Silk, faux or artificial flowers…how do you feel about them?
When I mentioned to Matt Mehra, the Creative Director at Unique Home, that I wrote a blog all about flowers, he asked for my opinion on the silk flowers that he had on display in his shop.
To be honest, I wasn’t quite sure how to reply, which is I think due to my very strong allegiance to fresh flowers! But I feel silk, faux or artificial flowers as they’re called can be a bit of a marmite product…in that you tend to either love or loathe them.
So, I decided to do some research and find out what’s available, specifically here in the UK, starting with an on-line company called Bloom, which are featured above and immediately below.
Next up are designs from the Grey Rose range by Jane Packer for Debenhams.
And finally, designs from the on-line retailer Peony.
As you can see, there are some very stylish and sophisticated options on the market from these three suppliers.
Silk flowers are also available from stores such as Ikea, Selfridges, John Lewis, Dunelm Mill and Marks & Spencer.
Ultimately, I think that it all boils down in the end to your personal choice…
Are you looking to add colour to your home and want a floral arrangement with longevity that doesn’t need looking after?
Or would you prefer to have the variety of fresh seasonal flowers in your home?
Personally, although I can see that there is a time and place for silk flowers, I feel that you really can’t beat fresh flowers. I love their transient nature and if I’ve chosen a particular type, their scent too…
But that’s my opinion…
How do you feel about silk, faux or artificial flowers? I’d love to know what you think…
(Images : Bloom, Debenhams, Peony)