

    • 9th February 2016 / 11:40 am

      Aww that’s so lovely!!! Makes me feel a bit tearful!!!

  16. 7th February 2016 / 5:06 pm

    They’re fab and like you say if they’re this good there’s no harm in faking it. Gorgeous, thanks for hosting #homeetc x

    • 9th February 2016 / 11:39 am

      They’re fab aren’t they? So nice to see some decent fakes — that are affordable. Just £1.50 a stem!!

  17. 9th February 2016 / 10:19 am

    No way – they look SO real…!!!!! Utterly gorgeous I love them and so pretty :) xx

    • 17th February 2016 / 1:31 pm

      Amazing aren’t they? And such good value too!! Only £1.50 a stem and will last a lifetime!! ;)

  18. 9th February 2016 / 11:40 am

    Wow just wow! I’m totally amazed how far these have come in recent years – I was always the person (and still am!) who goes out for dinner and can’t resist feeling the flowers/plants on the table to see if they’re real or fake. I’m totally impressed and may have to get some in, go HomeSense! X

    • 17th February 2016 / 11:53 am

      They’re incredible aren’t they? I think it’s the stalks that are a giveaway, but if you put them in a solid vase, no-one’s any the wiser!! ;)

  19. 9th February 2016 / 1:57 pm

    I picked some up from there and they are fantastic aren’t they. The flower market area is amazing and so much to choose from. I now have a little bunch brightening up my desk.

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