27 January 2016

EASY DIY DECOR WITH FAUX FLOWERS // INTERIOR INSPIRATION


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?


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  1. Fabulous vlog and they look beautiful. x

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    1. aww thanks! I was alittle nervous at doing a vlog but it was quite fun :) x

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  2. Your blog is ace - so professional and i love the way the flowers look. Might be the way forward methinks! xx

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    1. Thanks lovely! It will certainly save me some pounds! x

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  3. Loved this! Brilliant vlog and very inspiring. Love Homesense, need to nip to my local store and check these out xx

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    1. Aww thanks! It really is a great treasure trove! x

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  4. We have a few faux flowers in our house from my Dads old job at Shirly leaf and petal company. They make flowers for films and stage so they look so real. x

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    1. Ooh so lucky! I was surprised how realistic they can be and they really brighten the home. x

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  5. Love the vlog Lori! And I am totally going to head to my local Homesense, the flowers look great, so real! x

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    1. Thanks lovely! I'm always in there on the look out for exciting finds. x

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  6. I never tend to buy faux flowers but these ones look fab! Great tip on spraying them with floral room spray.

    #Love2Blog

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  7. I'm so with you on the January blues! I love flowers but they are a bit out of our price range at the moment. I'll have to check out the ones at Home Sense.

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  8. A fab post. Thanks for sharing. I loved the video too! Watching videos is helping me work out how to make them myself and the flower idea is great. They look so so pretty. Angela from Daysinbed

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  9. What a fab post, I always think faux flowers look lovely but don't actually have any.

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  10. I have always loved the look of faux flowers but never really knew what to do with them if I brought some. Great post and now I can buy some and know what to do with them.

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  11. Oh my goodness - I love Homesense, good job my nearest one is over an hour away! Great post. Kaz x

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  12. I love artifical flowers if they look real, I love your ones I must look at home sense not sure if I have one near me. I love anything decor - so your blog is brilliant! x

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  13. We get fresh flowers most weeks as o love them too but it does add up- this was great food for thought, thanks

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  14. Love the vlog Lori - you are a natural! They look really good and defo something I'm going to try!

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