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.

About 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.

40 thoughts on “Everlasting blooms (the best artificial flowers ever!)

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

    1. 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. 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!

      1. 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!

  8. 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

    1. 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!

    1. 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!!! :)

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