It's no secret that I've been struggling with the January blues, but I am shaking them off the and embracing the new by focusing on getting the flat ship shape and adding some much needed DIY touches. So I thought I'd share a few things I'm trying to make a home look good for less and I'm starting with faux flowers.
I love LOVE flowers, freshly cut blooms bring a huge smile to my face but a frown to my wallet, as I'm slightly addicted to filling the house with gorgeous stems, beautiful floral scents and can rarely pass the opportunity to pick up a bunch. That mixed with me sneaking in succulents sees me quickly running out of surface space and coffee funds!
So in an attempt to cut costs I thought I'd try using faux flowers from the new range at HomeSense. I was really surprised at the variety they had in store and how realistic they all looked! I was excited to see if I could create a display at home that would look good, brighten the home and best of all, last longer than a few weeks. I decided it might be fun to make a short vlog about using artificial flowers in the home and a few tips on making them look realistic.
My top tips are: Use a floral room spray to spritz your flowers and create a scent. Also be sure to choose flowers that feel as real as possible, the petals should have a waxy texture. I'm really pleased with how good they look and even though I might sneak a bunch in now and then, these blooms will certainly last.
What do you think? Would you consider using artificial flowers in the home?