In the last few years, artificial flowers have developed so much that it is now very difficult to tell the difference between real flowers and artificial flowers. The quality has improved so much with the use of quality foam and fabrics giving artificial flowers a real life look and even real touch feel in some cases that artificial flowers are becoming increasingly popular.
In the past artificial flowers were made from silk in China, hence the name – silk flowers. These days most are made from materials such as plastic, synthetics, rubber, paper products and foam.
Some of these materials mean that artificial flowers can be considerably cheaper than real flowers. However, those materials used to give artificial flowers a ‘real touch’ or ‘realistic look’, can cost considerably more than fresh flowers.
The benefit of artificial flowers is undeniably the fact that they don’t need any maintenance other than a regular brush using a dust-brush, or a blow from a hairdryer on a cold setting to keep the flowers nice and clean. There is certainly no need to worry about any damage from insects or bugs, changing the water or having to feed the flowers.
With so many varieties available there is also no need to worry about not finding artificial flowers to your preference. These include freesias, roses, gerberas, ranunculus and many more.
The main reason that artificial flowers really catch the eye is because of the stunning range of colours available. They are available in many colours and shades, ideal for matching to outfits and home décor. Artificial flowers come in fabulously shades from soft lilacs, to bold oranges and reds.
Artificial flowers are very popular when decorating wedding venues, decorating wedding cars, hair pieces, fashion accessories and so on, but equally popular when brightening up the home or office.
In fact, they are so versatile you can make use of artificial or silk flowers at any occasion especially if used as table decorations at dinner parties or used as scatter petals giving décor a professional look as the petals do not split or shrivel.
As artificial flowers are not affected by the weather in any way, they are suitable for being used indoors or outdoors. And as well as artificial flowers, there are also artificial plants.
Artificial flowers can also make a very special, lifelong gift, especially if they come in the form of a vase arrangement on potted flowering plant. They never lose their shape or colour and will remain as they are, as long as they are looked after correctly.